SPC Levelland Campus
South Plains College's main campus is located in Levelland, Texas, 25 miles due west of Lubbock on State Hwy. 114. Established in 1957 by the residents of Hockley County, South Plains College offers students a diverse educational program. The program of study on the Levelland Campus spans freshman and sophomore studies for students who plan to eventually earn a bachelor's degree. These classes, offered through the Arts and Sciences Division, parallel those offered by universities and are fully transferable to these schools. First-class career and technical education programs are also available to students who want to obtain specific job skills in one or two years of college and then go right to work in a good-paying job.
SPC is recognized as one of the most modern and complete community colleges in Texas. The Levelland Campus encompasses 42 buildings on a 177-acre campus. Attractively landscaped and maintained, the campus features a contemporary architectural design that enhances an excellent learning environment.
What sets SPC apart from other schools its size are first-rate classroom and laboratory facilities that are specifically designed for each teaching area. SPC students have access to some of the most sophisticated and up-to-date educational and training equipment available. Computer technologies can be found in every instructional area.
Nearly 6,000 students receive instruction each fall on the College's Levelland Campus. SPC's student body is diverse in its makeup and character. Geographically, about 94 percent of these students come from within a 100-mile radius of Levelland and Lubbock. Being close to family and jobs at home are important to the majority of SPC students who commute to classes. Even with SPC's regional makeup, almost all 50 states and a number of foreign countries are represented.
The age of SPC students is also wide ranging. About three-quarters of all SPC students are traditional college-age. The average age of the student body on the Levelland Campus is 21 years.
SPC teachers are dedicated professionals who first and foremost love to teach and who believe in the community college concept. Faculty members are highly qualified in their fields of study and exhibit a wealth of educational experience they are willing to share with you. An average class size of 25 students assures that you receive a personal education. Faculty members work closely with you to help you gain your academic or technical goals.
A professional counseling staff can help you set your educational goals. If you are undecided about a college major, SPC counselors can help you determine what you like to do and where your talents lie. They are available, along with faculty advisors, to help you plan your college career. The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to help students with special needs.
SPC maintains residence halls for men and women on its Levelland Campus. The residence hall program offers comfortable and economical housing and dining facilities for students who want to live on campus. The college maintains 10 residence halls, housing 382 men and 296 women. The Smallwood Apartments, also located on campus, are available to men and women and accommodate 96 students.
Student activities, student organizations, intercollegiate athletics, recreational activities and rich college traditions give the Levelland Campus a resident-college flavor.