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 12,000 students enroll annually in SPC's college-credit courses and another 1,500 take advantage of continuing education short courses and workforce development programs.

Headcount Enrollment Credit Students (Fall 2021)

  • Unduplicated Headcount Enrollment: 9,215
  • Full-time Students: 44.4%
  • Part-time Students: 55.6%

Student Profile (All Students)

  • Average Age: 22
  • Male: 40.2%
  • Female: 59.8%
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 39.5%
  • Hispanic: 49.6%
  • African-American: 5.5%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.3%
  • Other/Multi-Racial: 3.0%
  • International:  1.1%
  • Texas Residents: 96.7%
  • Other States: 2.2%
  • Hockley County Residents: 7.4%
  • Lubbock County Residents: 53.7%
  • Service Area Residents: 84.5%
  • Federal Pell Grant Recipients as percentage of All Students Enrolled:  38.3%
  • Federal Pell Grant Recipients as percentage of certificate/degree seeking Students Eligible to Apply for Pell:  50.8%

Full-Time Student Profile

  • Unduplicated Full-Time Student Headcount Enrollment: 3,967
  • Male: 44.9%
  • Female: 55.1%
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 36.6%
  • Hispanic: 51.9%
  • African-American: 7.6%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.6%
  • Other/Multi-Racial: 1.3%
  • International: 1.0%
  • Percentage Full-Time Students receiving Pell Grant: 56.3%

Educational Objective (All Students)

  • 56.5% of Fall 2021 students planned to earn an associate degree or certificate.
  • 41.3% of Fall 2021 students planned to earn credits for transfer to another college or university.
  • 2.2% of Fall 2021 students were taking courses to improve skills for present jobs, change careers or explore courses.

Educational Outcomes (Degrees and Certificates Awarded FY 2021)

  • Academic Transfer, A.A., A.S., A.A.T., 674
  • Technical A.A.A., A.A.S., 306
  • Technical Certificates, 638
  • Total Degrees and Certificates: 1,618

Transfer Students

Destination of SPC students transferring to four-year universities (Total Transfers - Fall 2019)

  • Texas Tech University - 69%
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - 5.9%
  • West Texas A&M University - 7.4%
  • University of North Texas - 2.1%
  • University of Texas at Arlington - 2.1%
  • Tarleton State University - 1.7%
  • Sam Houston State University - 1.7%
  • Angelo State University - 1.5%
  • University of Texas at San Antonio - 1.3%
  • Other Institutions - 7.3%

Career Program Completers

Follow-up surveys of technical graduates show:

  • The 30 CTE programs offered by SPC have a combined 3-year average success rate of 94.5% in placing graduates in the workforce.
  • Placement in and types of employment obtained by Graduates, 2019-2020 Perkins Data Resources, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (.pdf document, Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

College Employee Profile (Fall 2021)

  • Full-time Faculty: 258
  • Part-time Faculty: 273
  • Administration/Support Staff: 360
  • Total Employees: 891

Full-Time Faculty Educational Attainment

  • Doctorate Degree: 46 (17.8%)
  • Master's Degree: 143 (55.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 28 (10.9%)
  • Associate/Certificate: 41 (15.9%)

Full-Time Faculty Teaching Service at SPC

  • 5 years or less:  92 (35.7%)
  • 6-10 Years: 57 (22.1%)
  • 11-15 Years: 33 (12.8%)
  • 16-20 Years: 35 (13.6%)
  • More than 20 Years: 41 (15.9%)
  • Average Age - 49
  • Student-Faculty Ratio - 17:1

Funding Sources (FY 2021 Audit)

  • Tuition & Fees/Auxiliary (Student and Parent Sources) - 24.4%
  • Local Sources - 14.2%
  • State Sources - 23.3%
  • Federal Sources - 35.7%
  • Other Sources - 2.4%

Funding Uses (FY 2021 Audit)

  • Instruction and Instructional Support - 44.7%
  • General Institutional - 12.8%
  • Student Services - 9.4%
  • Scholarships - 15.7%
  • Physical Plant Operation - 8.8%
  • Auxiliary  - 3.9%
  • Debt Service - 0.6%
  • Public Service - 0.4%
  • Other - 3.7%