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

4,267 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,160 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.

South Plains College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

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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
#2 Best Value Electronics Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

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?

$2,160 In-State Tuition
23% Take Out Loans
13.6% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time South Plains College students paid $90 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $106 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,160 $2,544
Fees $1,544 $1,544
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
On Campus Room and Board $4,418 $4,418
On Campus Other Expenses $3,815 $3,815

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At South Plains College, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $4,855 a year. That adds up to $19,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at South Plains College is 13.6%. 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

4,267 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,212 undergraduate students at South Plains College, with 4,267 being full-time and 4,945 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 4,267 full-time undergraduates at South Plains College, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 257
Hispanic or Latino 2,171
White 1,647
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 100

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

2,030 Took All Classes Online
4,368 Took At Least One Class Online
43.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,368 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 43.3%. This is the #351 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 Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 4 83 87
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 34 34
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 32 32
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 30 30
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 26 27
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 6 19 25
Electrician 10 14 24
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 19 21
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 0 15 15
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 14 0 14
Radiologic Technology 14 0 14
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 5 9 14
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 10 0 10
Surgical Technology/Technologist 9 1 10
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 10 0 10
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 10 10
General Drafting & Design Technology/Technician 2 6 8
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 0 6 6
Lineworker 0 3 3
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, & Nail Instructor 0 2 2
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 0 0 0
TOTAL 87 309 396


*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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