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Midlands Technical College Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
10% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Midlands Technical College Ranked?

#1,503 Best Colleges in Nation
#21 Best Colleges in SC
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Midlands Technical College was awarded 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is electrical, electronic & communications engineering technology.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked MTC as #1,503 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when MTC held the #1,525 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

MTC is also ranked #21 out of 44 schools in South Carolina.

See all of the rankings for Midlands Technical College.

Is It Hard to Get Into MTC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Midlands Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Midlands Technical College admissions.

Midlands Technical College Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
40% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Midlands Technical College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Midlands Technical College is 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Midlands Technical College

49% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 49% rate at Midlands Technical College is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  49 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Midlands Technical College.

Midlands Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,770 Full-Time Undergraduates
42.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,794 undergraduates at MTC with 3,770 being full-time and 5,024 being part-time.

How Much Does Midlands Technical College Cost?

$5,540 Net Price
18% Take Out Loans
$19,292 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of MTC is $5,540. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MTC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,010 $4,296 $6,477 $7,478 $7,199

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MTC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MTC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $4,823 a year. That adds up to $19,292 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MTC is 10.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do MTC Graduates Make?

$33,780 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from MTC make about $33,780 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 20% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Midlands Technical College make the most money.

Location of Midlands Technical College

South Carolina State
3,770 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in West Columbia, South Carolina, Midlands Technical College is a public institution. West Columbia is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for MTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170-2176
Phone: 803-738-8324

Midlands Technical College Majors

31 Majors With Completions
1,015 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Midlands Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MTC

76% Take At Least One Class Online
37% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 6,599 students took at least one online class at Midlands Technical College. This is a decrease from the 7,756 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 6,599 3,185
2019-2020 7,756 4,169
2018-2019 3,051 651
2017-2018 2,904 678
2016-2017 4,725 1,095

Learn more about online learning at Midlands Technical College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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