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South Plains College

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 15,595
  • In-District:*
  • 5.1%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 72.3%
  • Full-time:**
  • 49.5%
  • Female:
  • 52.3%
  • Male:
  • 47.7
  • Anglo:
  • 66.1%
  • Hispanic
  • 26.4%
  • African American:
  • 5.3%
  • Asian:
  • 1.1%
  • Native American:
  • 0.5%
  • International:
  • 0.6%
  • Other:
  • 0.0%

* Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

Dr. Kelvin W. Sharp, President
1401 S. College Ave.
Levelland, Texas 79336
(806) 894-9611

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $74.19

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $96.19

Program Description

The South Plains College (SPC) Arts and Sciences Division offers university-parallel academic courses for students planning to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Associate degrees are available in 22 disciplines that encompass the behavioral sciences, business administration, communications, languages, the fine arts, mathematics, pre-engineering, physical education, the sciences, social sciences and teacher education. Formal articulation agreements with the region’s public and private universities, including Texas Tech University, ensure SPC students’ credits transfer successfully.

SPC’s Health Occupations Division offers career education in allied health and nursing. The division offers 19 associate degree and certificate options in areas including applied rehabilitation psychology, child development, emergency medical services, health information technology, radiologic technology, respiratory care, surgical technology and nursing.

The Technical Education Division offers 65 career training options in one-year and two-year formats that lead to associate degrees or certificates. Programs include business administration, computer information systems, industrial technology, the creative arts, and professional services.

In partnership with the region’s business and industry, SPC’s Workforce Development Division provides customized contract training, community-service short courses and work force development programs.

Total Degrees or Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 1,220
  • Associates:
  • 760
  • Certificates:
  • 460

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Total number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas senior institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only19033.4%48990.2%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)26646.7%305.5%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)8514.9%30.6%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)40.7%112.0%
Not Found244.2%91.7%
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