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 9,000 students enroll in SPC's college-credit courses each semester and another 5,600 take advantage of continuing education short courses and workforce development programs. SPC serves more than 17,000 individuals each year.

Headcount Enrollment Credit Students (Fall 2008)

  • Unduplicated Headcount Enrollment: 9,232
  • Full-time Students 47.3%
  • Part-time Students 52.7%

Student Profile

  • Average Age 21.9
  • Male 46.5%
  • Female 53.5%
  • Anglo 63.5%
  • Hispanic 29.4%
  • African-American 4.9%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
  • International 0.6%
  • Texas Residents 95.1%
  • Out-of-State 4.2%
  • International 0.7%
  • Hockley County Residents 7.9%
  • Lubbock County Residents 49.9%
  • Service Area Residents 76.1%
  • First-Generation College Students (approx.) 68%

Educational Objective

  • 46% of Fall 2007 students planned to earn credits for transfer to another college or university
  • 42% of Fall 2007 students planned to earn an associate degree or certificate
  • 12% of Fall 2007 students were taking courses to improve skills for present jobs, change careers or explore courses.

Educational Outcome (Degrees and Certificates Awarded)

  • Academic Transfer, A.A., A.S., A.A.T., 498
  • Technical A.A.S., 262
  • Technical Certificates, 466
  • Total Degrees and Certificates (2006)  1,226

Transfer Students

Destination of SPC students transferring to four-year universities (Fall 2005)

  • Texas Tech University 81%
  • West Texas A&M University 4%
  • Angelo State University 2%
  • UT Austin 2%
  • Texas A&M 2%
  • Other Institutions 9%

Career Program Completers

Follow-up surveys of technical graduates show:

  • 44 technical programs have a combined success rate of 96% in placing graduates in the workforce.
  • 86% of program completers are working in a related job.

College Employee Profile (2008-2009)

  • Full-time Faculty 265
  • Part-time Faculty 132
  • Administration/Support Staff 307
  • Total Employees 704

Full-Time Faculty Educational Attainment

  • Doctorate Degree 37 (14.0%)
  • Master's Degree 157 (59.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree 36 (13.6%)
  • Associate/Certificate 35 (13.2%)

Full-Time Faculty Teaching Service at SPC

  • 5 years or less: 87 (32.8%)
  • 6-10 Years: 76 (25.3%)
  • 11-15 Years: 29 (10.9%)
  • 16-20 Years: 49 (18.5%)
  • More than 20 Years: 35 (12.5%)
  • Average Age 48
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 23:1

Funding Sources (2007-2008 Operational Budget)

  • Student and Parent Sources 41.4%
  • State Sources 35.5%
  • Local Sources 17.4%
  • Auxiliary Sources 5.0%
  • Other Sources 0.7%

Funding Uses (2007-2008 Operational Budget)

  • Instruction and Instructional Support 52.4%
  • Student Services 9.1%
  • Public Service 1.9%
  • General Institutional 12.4%
  • Physical Plant Operation 16.6%
  • Auxiliary Enterprises 5.0%
  • Debt Service 1.9%
  • State Mandated Tuition Transfer 0.7%

 

 


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