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Spring enrollments dip for South Plains College

Spring semester enrollments for South Plains College dipped from a year ago, although they were up for the Levelland campus, regents learned Thursday.

Student numbers declined by 1.8 percent, slipping from 9,104 to 8,947, said Cathy Mitchell, vice president for Student Affairs.

ìThe official enrollment for spring 2016 is holding pretty steady,î Mitchell said,.

She noted that enrollments here increased by 228, going from 6,370 last spring to 6,598 this spring.

Numbers were down at the Reese and Plainview campuses, but were up at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center in Lubbock.

A total of 433 students from 16 high school competed in the District 3 Skills USA Contest on Feb. 5 and 6 at the college, said Robin Satterwhite, vice president for Academic Affairs.

The competition measured studentsí skills in such areas as automotive technology, business/office technology/accounting, cosmetology, law enforcement technology, radio, television and film, and welding technology.

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