College of the Mainland

Texas City, TX 77591
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The College of the Mainland (COM) is located in Texas City, Texas. COM was established in 1966 and it now serves over 4000 students. Students will be able to pursue various associate’s degrees and certificates at this school. COM is also a well-known transfer school and many students choose to start their college journey at this institution. The college is completely accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The nursing program at COM has become very respected throughout the years. There is a vocational nursing program, an associate’s degree in nursing program, and an LVN-to-RN transition track. All of these nursing programs are held to a high standard and give nursing students a full education. The curriculum at COM will involve interactive labs, classroom lectures, and clinical rotations at state-of-the-art facilities in order to give students practical experience. This nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). It is also approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students4,328
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 77
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 85.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 89%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1975 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$45/credit
In State Students$85/credit
Out of State Students$115/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,025 $3,825 $5,175
ADN 70 $3,150 $5,950 $8,050
BSN 125 $5,625 $10,625 $14,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 55% of College of the Mainland's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 37% $4,465
Other Federal Grant 2% $1,014
State Grant & Scholarships 5% $1,915
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $1,344
Federal Student Loans 5% $3,740
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,783
$30,001 to $48,000$1,695
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
College of the Mainland
1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591

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