South Plains College: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$66,000
Bad
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for South Plains College we provide you with information about faculty structure, salaries, and class sizes, as well as comparisons to competing and nearby colleges.

Faculty Compensation and Workload

Full-time
Faculty
287
As a rule, properly compensated instructors are better motivated and have more opportunities to concentrate on teaching; therefore, we consider faculty compensation to be an important factor for evaluating education quality.

Faculty monthly salaries at South Plains College vary approximately from $4,000 to $7,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $66,000 a year, which is 36% lower than Texas average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the college are paid $5,455 a month on average; which is about the same as average men faculty salaries - $5,535 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
TX Average
Difference

Professor
$80,160
$144,027
-44%

Associate professor
$71,748
$108,141
-34%

Assistant professor
$65,988
$92,497
-29%

Instructor
$57,228
$67,790
-16%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

South Plains College Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Medium
South Plains College has a reasonably decent, 20:1 students-to-faculty ratio.

Low ratios usually imply smaller class size, more attention to students, better quality of education, and higher satisfaction both for students and instructors. High ratios are usually a sign of the opposite.

Use the charts above to compare faculty compensation and workload at South Plains College versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at South Plains College consists of 59 professors, 40 associate professors, 74 assistant professors, and 114 instructors - 140 men and 147 women:
South Plains College Faculty Demographics Chart

Please note that faculty rank (e.g. associate professor, lecturer, instructor) is typically assigned by the college itself.

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