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Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, TX, USA
2.84 Average Rating

Northwest Vista College is a 2-year community college that confers associate degrees and technical certifications. The school is part of the Alamo Colleges District and offers several Academic Workforce Programs through the Healthy & Biosciences Institute, the Science & Technology Institute, the Creative & Communication Arts Institute, and the Business & Entrepreneurship Institute. Northwest Vista also offers several types of accelerated programs, including 3-,6-,8-, and 12-week courses.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
99%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
16,752
Total Number of Undergrads
16,752
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
29:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$6,977
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,300
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,830
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1491

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,799
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,613
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,356

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
5%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,877
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$93
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
17
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Purple
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Antonio
Austin
Houston
Dallas
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,700
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What Students Are Saying

2.84 Average Rating
Taking courses at Northwest Vista College has been a pleasant experience for me so far. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. The tuition is inexpensive.
Me
I am new to the San Antonio area so when it came to choosing a college, I became very nervous; but everyone at Northwest Vista College was EXTREMELY helpful. They helped me step by step and even offer lots of classes you can attend to help set you your schedule and even answer the millions of questions all the first time students,parents and even returning students. They have several free activities to get involved as well as an awesome gym. They are very in tuned with how the college life works and all the professors are all very nice and want everyone to succeed. I would definitely recommend people coming here for their first two years, I'm saving so much money!
Halie from San Antonio, TX
The Northwest Vista campus is by far the best campus in the Alamo Community of colleges. The buildings aren't clearly marked, but after you learn the campus, everything is easy to find. Most of the teachers are great.
Alexis from San Antonio, TX
The school location is amazing and very beautiful. The classes are very easy if you pay attention and if you fall back you can easily catch up with the help of your professors. The professors are very friendly and are always willing to help you and since the classes are very small you can easily make a connection with all your professors.
Sarahi from San Antonio, TX
Northwest Vista College staff have definitely been a great help as far as degree planning and customer service. The campus itself is beautiful for a community college setting. The overall diversity of ethnicities and comfortable feel of the college atmosphere is present.
Crystal from Natalia, TX

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