Southwest Institute of Technology

5424 Hwy 290 W Ste 214
Austin, TX 78735
Tel: (512)892-2640
12 students
Private for-profit
Today's electronic technicians must be professional and capable of applying their technical knowledge and innate problem solving skills in the high-tech work place. Successful electronic technicians must constantly update their knowledge to keep abreast of the rapidly changing field of electronics. With these needs in mind, Southwest Institute of Technology offers a diploma program and a degree program designed to prepare our students to meet tomorrow's challenges today.
School Highlights
Southwest Institute of Technology serves 12 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
Southwest Institute of Technology is one of 7 community colleges within Travis County, TX.
The nearest community college is Allied Health Careers (0.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 3 teachers has declined by 62% over five years.
College Southwest Institute of Technology Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 3 staff
61 staff
Southwest Institute of Technology Total Faculty (2006-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 2 7

Student Body

The student population of 12 has declined by 53% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12 students 1,315 students
Southwest Institute of Technology Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
Southwest Institute of Technology Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 12 students
815 students
Southwest Institute of Technology Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Southwest Institute of Technology Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Southwest Institute of Technology Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Southwest Institute of Technology Black (2006-2013)
% White
Southwest Institute of Technology White (2006-2013)
Southwest Institute of Technology 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. 0.62 0.70
Southwest Institute of Technology Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Southwest Institute of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southwest Institute of Technology occupies approximately 16,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory and office space. Each program has ample classroom space with additional emphasis placed on the working areas and/or lab for each area of concentration. Each laboratory is carefully designed to simulate actual working conditions. Most classrooms and laboratories are carpeted and all are well lit and temperature controlled. Students work with standard industry equipment, enabling the graduate to be familiar with basic equipment found in the electronics industry. The school facilities can accommodate handicapped individuals with certain physical disabilities. Southwest Institute of Technology offers a diploma program and a degree program designed to prepare our students to meet tomorrow's challenges today. Graduates of the Digital Electronics Technician Program receive a diploma upon successful completion. Graduates of the Electronics Technology Program are awarded an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree. Courses offered at Southwest Institute of Technology includes Applied Math for Electronic Technicians, Applied Psychology, Breadboarding and Test Equipment Lab, DC-AC Circuits, Digital Systems, Electronics Assembly Techniques Lab, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Math for Electronics Technicians, Microprocessor, Personal Computer Hardware, Programmable Controllers, Robotics, Solid State Circuits, Solid State Devices, Technical & Business Writing and Telecommunications. The college is accredited to award diplomas and AOS Degrees by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

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