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).
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf is one of 2 community colleges within Howard County, TX.
The nearest community college is Howard College (3.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 19 staff 61 staff

Student Body

The student population of 149 has grown by 31% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment 149 students 1,315 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 130 students
815 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 19 students
1,061 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
5%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
41%
20%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
13%
15%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Black (2006-2013)
% White
27%
49%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf More (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
13%
1%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Non Resident (2006-2013)
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.74 0.70
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,392 is less than the state average of $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,392 $5,590
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,332 $10,086
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,178 per year for in-state students and $6,282 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a 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. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Texas is Sanford-Brown College-Houston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.