Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf

Tel: (432)264-3700
115 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 115 students (90% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
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 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (TX) 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 17 staff 65 staff
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Total Faculty (2013-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 115 has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 115 students 1,394 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1 34:1
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Student Staff Ratio (2013-2014)
# Full-Time Students 103 students 932 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 12 students 2,653 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 142 241
% Asian
4%
4%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
30%
37%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
4%
13%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Black (2006-2014)
% White
52%
39%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
4%
2%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Non Resident (2006-2014)
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.63 0.69
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,242 is more than the state average of $3,168. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,242 is more than the state average of $4,242. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,242 $3,168
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,242 $4,242
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 85%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,168 per year for in-state students and $4,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,322 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.