University description (as per official university website)
South Plains College is a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater South Plains area of Texas with innovative educational programs that span the arts and sciences, technical education, continuing education and workforce development. Serving a 15-county area that comprises the southern portion of the Texas High Plains, the college's main campus is located in Levelland. SPC maintains two extension centers in Lubbock that are located at the Reese Center and the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center. Additional extension centers are maintained in Plainview, Muleshoe and Denver City.
The college's educational program includes academic transfer courses which parallel university programs for students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree. SPC also maintains a diverse offering of one and two-year technical programs for students who want to develop specific job skills and then enter the world of work.
Through its Arts and Sciences Division, the college offers students 43 academic transfer options in 22 disciplines which lead to the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Varied degree programs can be found in the fine arts, creative arts, the sciences, social sciences, behavioral sciences, communications, languages, mathematics, engineering, business administration and physical education. Students who attend SPC complete their freshman and sophomore course work and then transfer to a university to complete the remaining years of a baccalaureate program. The college's faculty advisor system helps students plan for successful transfer.
Mission, Vision, Values
South Plains College provides a quality learning environment. We are a comprehensive, public, open admissions community college that serves a 15-county region comprising the southern portion of the Texas High Plains. We are committed to providing learning opportunities that are high quality, accessible, flexible, and affordable through academic transfer, technical-vocational, continuing education, workforce development and community service programs. We offer these programs in a learning environment that is innovative, stimulating, compassionate, safe, diverse and supportive of the community. We do so by employing dedicated and qualified teachers, staff members and administrators who deliver a broad and dynamic curriculum and quality student support services. Understanding the diverse needs of students and the community, South Plains College seeks to improve the lives of our students and prepare them for lifelong learning.
The philosophy of financial aid is that the educational opportunities of capable students should not be limited by their financial resources. Although the primary responsibility for financing rests with the student and his/her immediate family, it is recognized that many students will require additional assistance in order to finance their educational goals. The objective of the financial aid program at South Plains College is to provide assistance based on documented financial need to students unable to attend college without such aid.
At South Plains College you have access to an affordable, high-quality education. Remember, there are always options you can use to help pay tuition and fees, including financial aid and veterans benefits.