Statistical Snapshot

You won't find a "typical" student at South Plains College. Our students are all ages, from recent high school graduates to retired people. Some attend college full time and others part time. Many combine work with college studies. More than 13,000 students enroll annually in SPC's college-credit courses and another 4,000 take advantage of continuing education short courses and workforce development programs.

Headcount Enrollment Credit Students (Fall 2013)

  • Unduplicated Headcount Enrollment: 9,563
  • Full-time Students 47.6%
  • Part-time Students 52.4%

Student Profile

  • Average Age 23.0
  • Male 44.8%
  • Female 55.2%
  • Anglo 50.9%
  • Hispanic 39.2%
  • African-American 5.4%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander 1.4%
  • Other Race/Ethnic Minorities 2.4%
  • International  0.7%
  • Texas Residents 95.2%
  • Out-of-State 3.8%
  • Hockley County Residents 6.9%
  • Lubbock County Residents 54.9%
  • Service Area Residents 80.0%
  • First-Generation College Students (approx.) 68%

Educational Objective

  • 50.5% of Fall 2013 students planned to earn an associate degree or certificate
  • 42.6% of Fall 2013 students planned to earn credits for transfer to another college or university
  • 6.9% of Fall 2013 students were taking courses to improve skills for present jobs, change careers or explore courses.

Educational Outcome (Degrees and Certificates Awarded FY 2013)

  • Academic Transfer, A.A., A.S., A.A.T., 463
  • Technical A.A.S., 244
  • Technical Certificates, 639
  • Total Degrees and Certificates 1,346

Transfer Students

Destination of SPC students transferring to four-year universities (2011-2012 Cohort)

  • Texas Tech University 75.1%
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2.9%
  • West Texas A&M University 5.5%
  • Angelo State University 1.2%
  • UT Austin 1.9%
  • Texas A&M 2.3%
  • Other Institutions 11.1%

Career Program Completers

Follow-up surveys of technical graduates show:

  • The 27 CTE programs offered by SPC have a combined success rate of 95.3% in placing graduates in the workforce.
  • 89.0% of program completers are working in a related job.

College Employee Profile (Fall 2013)

  • Full-time Faculty 278
  • Part-time Faculty 187
  • Administration/Support Staff 290
  • Total Employees 755

Full-Time Faculty Educational Attainment

  • Doctorate Degree 35 (12.6%)
  • Master's Degree 173 (62.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree 24 (8.6%)
  • Associate/Certificate 46 (16.6%)

Full-Time Faculty Teaching Service at SPC

  • 5 years or less: 81 (29.1%)
  • 6-10 Years: 53 (19.2%)
  • 11-15 Years: 56 (20.1%)
  • 16-20 Years: 29 (10.4%)
  • More than 20 Years: 59 (21.2%)
  • Average Age 48
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 23:1

Funding Sources (FY 2013 Audit)

  • Student and Parent Sources 42.0%
  • State Sources 29.1%
  • Local Sources 21.0%
  • Auxiliary Sources 3.7%
  • Other Sources 4.2%

Funding Uses (FY 2013 Audit)

  • Instruction and Instructional Support 57.1%
  • Student Services 12.6%
  • Public Service 2.4%
  • General Institutional 9.8%
  • Physical Plant Operation 12.1%
  • Auxiliary Enterprises 5.4%
  • Debt Service 0.6%

 


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