Description

As part of Howard College’s four-campus system, the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf seeks to bring an excellent community college experience to hearing-impaired students.

Located in Big Spring, right in the heart of West Texas, the school features some gorgeous natural landmarks, such as Signal Peak and Comanche Trail Park. By joining the Adventure Club, one of the student organizations at SWCID, you can explore the West Texas wilderness while learning camping and survival techniques.

Because of its goal to serve hearing-impaired students, SWCID’s classes are taught in American Sign Language. Its academic programs are also uniquely geared toward the hard of hearing: the English Language Program, for example, is a full-time instructional course that teaches English as a second language to deaf students.

In addition to several certificate programs, Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf offers associate’s degrees in the following subjects:

* Computer Information Systems
* Digital Publishing
* Interpreter Training
* Paraprofessional in Deaf Education

SWCID provides some financial aid opportunities for its students, including the federal grants and loans, the Texas Grant, and work-study programs. There are also many scholarships available for students enrolled at the Big Spring campus.

Quick Facts about Southwest College Institute for the Deaf

Region

Southwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$3,242

Out-of-State Tuition

$12,242

Retention Rate

31%

Enrollment

113

Year Established

1980

Students

Total Students
113

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
97%
Part-Time
3%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
39%
African American
11%
Caucasian
44%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
3%
Unknown and Other
2%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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