South Plains College: Narrative Description

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1401 South College Ave.
Levelland, TX 79336-6595
Tel: (806)894-9611; Admissions: (806)894-9611; Fax: (806)897-3167; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 177-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3 million. Total enrollment: 9,636. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 60% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,512 students, 50% women, 50% men. part-time: 5,124 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 8 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required; SAT I and SAT II or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $4600 Full-time. State resident tuition: $5000 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time. College room and board: $2900.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Beta Kappa, Bleacher Bums, Law Enforcement Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fling, Miss Cap Rock Pageant. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 590 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. 70,000 books, 310 serials, and an OPAC. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Levelland, population 14,500, is a rural community enjoying a temperate climate. The area is served by bus, an airport, and Routes 114 and 385. The city has a public library, hospital, churches of major denominations, theatres, and active civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Local recreation includes outdoor sports and rodeo. Part-time employment is available.

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