Message from the President

Here at College of the Mainland, our students are our story. Their successes, experiences, journeys, and transformations — their stories are what makes us remarkably COM.

Favorite Things About COM

“I love the faculty and staff. If I need any help, I have TRIO or the student center. Class instructors are helpful. They’ll help you with everything you need.” –Da’von

COM by the Numbers

Of course, COM is best experienced in person, but we also look pretty good at a glance.

Finding the Path That’s Right for You

Whether students are looking to transfer to a university or prepare for a new career or trade, College of the Mainland offers innovative and dynamic learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of every learner, and all core classes transfer.

Laying the Foundation for the Future

College of the Mainland is making room for the future, and that vision is clear as we usher in a number of new and upgraded learning spaces to better serve the growing needs of our students and community.

Gaining Diverse Perspectives in the Classroom

Professors not only teach classes and build curriculum, but they also cultivate a deeper sense of self by encouraging students to explore diverse perspectives from the world around them. It is through this teaching philosophy that the work of College of the Mainland sociology professor Luis Sabido shines.

Blazing New Trails for the Next Generation

Ginger Pace always sought to set an example for her family that hard work pays off. After receiving her GED, she enrolled at College of the Mainland (COM) in 2017, becoming the first generation in her family to attend college.

From COM to UHCL: Transferring to Success

Sometimes teaching others is the best way to learn. Jibin Johns learned this firsthand while pursuing his general studies degree at College of the Mainland.

Engineering: A New Road to Success

This fall there will be seats open for students who want to embark on a well-paid, highly sought-after career in engineering. That’s when College of the Mainland will launch two brand new Associate of Science degrees in both mechanical and chemical engineering.

Accelerated Associate of Arts

While traditionally the path to an associate degree has been a two-year journey, College of the Mainland students now have the opportunity to expedite that process by obtaining an Associate of Arts degree in just 18 months.

Student Success: We Have a Prescription for That

Cultivating a personalized, student-centered learning environment shapes the core of the College of the Mainland experience. And nowhere is that more visible than in Lisa Homburg’s classroom.

Making a Difference Beyond the Pond

If you have a question about politics and government, chances are that College of the Mainland (COM) Assistant Professor of Government Sean Skipworth has the answer.

Attend College with Tuition & Fees Covered

The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship allows local high school seniors of the Class of 2021, AND select graduates of the Class of 2020, (high school equivalency, public, private, home or charter schools) to attend College of the Mainland with all tuition and fees covered for Fall 2021.

Making Dreams a Reality: Rustin Hara’s Story

For Rustin Hara, pursuing a career in the fast-growing and financially rewarding petrochemical field was a big motivator for him when considering his future. When it came to deciding the best path to get him there, finances were an important factor influencing his decision.

See What Our Donors are Saying

Continue reading to see what our donors are saying about College of the Mainland.

Donors Making a Difference

Lifetime Donations to the College of the Mainland Foundation

Help Write 100 Stories

Are you ready to change your future? These students have a promising future because of donors just like you!

COM Alumni News

Maggie Bledsoe – Class of 2020, Theatre – Attending College of the Mainland as a Theatre major was one of the best decisions I made for my educational career. The professors and directors all represented and effectively taught the importance of professionalism and good work ethic.

Stronger Together: Our COVID-19 Response

While the past year has been nothing short of a whirlwind, our faculty, staff and students have certainly risen to the occasion. Challenged with the uncertainties of shifting to an online instructional platform, College of the Mainland is delivering with ingenuity and a resounding commitment to meet the evolving needs of our students every step of the way.