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 2015)

  • Unduplicated Headcount Enrollment: 9,365
  • Full-time Students 49.6%
  • Part-time Students 50.4%

Student Profile

  • Average Age 23.5
  • Male 45.2%
  • Female 54.8%
  • Anglo 44.6%
  • Hispanic 42.8%
  • African-American 6.6%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
  • Other Race/Ethnic Minorities 2.9%
  • International  1.0%
  • Texas Residents 92.3%
  • Other States 3.8%
  • Hockley County Residents 6.8%
  • Lubbock County Residents 51.8%
  • Service Area Residents 78.2%
  • First-Generation College Students (approx.) 68%

Educational Objective

  • 55.0% of Fall 2015 students planned to earn an associate degree or certificate
  • 41.6% of Fall 2015 students planned to earn credits for transfer to another college or university
  • 3.4% of Fall 2015 students were taking courses to improve skills for present jobs, change careers or explore courses.

Educational Outcome (Degrees and Certificates Awarded FY 2014)

  • 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 2015)

  • Full-time Faculty 276
  • Part-time Faculty 185
  • Administration/Support Staff 296
  • Total Employees 757

Full-Time Faculty Educational Attainment

  • Doctorate Degree 43 (15.6%)
  • Master's Degree 156 (56.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree 31 (11.2%)
  • Associate/Certificate 46 (16.7%)

Full-Time Faculty Teaching Service at SPC

  • 5 years or less: 87 (29.1%)
  • 6-10 Years: 48 (19.2%)
  • 11-15 Years: 54 (20.1%)
  • 16-20 Years: 26 (10.4%)
  • More than 20 Years: 61 (21.2%)
  • Average Age 49
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 20:1

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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