Northwest Vista College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,970
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,369
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.31%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
18,542
20.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
29.9%
383 Graduates

About

Northwest Vista College is a higher education institution located in Bexar County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Vista College were .

In 2020, 3,227 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Vista College. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,099 degrees), 2.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (703 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Vista College is $2,970, which is $−5,010 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Vista College is $2,970, which is $−5,010 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,369.

In 2020, 37% of undergraduate students attending Northwest Vista College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,970
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northwest Vista College was $2,970. The cost of tuition at Northwest Vista College is $−5,010 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,369
2020 Value
19%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northwest Vista College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,369. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northwest Vista College grew by 19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,810
Room and Board
$1,674
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Vista College was of $8,810 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,674. The cost of room and board increased by 2.38% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Northwest Vista College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.78% with respect to 2019, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.31%
2018 Default Rate
81
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Vista College was 9.31%, which represents 81 out of the 870 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northwest Vista College has a total enrollment of 18,542 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Vista College is 3,859 students and the part-time enrollment is 14,683. This means that 20.8% of students enrolled at Northwest Vista College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Vista College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64% Hispanic or Latino, 20.3% White, 6.09% Black or African American, 3.96% Two or More Races, 3.45% Asian, 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.205% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northwest Vista College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (40.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (27.3%) and White Female (9.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Vista College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,542 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Vista College is 3,859 and the part-time enrollment is 14,683. This means that 20.8% of students enrolled at Northwest Vista College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwest Vista College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Northwest Vista College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    11,862
  2. White
    3,772
  3. Black or African American
    1,129

The enrolled student population at Northwest Vista College is 64% Hispanic or Latino, 20.3% White, 6.09% Black or African American, 3.96% Two or More Races, 3.45% Asian, 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.205% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 307 students (1.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 343 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Vista College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Vista College is hispanic or latino (2,099 degrees awarded). There were 2.99 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (703 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwest Vista College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Vista College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,618 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (65 degrees), and Education (169 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,743,746 people), Software developers (445,783 people), Secondary school teachers (384,754 people), Education administrators (257,385 people), and Other managers (193,303 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,618 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (65 degrees), Education (169 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (116 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,618 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (65 degrees), Education (169 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (116 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,797,233 people), Computer Systems Design (534,508 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (306,609 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (206,830 people), and Insurance carriers (125,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,618 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (65 degrees), Education (169 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (116 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwest Vista College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Vista College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,442
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,785
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,442 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Vista College, which is 0.808 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,785).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 1035 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Vista College in General Studies, which is 0.794 times less than the 1304 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 1304 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Vista College in General Studies, which is 1.26 times more than the 1035 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from Northwest Vista College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Vista College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.04% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,099 degrees awarded
  2. White
    703 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    212 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Vista College is hispanic or latino (2,099 degrees awarded). There were 2.99 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (703 degrees).

0.186% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,195 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    904 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    358 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest Vista College is hispanic or latino female (1,195 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (904 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Vista College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.1k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Northwest Vista College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Northwest Vista College employs 54 Instructors, 50 Assistant professors, and 40 Professors. Most academics at Northwest Vista College are Male Instructors (29), Female Assistant professors(28), and Female Instructors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Vista College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 113 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.62M - Federal
  2. $70.6k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Northwest Vista College received $1.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $70.6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33.9M
2020 Salaries
3.9%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northwest Vista College paid a median of $33.9M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 3.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.3% growth from 2018 and a 3.45% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M
Instructional Salaries
174
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northwest Vista College paid a total of $11.2M to 174 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
54 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
113 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Vista College were Instructor with 54 employees; Assistant professor with 50 employees; and Assistant professor with 40 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Vista College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 113 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Vista College was Male Instructor with 29 employees, Female Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Female Instructor with 25 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwest Vista College.

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