Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, SC 29170
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Midland Technical College (MTC) is located in West Columbia, South Carolina and has multiple locations in Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties. It is among the largest technical colleges in South Carolina and serves around 16,000 students. This school is seen as an optimal choice for students who wish to transfer over to four-year universities. Students can easily transfer over to the University of South Carolina-Columbia from this school. MTC offers many courses in its own right as well. There are more than one hundred associate’s degree, diploma, and certificate programs at this school.

The MTC nursing program allows students to pursue becoming licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered nurses (RN). With both practical nursing and an associate’s degree in nursing program, this school gives all nursing students many opportunities. Transition nursing opportunities are available for qualified LPNs as well. Nurses will be ready for the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN licensure exam upon completion of the program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students10,625
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate47%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 3 23
Associate's degree 22 202
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 16
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
03/01/1986 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
06/01/1977 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates --

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$166/credit
In State Students$208/credit
Out of State Students$498/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 $7,470 $9,360 $22,410
ADN 70 $11,620 $14,560 $34,860
BSN 125 $20,750 $26,000 $62,250
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, 91% of Midlands Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 49% $4,103
Other Federal Grant 1% $665
State Grant & Scholarships 68% $3,542
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $670
Federal Student Loans 33% $4,367
Private Loans 2% $10,241


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$5,103
$30,001 to $48,000$4,787
$48,001 to $75,000$6,443
$75,001 to $110,000$7,225
Over $110,000$7,689

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Carolina state board of nursing.
Midlands Technical College
1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170

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