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:
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Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf serves 149 students (87.25% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 64%.
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Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf is one of 2 community colleges within Howard County, TX.
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The nearest community college is Howard College (3.89 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 19 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
Total Faculty 19 staff 61 staff

Student Body

The student population of 149 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same 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 1,294 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1 21:1
# Full-Time Students 130 students
822 students
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 19 students
1,025 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%
2%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Asian (2006-2013)
% 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%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf More (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
13%
2%
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. 0.67 0.53
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 $5,660. 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 $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,392 $5,694
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,332 $10,252
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 142 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
89%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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