Northwest Vista College

  • Northwest Vista College is a college of the Alamo Community College District along with its sister colleges that include Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College, San Antonio College and Northeast Lakeview College in serving Bexar County and the surrounding areas.
School Highlights
  • Northwest Vista College serves 15,797 students (25% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Northwest Vista College is one of 12 community colleges within Bexar County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Northwest Vista College is Kaplan College-San Antonio-Ingram (5.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Northwest Vista College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 405 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northwest Vista College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty405 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Northwest Vista College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northwest Vista College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,797 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio39:135:1
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# Full-Time Students3,952 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students11,845 students2,866 students
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% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
56%
37%
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% Black
5%
13%
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% White
31%
39%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.590.69
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College Completion Rate
21%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,200$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,550 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 52% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,740 is more than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 53% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,550$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,740$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,644$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1994, with a donation of approximately 137 acres from World Savings and Loan Association, Northwest Vista College began holding classes in off-campus locations in the fall of 1995 with an enrollment of 12 students. The college began construction of its campus in July 1997 and the Mountain Laurel Hall opened to students in October 1998. The campus celebrated its grand opening in October 1999 with the completion of the Manzanillo Hall and the Huisache Hall. Located on 137 acres, Northwest Vista College is comprised of the following buildings: Manzanillo Hall,, Mountain Laurel Hall, Huisache Hall, Pecan Hall, Texas Persimmon Physical Plant and the Boardwalk. The Manzanillo Hall houses the state-of-the-art Learning Resource Center, the Student Success Center and the college's administration offices. The Huisache Hall is home to the bookstore, the college's Kinesiology and Multimedia Technology programs, the Office of Student Engagement, the student lounge, banquet facilities and refreshment vending facilities. The Mountain Laurel Hall is home to classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices. The Pecan Hall is home to the Center for Workforce and Community Education, classrooms, dance studios, and computer labs. The Boardwalk includes 23,000 square feet of additional classroom space. The college offers programs in Academic Foundations, Communication Arts, Arts & Humanities, Business & Government, Natural & Physical Sciences, Social and Computer Sciences and Support Areas. Northwest Vista College offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science degrees, Certificates, and Marketable Skills Achievement Awards.

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