Midland College (MC) was established as an independent junior college in 1972 and held its first classes on campus in 1975. Since that time, the campus has expanded to a main campus on in Midland, Texas, United States - a county seat of over 100,000 people in the Permian Basin region of west Texas and southeast New Mexico. The school also has numerous 'off-campus' locations in other parts of Midland, and in Fort Stockton, Texas, the Pecos County seat.
Mission and accreditation
Midland College is a comprehensive public college dedicated to educational excellence. The faculty and staff are committed to instruction that sustains a life-long quest for knowledge and provides students with academic, intellectual, occupational, and professional proficiency — including knowledge in and appreciation of the arts and sciences; critical thinking; clear and effective communication; analytical reflection; and technical skills. The College serves the diverse learning communities of its region by providing a range of flexible programs, from community enrichment to the baccalaureate degree.
As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of Midland College is the following: