MC provides several opportunities for education for all ages, at all levels - from basic and developmental education, through degrees and certificates, and to continuing education for both personal and professional development and advancement. The college is unique in that the Abell-Hanger Foundation, the Helen Greathouse Charitable Trust and the Chaparral Foundation annually provide free tuition and fees to over 500 high school graduates from Midland County through Midland’s Legacy Scholarship. This single commitment alone assures that more of Midland’s high school graduates attend college..
MC also invests in the quality of life in Midland through such endowed programs as the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series and the Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series, which bring renowned performers and speakers to the campus for free community concerts and lectures. MC is also home to the Dollye Neal Chapel, the McCormick Art Gallery and STUDIO 3600, which exhibits works by MC art students. The college’s Al G. Langford Chaparral Center is the largest public facility in town and has hosted over 3.7 million people at over 2,500 events, including concerts, trade shows, and sporting events.
The community has responded in kind. Midland College has been the fortunate recipient of many generous community gifts, which have provided needed scholarships for thousands of students, as well as funded new buildings and many renovations since the College’s inception. Since 1973, the Midland College Foundation has served as MC’s nonprofit fundraising organization, working to meet the educational and economic development needs of this dynamic school, and its equally dynamic community.