Student Demographics

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. Nearly 9,300 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. More than 15,000 individuals are served each year.

Headcount Enrollment


Credit Students (Fall 2005) 9,258
Full-time Students 49.6%
Part-time Students 50.4%
Student Profile


Average Age 23.5
Median Age 21
Male 46.6%
Female 53.4%
Anglo 68.7%
Hispanic 25.5%
African-American 4.4%
Other Ethnic Origin 1.4%
Texas Residents 95.5%
Out-of-State 3.7%
International 0.8%
Hockley County Residents 7.9%
Lubbock County Residents 49.7%
Service Area Residents 75.5%
First-Generation College Students (approx.) 72%
Educational Objective


49% of Fall 2005 students planned to earn credits for transfer to another college or university

41% of Fall 2005 students planned to earn an associate degree or certificate

10% of Fall 2005 students were taking courses to improve skills for present jobs, change careers or explore courses.
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.
The average annual salary for a 2004 graduate was $18,836.
College Employee Profile (2005-2006)


Full-time Faculty 259
Part-time Faculty 166
Administration/Support Staff 292
Total Employees 717
Full-Time Faculty Educational Attainment


Doctorate Degree 32 (12.2%)
Master's Degree 158 (60.1%)
Bachelor's Degree 40 (15.2%)
Associate's/Certificate 33 (12.5%)
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Service at SPC


5 years or less 35.7%
6-10 Years 17.9%
11-15 Years 21.3%
16-20 Years 14.1%
More than 20 Years 11.0%
Average Age 47
Student-Faculty Ratio 21:1
Funding Sources (2004-2005 Fiscal Year)


Student and Parent Sources 27%
State Sources 35.7%
Local Sources 10.8%
Auxiliary Sources 2.7%
Other Sources 1.0%
Grants 22.8%
Funding Uses (2004-2005 Fiscal Year)


Instruction and Academic Support 48.4%
Student Services 14.4%
Extension & Public Service 1.9%
General Administration & Institutional 8.8%
Physical Plant Operation 10.0%
Auxiliary Enterprises 4.3%
Scholarships and Fellowships 9.0%
Other expenses 0.5%
Depreciation 2.7%
 

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