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 12,500 students enroll annually in SPC's college-credit courses and another 2,000 take advantage of continuing education short courses and workforce development programs.

Headcount Enrollment Credit Students (Fall 2018)

  • Unduplicated Headcount Enrollment: 9,279
  • Full-time Students 46.1%
  • Part-time Students 53.9%

Student Profile

  • Average Age 22.0
  • Male 41.7%
  • Female 58.3%
  • Anglo 41.7%
  • Hispanic 48.7%
  • African-American 5.6%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
  • Other Race/Ethnic Minorities 1.4%
  • International  1.3%
  • Texas Residents 96.2%
  • Other States 2.5%
  • Hockley County Residents 9.1%
  • Lubbock County Residents 55.4%
  • Service Area Residents 81.6%
  • First-Generation College Students (approx.) 67%

Educational Objective

  • 51.3% of Fall 2018 students planned to earn an associate degree or certificate
  • 43.3% of Fall 2018 students planned to earn credits for transfer to another college or university
  • 5.0% of Fall 2018 students were taking courses to improve skills for present jobs, change careers or explore courses.

Educational Outcome (Degrees and Certificates Awarded FY 2018)

  • Academic Transfer, A.A., A.S., A.A.T., 574
  • Technical A.A.S., 287
  • Technical Certificates, 662
  • Total Degrees and Certificates 1,523

Transfer Students

Destination of SPC students transferring to four-year universities (2016-2017 Cohort)

  • Texas Tech University 78.2%
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2.7%
  • West Texas A&M University 5.6%
  • Angelo State University 2.1%
  • Texas A&M 1.9%
  • UT Austin 1.7%
  • Other Institutions 7.3%

Career Program Completers

Follow-up surveys of technical graduates show:

  • The 29 CTE programs offered by SPC have a combined success rate of 83.8% in placing graduates in the workforce.

College Employee Profile (Fall 2018)

  • Full-time Faculty 267
  • Part-time Faculty 157
  • Administration/Support Staff 284
  • Total Employees 708

Full-Time Faculty Educational Attainment

  • Doctorate Degree 41 (15.4%)
  • Master's Degree 150 (56.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree 31 (11.6%)
  • Associate/Certificate 45 (16.8%)

Full-Time Faculty Teaching Service at SPC

  • 5 years or less: 96 (36.0%)
  • 6-10 Years: 45 (16.8%)
  • 11-15 Years: 38 (14.2%)
  • 16-20 Years: 39 (14.6%)
  • More than 20 Years: 49 (18.4%)
  • Average Age 49
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 22:1

Funding Sources (FY 2018 Audit)

  • Student and Parent Sources 42.4%
  • State Sources 28.0%
  • Local Sources 13.9%
  • Auxiliary Sources 3.6%
  • Other Sources 12.1%

Funding Uses (FY 2018 Audit)

  • Instruction and Instructional Support 54.7%
  • Student Services 11.2%
  • Public Service 1.0%
  • General Institutional 17.6%
  • Physical Plant Operation 10.6%
  • Auxiliary Enterprises 3.7%
  • Debt Service 1.2%