Vista College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,725
0.931% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,663
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
14.4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,945
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
45.4%
585 Graduates

About

Vista College is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Vista College were N/A.

In 2020, 1,991 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Vista College. 66.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (893 degrees), 1.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (470 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Vista College is $15,725, which is $7,745 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Vista College is $15,725, which is $7,745 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,663.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending Vista College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,725
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Vista College was $15,725. The cost of tuition at Vista College is $7,745 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$10,663
2020 Value
32.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Vista College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,663. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Vista College grew by 32.8%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,104
Room and Board
$150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Vista College was of $7,104 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $150. The cost of room and board increased by 2.54% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Vista College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 59.3% with respect to 2019, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
14.4%
2018 Default Rate
447
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Vista College was 14.4%, which represents 447 out of the 3107 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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Vista College has a total enrollment of 2,945 students. The full-time enrollment at Vista College is 2,945 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Vista College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Vista College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.7% Hispanic or Latino, 26.6% Black or African American, 21.4% White, 3.9% Two or More Races, 0.815% Asian, 0.679% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.577% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Vista College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.5%) and White Female (15.5%). 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

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Vista College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,945 students. The full-time enrollment at Vista College is 2,945 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Vista College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

38%
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 Vista College was 38%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Vista College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,228
  2. Black or African American
    782
  3. White
    630

The enrolled student population at Vista College is 41.7% Hispanic or Latino, 26.6% Black or African American, 21.4% White, 3.9% Two or More Races, 0.815% Asian, 0.679% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.577% 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.

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In 2020, 661 more women than men received degrees from Vista College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Vista College is hispanic or latino (893 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (470 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Vista College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (353 degrees awarded), Health (1,268 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (115 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vista College are Registered nurses (1,301,228 people), Software developers (435,945 people), Other managers (154,038 people), Medical & health services managers (148,301 people), and Pharmacists (132,407 people).

The most specialized majors at Vista College are Mechanical Technologies (353 degrees awarded), Health (1,268 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (115 degrees), Construction (32 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (118 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vista College are Chief executives & legislators, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Vista College are Mechanical Technologies (353 degrees awarded), Health (1,268 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (115 degrees), Construction (32 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (118 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vista College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,466,147 people), Computer Systems Design (504,068 people), Elementary & secondary schools (248,818 people), Outpatient care centers (209,654 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (192,360 people).

The most specialized majors at Vista College are Mechanical Technologies (353 degrees awarded), Health (1,268 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (115 degrees), Construction (32 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (118 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by 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 Vista College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

665
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,326
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 665 degrees were awarded to men at Vista College, which is 0.502 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,326).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 262 degrees were awarded to men at Vista College in HVAC Maintenance, which is 16.4 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 565 degrees were awarded to women at Vista College in Medical Assistant, which is 9.58 times more than the 59 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 51% of students graduating from Vista College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Vista College is Female and Asian (66.7% 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, 1.03% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    893 degrees awarded
  2. White
    470 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    452 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Vista College is hispanic or latino (893 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (470 degrees).

2.16% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    605 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    321 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    299 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Vista College is hispanic or latino female (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (321 degrees).

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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 $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Vista College had a total salary expenditure of $48.4M. Vista College employs 91 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Vista College are Female No academic ranks (70), Male No academic ranks(21), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vista College are: Management, with 68 employees, Sales and related, with 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $18.9M - Federal
  2. $866k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Vista College received $18.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $866k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$18M
2020 Salaries
11.7%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Vista College paid a median of $18M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($48.4M) and a 11.7% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.5% decline from 2018 and a 3.56% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.64M
Instructional Salaries
91
Number of Employees

In 2020, Vista College paid a total of $4.64M to 91 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
68 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Vista College were No academic rank with 91 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vista College were Management with 68 employees; Sales and related with 36 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Vista College was Female No academic rank with 70 employees, and Male No academic rank with 21 employees.

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

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