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Introducing College of the Mainland's newest educational facility in League City

Flexible and Convienent!

  • Enroll in evening classes three days a week to complete your degree in just 18 months through our new accelerated degree program. 
  • Daytime classes also available for classes in the Associate of Arts degree plan.
  • Conveniently located near I-45

This fall, League City will be home to College of the Mainland’s new 27,570-square-foot educational facility. The new facility, located at 1411 West Main Street in League City, is the former site of the League City United Methodist Church, and will house dual credit and general education classes for students in League City, Friendswood, Dickinson, Kemah and other north Galveston County cities.

The move marks an exciting time for the college to further its student reach across its service area as the League City region maintains an increasingly strong presence at COM. With nearly 41 percent of the overall student population and 63 percent of the dual credit enrollment residing in north Galveston County, the new facility will offer an accessible and convenient option for students residing in that region and along Interstate 45 while also addressing the steady growth in enrollment at the current North County Learning Center site.

“College of the Mainland is committed to providing quality educational opportunities to all areas throughout our service district,” said Dr. Warren Nichols, president of College of the Mainland. “As our dual credit program continues to grow, it is important that we are diligent in supporting this growth to reach every segment of our college community.”

In addition to dual credit, students at the new site can also look forward to enhanced facilities for general education classes when doors open in the fall. The site will include eight classrooms, a wet lab for biology instruction, and a testing and advising center.

About the College

  • 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 ranked number five in the nation in the number of degrees awarded in 2016 in the science technologies/technicians category by a Community College Week study.

  • The Fire Science Technology Program was ranked number 34 in the nation for return on investment by Fire Science Online.

  • COM's chapter of the international community college honor society is ranked a Five Star Chapter, and one of the top in the world.


President: Dr. Warren Nichols
Phone: 409-933-8271

Vice President for Instruction: Dr. Jerry Fliger
Phone: 409-933-8229

Vice President for Student Services: Dr. Helen Brewer
Phone: 409-933-8213

Vice President for Fiscal Affairs: Dr. Clen Burton
Phone: 409-933-8268

Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Director of COM Foundation: Dr. Lisa Watson
Phone: 409-933-8674

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College of the Mainland was a beckoning vision in the minds of community leaders as far back as the early 1960s. The first concrete step was taken in October 1966 when the College of the Mainland Junior College District was formed. The area of the College District encompasses 237 square miles, and its taxing district includes the five independent school districts of Dickinson, Hitchcock, La Marque, Santa Fe and Texas City. Its service district includes Friendswood ISD and the part of Clear Creek ISD located in Galveston County.

The second step toward realization of the dream was taken on December 10, 1966, when the voters of the College District approved a bond issue of $2,850,000 and supporting taxes for debt service and operation. In quick succession, the Board of Trustees selected a president, hired faculty members and staff and located temporary facilities, and College of the Mainland came into existence. The first class of 414 students enrolled in September 1967.

Students attended classes in temporary quar- ters until the first phase of construction was completed on 120 acres by Palmer Highway and Amburn Road in Texas City. On February 27, 1970, the College moved to its beautiful new campus, which consisted of an Administration Building, Learning Resources Center, Math-Science Building, Technical- Vocational Building and a Central Utilities Building.

On May 16, 1970, the citizens of the Junior College District approved a second bond issue of $4,750,000 and supporting taxes for operation and debt service of the second phase of construction. The second building program included a Fine Arts Building, a Physical Education Complex, a Student Center, a 100 percent increase of the Technical-Vocational Building    facilities and a 60 percent expansion of the Math- Science Building facilities. The second construction phase was completed in September 1972, followed by the building of a print shop and a firing range.

In October of 2019, the new College of the Mainland Conference Center opened. The conference center is 5,887-square feet and when set up auditorium-style seats 540 and about 360 for banquets. The center was made available for use by the community.


A 20,000-square-foot addition to the Technical-Vocational Building was completed in fall 1985. The expansion houses computer labs, classrooms, offices and a Child Development Lab designed as a training ground for students enrolled in the Child Development Program.

In 1991, two Industrial Education Buildings were completed to house the Auto Mechanics Technology and Diesel Mechanics Technology Programs. The well-equipped facilities added 25,335 square feet of building space to the campus, for a grand total of 300,745 square feet.

In 1999, a new 10,800-square-foot Public Service Careers Building was opened across the esplanade from the Fine Arts Building. The new facility houses faculty offices, classrooms and labs for three major public service career fields—law enforcement, emergency medical services, pharmacy technician and fire protection.

Graduating Dual Credit/Collegiate - Short Application

After finishing dual credit/collegiate classes and graduating from high school, a student must complete this application to become a new COM student. Former dual credit/collegiate students do not need to fill out the ApplyTexas application.

Graduating Dual Credit/Collegiate Student Readmission Form

Please select the option that best describes you:

First Time in College

Interested in taking credit courses to earn a degree or certificate or transfer to a university?

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Transfer/Visiting Students

Interested in enrolling at College of the Mainland after attending another college or university?

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Returning Students

Interested in returning to College of the Mainland after not attending for more than a year?

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Dual Credit

Interested in the COM programs offered to high school students?

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International Students

Note: Students who are not U.S. citizens and do not live in the United States must apply for a student visa at the American embassy in their home country.

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  • After submitting your application through ApplyTexas, please allow one to two working days for processing. To check on your application status, please go to WebAdvisor at the COM website.

    *Please note: If you do not supply your Social Security number, your application process will be delayed. The ApplyTexas application is not an application for financial aid. Please refer to the COM website for financial aid information.

  • All new COM students under age 22 must submit evidence of being immunized against meningococcal meningitis. The vaccine must have been taken within the past five years and at least 10 days before the start of class.

  • Submit official high school and college transcripts in an unopened, sealed envelope to:
    College of the Mainland
    Attn: Admissions
    1200 Amburn Rd.
    Texas City, TX 77591

  • Apply for Financial Aid

  • Complete placement testing. Visit to take the pre-assessment activity and schedule your TSI Assessment.

  • Enroll in classes with an advisor after all documents have been turned in.

All students applying for financial aid should first complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This information is used to determine whether you are eligible for federal grants, certain scholarships and work-study programs. Learn more about the FASFA.

Types of Financial Aid

  Need to be repaid Based on financial need Based on grades
Federal Financial Aid (Pell grant) no yes yes (You must pass your classes.)
Work-study no yes yes (You must pass your classes.)
Scholarships no sometimes some have minimum GPAs
Loans yes Subsidized loans are based on need.
Unsubsidized loans are not based on need.
yes (You must pass your classes.)

*Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grant)

Federal financial aid is awarded based on financial need and other criteria. It does not have to be repaid after you graduate.

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Scholarships can be awarded based on grades, financial need or other qualifications. They do not have to be repaid.

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*Work-Study Program

A work-study program allows students to receive financial aid while they work on campus. Positions are awarded based on financial need and other criteria.

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Loans are funds that have to be repaid after graduation.

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Year–Round Pell

An eligible student may now receive a full Federal Pell Grant for summer 2019 even if they received a full Federal Pell Grant during the fall and spring semesters. Year-round Pell allows students to receive up to 150 percent of a regular grant award over the course of the academic year so that they can continue taking classes in the summer and finish their degrees faster than they would otherwise. With careful planning, Pell Grant recipients may take advantage of this new regulation to earn their degree faster. However, students should keep in mind that the summer term is shorter (8-10 weeks) than fall and spring semesters (16 weeks). Students should consult with their academic advisor to develop a manageable course load for the shorter summer term. Just because students may be eligible for full-time Pell Grant funds does not mean students are required to carry a full-time load.

Note: The provisions of the new law state that any Pell Grant received will be included in determining the student’s Pell Grant duration of eligibility and Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU).

To be eligible for additional Pell Grant funds:

  • student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period,
  • student must be enrolled at least half-time in the payment period(s) (6 credit hours) during the summer term, and
  • student must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress

Applying for Financial Aid at COM

Priority Application Deadlines

The most successful financial aid applicants submit all applications and documentation well before class registration to ensure they are eligible to receive the most funding.

Financial aid applicants are encouraged to submit all required financial aid documents by the following deadlines:

  • Fall – June 1
  • Spring – Nov. 1
  • Summer – May 1

Applications submitted after these dates will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and could be processed after payment deadline dates. In this situation, students must make other payment arrangements before the payment deadlines.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Meeting Schedule

Students must make satisfactory academic progress (pass their classes) to remain on financial aid. Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Meetings are scheduled on the second or third Friday of the month. For information about the upcoming monthly meetings, check with the Financial Aid Office.