Vista College

  • Enroll in a New Future at Vista College
  • Earn a Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree in one of many careers!
  • Vista College offers numerous educational programs in Business, Healthcare, Technology and many other trades. Get the edge you need when looking for a new career or seeking to move up in your current occupation. The focused instruction and hands-on training offered at Vista College helps prepare you for the day-to-day challenges you'll face in the real world.
School Highlights
Vista College serves 3,482 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
Vista College is one of 8 community colleges within El Paso County, TX.
The nearest community college to Vista College is Southwest University at El Paso (0.1 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 203 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Vista College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty203 staff76 staff
This chart display total faculty of Vista College and community college average number of faculty in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Vista College has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The Vista College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,482 students3,921 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Vista College and community college average number of enrollment of TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:135:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Vista College and community college average student staff ratio of TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
# Full-Time Students3,482 students1,055 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Vista College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Vista College. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of TX.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
4%
% Hispanic
40%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Vista College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
28%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Vista College and the percentage of Black community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
23%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Vista College and the percentage of White community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
4%
2%
% Non Resident races
-
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Vista College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Vista College. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.710.69
This chart display the diversity score of Vista College and the community college average diversity score of TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
70%
21%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Vista College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of TX by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$23,900$33,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Vista College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of TX by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $15,680 is more than the state average of $13,730. The private state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,680$13,730
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Vista College and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%84%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Vista College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$14,250$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Vista College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,015$5,015
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Vista College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Vista College offers detailed instruction and in-depth training. We also provide additional tools you'll need to gain a competitive edge in your job search after graduation.
  • Take advantage of these Vista College services:
  • Day or evening classes
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Convenient class schedules
  • Career Services Assistance for graduates
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Plus much more!
  • *Not all programs offered at all locations.

Profile last updated:

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Vista College is Southwest University at El Paso (0.1 miles away).
Recent Articles
Learn about the steps you need to take to successfully transfer from a community college to a 4-year institution.
Online courses are an affordable and convenient alternative to attending a traditional university. With the advent of the first all-online community college in California, the world of community college is changing and changing quickly. Keep reading to learn more.
Many people view college campuses as bastions of free speech, but recent actions taken by some institutions of higher learning indicate that this may not always be the case.
Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $6,207 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.