Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf

Tel: (432)264-3700
143 students
Public institution
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) students, parents, friends and families, people from the Big Spring community and state leaders have also contributed to what SWCID is today. Special recognition should be given to Dr. Robert C. Mehan who had a significant impact during the formative years of SWCID to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing cultures. Dr. Mehan, as then Director of Pupil Personnel Services at the Texas School for he Deaf, first influenced SWCID with his membership on the SWCID Advisory Committee in 1982. He then joined SWCID as Dean of Instruction on October 1, 1983, moving to the main campus of Howard College during the 1984-85 academic years where he served as HC Vice-President for Instruction. During the next six years, he worked closely with the SWCID and HC administration, faculty and staff in an effort to align the communication and education efforts between the HC and SWCID campuses.
School Highlights:
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf serves 143 students (87% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf is one of 2 community colleges within Howard County, TX.
The nearest community college is Howard College (3.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 143 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
143 students
1,287 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
124 students
832 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 19 students
1,021 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf sch enrollment Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
% Asian
5%
2%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
40%
7%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Black (2006-2012)
% White
40%
66%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf More (2010-2012)
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf sch ethnicity Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.67 0.45
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,242 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 52% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,242 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,242 $5,940
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,242 $10,072
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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  • Big Spring Howard College
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    1001 Birdwell Lane
    Big Spring , TX , 79720
    (432)264-5000
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