Education Archive

Community colleges—an American innovation

The year was 1901, and as the world was celebrating the beginning of the 20th century, two major events occurred which would shape the future of Midland:  Oil was discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, and the

Go Figure. Math + science = great careers

Looking for a job that is interesting and rewarding? How about something with strong growth that pays well and provides a secure life?  Maybe something in heathcare, engineering or IT? Well, we’ve got the jobs for you

Make Friends With FAFSA You won’t get financial aid without it

All students applying to college should know about FAFSA. Also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, everyone—rich, poor, or somewhere in between—should plan to fill out a FAFSA application as part of applying to

The Right Amount of Higher Education

You don’t have to commit to four years of college to increase your income In choosing a career, it’s important to know your personal interests and talents, the job outlook for occupations matching your interests and talents,

“Turning wrenches” and small-town living – Bubba Youngblood

Midland College (MC) definitely feels like “family” for 24-year-old Bubba Youngblood.  He was the second sibling in his family to attend MC—his older sister Jessica graduated from Midland College, and his younger sister Jacie plans to attend

The day my life changed

I never thought I would be in this position,” said Cynthia Costilla. The position in which Costilla finds herself is a new Midland College graduate with an associate degree in Health Information Technology and about to embark

College at Any Age

Changing careers in today’s economy often means going back to college to learn new skills. Community colleges are usually the first place to which career changers turn, and not just because they’re a good value. College for

Growing up Without Going Away

The assumption that every college freshman moves into a tiny dorm room, leaving parents and old friends behind in one fell swoop isn’t all that accurate. In 2011, over 50 percent of college students lived with their

Smoky mountain research

Each year, thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the Great Smoky Mountains that straddle the border between North Carolina and Tennessee; however, few have an opportunity to spend 10 weeks there taking part in

MC’s baccalaureate degree . . . the road to success | Rudy Ybarra

Rudy Ybarra is a hard-working family man who knows that education paves the way to career success and financial stability.  The Andrews, Texas, native has been steadily pursuing training and higher education since he graduated from high

Build Your Personal Brand

According to Dan Schawbel, personal branding guru and author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success, “personal branding is the process by which we market ourselves to others.” Building a personal brand can help you

Alum found career and creative passion at Midland College