• 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 48 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 1:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 48 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,512
  • Out-state tuition: $12,572
  • Student:teacher ratio: 1:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 129% over five years.
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
39 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf has declined by 47% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 1:1 has decreased from 2:1 over five years.
The Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
48 students
4,541 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
1:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
29 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
19 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
54 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
29 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
19 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
52 students
251 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
15%
n/a
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
31%
46%
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% Black
8%
12%
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% White
26%
30%
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% Hawaiian
3%
n/a
% Two or more races
8%
2%
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% Non Resident races
8%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.80
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
24%
26%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,400
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,512 is less than the state average of $3,626. 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 $5,997. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,512
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,572
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,274
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf cost?

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf's tuition is approximately $3,512 for In-State students and $12,572 for Out-State students.

What is Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf's ranking?

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Diversity in US community colleges and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 48 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,512
  • Out-state tuition: $12,572
  • Student:teacher ratio: 1:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,626 per year for in-state students and $5,997 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,068 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Texas is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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