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Midlands Technical College ranked #1 among S.C. colleges and universities

Sep 14, 2021

Midlands Technical College has been named as one of the best employers in South Carolina.

In August, Forbes released its annual list of America’s Best Employers by State. Midlands Technical College ranked #1 among colleges and universities as well as #2 overall.

This ranking comes from data compiled by Statista, a market research company. It surveyed 80,000 Americans who work for businesses or organizations with at least 500 employees. These rankings hold a special level of prestige considering that employers across the nation faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year.

MTC was second only to UPS on South Carolina’s list, edging out the likes of Honeywell International, Publix Super Markets, and Atrium Health.

“Our recent ranking by Forbes is a welcomed recognition of our collegewide efforts to be the best in class for both students and employees,” says MTC President Dr. Ron Rhames. It is an honor to be ranked highly amongst the best employers of our state.”

The employees surveyed by Statista were asked to rate employers based on various criteria:

  • work environment safety
  • compensation competitiveness
  • opportunities for advancement

Many of the top-rated employers also received high marks for their ability to offer allowances like remote working opportunities that arose in response to the pandemic.

“Being rated as South Carolina’s highest educational institution is indicative of quality faculty and staff at our college who make it a pleasure to work at MTC, said President Dr. Rhames. “We owe this ranking to them.”

The full list of America’s Best Employers by State, according to Forbes.

With six campuses across the Columbia area, Midlands Technical College offers more than 180 degree, diploma, and certificate programs of study. Programs and courses are for full-time and part-time students as well as working adults, high school graduates, and people looking to change careers.