Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf

Tel: (432)264-3700
149 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 149 students (87% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% 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

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
Total Faculty 19 staff 59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 149 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from :1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
149 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1 22:1
# Full-Time Students
130 students
810 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 19 students
1,017 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
42%
7%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
13%
12%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Black (2006-2013)
% White
27%
57%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Non Resident races
13%
2%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,392 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 59% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,332 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,392 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,332 $10,294
Total Dormitory Capacity 142 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools:

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  • Big Spring Howard College
    Public
    1001 Birdwell Lane
    Big Spring, TX 79720
    (432)264-5000
    3.9  Mi  |  4210  students
  • Lubbock Kaplan College-Midland
    Private for-profit
    1421 9th St
    Lubbock, TX 79401
    (432)681-3390
    37.1  Mi  |  0  students
  • Midland Midland College
    Public
    3600 N Garfield
    Midland, TX 79705
    (432)685-4500
    37.6  Mi  |  5241  students
  • Snyder Western Texas College
    Public
    6200 College Ave
    Snyder, TX 79549
    (325)573-8511
    46.8  Mi  |  2051  students
  • Odessa Odessa College
    Public
    201 W University Blvd
    Odessa, TX 79764
    (432)335-6400
    56.8  Mi  |  5120  students
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