Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Photo #7 - SWCID Library / Learning Center - Housing an extensive Deaf Collection
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Photo #8 - SWCID Learning - Small, personalized class environment.
- 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.
- The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|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|
|Total Faculty||17 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||115 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||103 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||12 students||2,866 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||142||252|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,400||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf is Howard College (3.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 3,756 students | 3.90 Mi1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring,  TX  79720
- 5,645 students | 37.60 Mi3600 N Garfield
Midland,  TX  79705
- 2,179 students | 46.80 Mi6200 College Ave
Snyder,  TX  79549
- 5,059 students | 56.80 Mi201 W University Blvd
Odessa,  TX  79764
- 1,453 students | 66.90 Mi300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
Sweetwater,  TX  79556
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