Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf

  • 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 87 students (92% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.

Top Placements

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty17 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five years.
The Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment87 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:137:1
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# Full-Time Students80 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students7 students3,318 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
57249
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% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
-
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
38%
42%
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% Black
18%
13%
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% White
26%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.750.70
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College Completion Rate
23%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,400$33,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,512 is less than the state average of $3,572. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,572 is more than the state average of $5,976. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,512$3,572
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,572$5,976
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,703$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf is Howard College (1.9 miles away).
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    Big Spring TX  79720
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  • 1,453 students | 58.90 Mi300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
    Sweetwater TX  79556
    (325) 235-7300
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  • 7,083 students | 61.10 Mi201 W University Blvd
    Odessa TX  79764
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