Name: College of the Mainland
President: Dr. Warren Nichols
City: Texas City
Campus Setting: Suburban, Small City
Year Established: 1967
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015 IPEDS Data
2015 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 78%
Full Time: 22%
African American: 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 3%
Native American: 0%
Dr. Warren Nichols
Quote from the President
“College of the Mainland is a Hispanic-Serving Institution committed to finding clear pathways for all students to accomplish their goals. Staff and faculty collaborate to help students succeed from application for financial aid to selecting courses to launching their careers. COM is launching even more initiatives such as adding a financial literacy educator and student success coach to assist students each step of the way.” - Dr. Warren Nichols
- COM graduates with technical degrees earn the highest starting salaries of any new university or college graduate in the state - $73,509 - according to a study by higher education research group College Measures.
- COM is an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Achieving the Dream is a national initiative to help more community college students succeed, particularly low-income students and students of color.
- COM was the first college in the nation to offer an associate degree in process technology in 1994.
- COM's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international community college honor society, was ranked a Five Star Chapter and one of the top in the world.