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South Plains College is a public institution situated in Levelland, Texas. Levelland is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

3,936 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,328 Avg In-State Tuition

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South Plains College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at South Plains College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Culinary Arts Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Precision Metal Working Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Precision Production Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards South Plains College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Value Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) College Factual
#11 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#20 Best Value Colleges for Precision Production College Factual
#24 Best Value Colleges for Personal & Culinary Services College Factual
#26 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services College Factual
#42 Best Surgical Technology Schools College Factual

Where Is South Plains College?


Contact details for South Plains College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1401 S. College Ave, Levelland, TX 79336
Phone: 806-894-9611

Can I Afford South Plains College?

$2,328 In-State Tuition
25% Take Out Loans
13.0% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time South Plains College students paid $97 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $113 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,328 $2,712
Fees $1,564 $1,564
Books and Supplies $1,160 $1,160
On Campus Room and Board $4,418 $4,418
On Campus Other Expenses $3,440 $3,440

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At South Plains College, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $4,900 a year. That adds up to $19,600 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at South Plains College is 13.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

South Plains College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,936 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,880 undergraduate students at South Plains College, with 3,936 being full-time and 4,944 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 3,936 full-time undergraduates at South Plains College, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of South Plains College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 47
Black or African American 273
Hispanic or Latino 1,979
White 1,523
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Over 42 countries are represented at South Plains College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Kenya, and Cameroon.

Online Learning at South Plains College

3,005 Took All Classes Online
5,787 Took At Least One Class Online
60.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,787 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at South Plains College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of South Plains College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at South Plains College was 60.5%. This is the #486 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at South Plains College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

South Plains College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 93 8 0 101
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 62 62
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 54 54
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 42 11 0 53
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 39 12 0 51
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 7 12 18 37
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 32 3 0 35
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 24 5 0 29
Electrician 12 8 0 20
Surgical Technology 0 19 0 19
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 15 0 15
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 13 0 13
Radiologic Technology 0 13 0 13
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 8 3 0 11
General Drafting & Design Technology 5 5 0 10
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 8 0 0 8
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 1 1 0 2
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, & Nail Instructor 1 0 0 1
Lineworker 0 0 0 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 0 0 0 0
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 272 128 134 534


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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