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 Northwest Vista College

Northwest Vista College - San Antonio, TX

3535 North West Ellison Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78251

General information:(210)486-4000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:16,067( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,562 $1,562 $1,952 -20%
Out-of-state $5,150 $5,414 $6,992 -23%
Books and supplies $1,900 $1,900 $1,900 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,552 $7,552 $7,552 0%
Other $2,764 $2,764 $2,797 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,764 $2,764 $2,797 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,462 $3,462 $3,852 0%
Off Campus $13,778 $13,778 $14,201 -7%
Off Campus with Family $6,226 $6,226 $6,649 0%
On Campus $7,050 $7,314 $8,892 -13%
Off Campus $17,366 $17,630 $19,241 -11%
Off Campus with Family $9,814 $10,078 $11,689 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,360
In-state fees $272
Out-of-state tuition $6,720
Out-of-state fees $272
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan X
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 909 55% --
Grant or scholarship aid 858 52% $3,709,507 $4,323
Federal grants 757 46% $3,299,003 $4,358
Pell grants 749 46% $3,170,389 $4,233
Other federal grants 155 9% $128,614 $830
State/local government grant or scholarships 248 15% $379,303 $1,529
Institutional grants or scholarships 21 1% $31,201 $1,486
Student loan aid 143 9% $705,051 $4,930
Federal student loans 143 9% $705,051 $4,930
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,121 32% $20,210,944 $3,947
Pell grants 4,468 28% $17,195,208 $3,849
Federal student loans 1,026 6% $5,903,587 $5,754


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $3,970 $4,290 $4,851
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,847 $3,289 $4,031
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,607 $4,626 $5,329
$48,001 - $75,000 $6,809 $6,540 $7,014
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,067 $9,189 $8,829
$110,001 and more $9,067 $9,226 $9,320

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 16,067
Undergraduate enrollment 16,067
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,632
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 22 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/2001 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations00 5
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
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Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 201
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 100
Motor vehicle theft 125
Arson 004
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
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• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate20.5%
Number in default102
Number in repayment496

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 03372300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General4---
Category total4---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General84---
Category total84---
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects11---
Graphic Communications, General-0--
Category total110--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies7---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2---
Category total9---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--5-
Computer Science7---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications11-107-
Computer and Information Sciences, General3---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--1-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design2-19-
Category total23-132-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0---
Teacher Assistant/Aide00--
Category total00--
Engineering Colleges
Engineering Mechanics0---
Engineering, General14---
Category total14---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician2---
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Techn2-11-
Category total4-11-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1---
Rhetoric and Composition0---
Category total1---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0---
Category total0---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Research Coordinator0--0
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling0-0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General34---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant2-32-
Pre-Dentistry Studies0---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0---
Pre-Pharmacy Studies1---
Pre-Veterinary Studies0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse6---
Category total43-320
History Colleges
American History (United States)0---
Category total0---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies36---
Category total36---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies0---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies379---
Category total379---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0---
Category total0---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0---
Category total0---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0---
Physics, General0---
Category total0---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General5---
Category total5---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work0---
Category total0---
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician0---
Category total0---
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General0---
Political Science and Government, General2---
Category total3---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General2---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production1-1-
Dance, General1---
Music Theory and Composition1---
Music, General0---
Category total5-1-
Grand total62101760