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.