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Levelland, Texas

South Plains College Demographics & Diversity

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at South Plains College are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 58% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

South Plains College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of South Plains College students
Race Percent of Students
White 42%
Black 7%
Hispanic 46%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 40% more female students than male students enrolled at South Plains College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, South Plains College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Gender ratio of South Plains College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for South Plains College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,876
Women 5,434

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

South Plains College serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for South Plains College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,458 per year

63% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
9,310
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 24.6%
Part time Undergrads 40.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228158 IPEDS survey data for South Plains College.