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Deaf Education - Colleges for the Deaf

Higher Education for Deaf Students

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Updated February 08, 2011

Although a deaf college student today can attend any college, the historic deaf colleges continue to draw deaf students. Deaf colleges help deaf people develop a sense of identity and pride in their heritage.

Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. is the only liberal arts college for the deaf in the world.

Hearing Undergraduate Program
Not many people know about it, but Gallaudet University has a special program for hearing undergraduate students.

History of Gallaudet University
Learn about the history of Gallaudet University, which goes back to the civil war.

Irving King Jordan
I. King Jordan was the first deaf president of Gallaudet University.

Thomas H. Gallaudet
Read about the hearing man that Gallaudet University is named for. He was also featured on a U.S. postage stamp, and there is a Clerc-Gallaudet Week.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is a technical college for the deaf in Rochester, New York, on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Plus, Rochester is known for its deaf community.

NTID Heritage
Students who attended NTID prior to the 2000s may enjoy reading about Dr. William Castle, a former director, going down memory lane with Summer Vestibule Program Signs, and viewing tunnel wall art.

Life at Deaf Colleges

Deaf Fraternities and Sororities
Deaf college students can join fraternities and sororities just for deaf students.

Growing Up Deaf - The College Years
A retrospective on my deaf college years at Gallaudet and NTID in the 1980s.

Other Colleges for the Deaf

Doncaster College for the Deaf
Doncaster College is a college for the deaf in Great Britain.

SWCID
The Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf is a community college for the deaf in Texas, and is part of Howard College.

Tsukuba University of Technology
Tsukuba University of Technology is a young technical college for the deaf in Japan.

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