Cost of Attendance Changes

The following table and chart illustrate the changes in the total cost of attendance (COA) for South Plains College over the past 7 years. The COA has increased 44.91% for that period where the last year costs were $12,906. The total cost includes the tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs. The total costs vary by student tuition rates (i.e. in-state or out-of-state) and living facility (i.e. staying on or off campus).
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Cost of Attendance Changes of South Plains College

Tuition & Fees Changes

The tuition & fees have increased 50% for the last 7 years where the 2021 tuition & fees are $2,304. The undergraduate tuition & fees has raised from $2,786 (2011) to $3,848 (2018). The 2018 tuition & fees have risen more than 5% this year (2018) at South Plains College. The following table and chart show the changes in tuition & fees at South Plains College over last the 7 years.
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YearUndergraduateChanges By Year
In-StateOut-of-State
2011-12$2,402$2,786-
2012-13$2,642$3,026 15.63%
2013-14$2,785$2,977 -14.13%
2014-15$3,143$3,335 10.43%
2015-16$3,176$3,560 19.71%
2016-17$3,296$3,680 5.95%
2017-18$3,464$3,848 7.87%
Tuition & Fees Changes of South Plains College

Books & Supplies Costs Changes

The costs for purchasing books & supplies required/recommended for courses have increased 31.37% from the year 2011 to 2018 where the current year costs are $1,340.
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YearBooks & SuppliesChanges by Year
2011-12$1,020-
2012-13$1,122 10.00%
2013-14$1,122 0.00%
2014-15$1,234 9.98%
2015-16$1,250 1.30%
2016-17$1,250 0.00%
2017-18$1,340 7.20%
Books & Supplies Costs Changes of South Plains College

Living Costs Changes

The living costs including room, board, and other living expenses have increased 15.02% when a student lives on-campus facilities and 88.93% when living-off campus from the year 2011 to 2018. The following table shows the changes in living costs at South Plains College.
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YearLiving On CampusLiving Off CampusChanges by Year
2011-12$5,100--
2012-13$5,100$4,380 0.00%
2013-14$5,100$4,380 0.00%
2014-15$5,400$4,680 5.88%
2015-16$5,900$5,400 9.26%
2016-17$5,900$5,400 0.00%
2017-18$7,718$11,733 30.81%
Living Costs Changes of South Plains College

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