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Northwest Vista College Overview

Located in San Antonio, Texas, Northwest Vista College is a public institution. The location of Northwest Vista College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Northwest Vista College Known For?

4,114 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,359 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Northwest Vista College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 37% of the faculty were full-time.

Northwest Vista College Rankings

Northwest Vista College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Northwest Vista College has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Northwest Vista College

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 943
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,275
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,501

Where Is Northwest Vista College?

Location of Northwest Vista College

Contact details for Northwest Vista College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251
Phone: 210-486-4000

How Do I Get Into Northwest Vista College?

You can apply to Northwest Vista College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Northwest Vista College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Northwest Vista College?

7% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Northwest Vista College is $4,359. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Northwest Vista College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,123 $4,416 $6,999 $9,430 $10,135

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Northwest Vista College, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,497 a year. That adds up to $17,988 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northwest Vista College is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Northwest Vista College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,114 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,752 undergraduate students at Northwest Vista College, with 4,114 being full-time and 12,638 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Northwest Vista College

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,114 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Vista College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Northwest Vista College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest Vista College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Northwest Vista College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 217
Hispanic or Latino 2,703
White 885
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 179

Over 19 countries are represented at Northwest Vista College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Northwest Vista College

2,306 Took All Classes Online
4,514 Took At Least One Class Online
6.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,514 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northwest Vista College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 33rd most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Northwest Vista College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest Vista College was 6.2%. This is the #1,590 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northwest Vista College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Northwest Vista College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 57%
Liberal Arts General Studies 57%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Northwest Vista College Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 4 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 1 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 180 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 4 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 17 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 11 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 40 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 24 0 0 0
Dance 2 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 2 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 9 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 13 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 15 0 0 0
General Biology 37 0 0 0
General Engineering 28 0 0 0
General Psychology 44 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 24 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 8 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 16 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 90 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 2,187 0 0 0
Mathematics 4 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 3 0 0 0
Music 4 0 0 0
Sociology 8 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 170 0 0 0
Total 5,898 0 0 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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