South Plains College

Levelland, TX 79336
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South Plains College (SPC) is located in Levelland, Texas. The school also has satellite branches in Plainview, Texas. Students will be able to pursue many associate’s degrees and certificates while attending the school. SPC is also known for offering continuing education courses to the community. Students will be able to take advantage of a large number of transfer programs as well. Those who wish to move on to pursue bachelor’s degrees at larger four-year universities will be able to do so with ease. SPC maintains an excellent mix of academic courses and technical training programs. Students can find their desired career paths at this school and use the education that is provided to them in order to find success in life.

The SPC nursing program gives students the chance to earn associate’s degrees in nursing. Students will learn to care for patients in a variety of different healthcare settings. Students will also be able to sign up for the vocational nursing program if they so choose. This is a one-year program that is also comprehensive. It teaches the right skills for nursing students to become effective members of the medical community as licensed vocational nurses. The nursing program at SPC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students9,329
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate56%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 68
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 33
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 95%
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1963 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1991 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$29/credit
In State Students$80/credit
Out of State Students$96/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $1,305 $3,600 $4,320
ADN 70 $2,030 $5,600 $6,720
BSN 125 $3,625 $10,000 $12,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of South Plains College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 63% $4,246
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,691
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $2,563
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $2,117
Federal Student Loans 24% $5,242
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,817
$30,001 to $48,000$3,460
$48,001 to $75,000$5,479
$75,001 to $110,000$6,658
Over $110,000$7,329

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
South Plains College
1401 S. College Ave
Levelland, TX 79336

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