Commencement ceremonies for College of the Mainland are scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at Abundant Life Center in La Marque.

Due to the number of candidates, commencement is held during two ceremonies. A total of 935 candidates are scheduled to receive 1,024 awards this year.

The first ceremony is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon for candidates of Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching and Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.

The second ceremony from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. are for candidates of Associate of Applied Science and certificates.

By the Numbers:


640 Associate degrees           

331 Certificates

38 Continuing Education Certificates

15 Marketable Skills Awards

1,024 Total Awards

Age Group

25 Under 18

415 Ages 18-24

282 Ages 25-34

136 Ages 35-44

67 Ages over 40

Average Age



566 Female

369 Male

*Note: This data includes students who have received an award since last year's commencement as well as those who have applied for graduation for Spring and Summer 2019.