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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?

3,078 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Northwest Vista College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 37% of the faculty were full-time.

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Northwest Vista College Rankings

Out of the 159 colleges in Texas, Northwest Vista College is ranked at #28.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Northwest Vista College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#100 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#128 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northwest Vista College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Online Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
Website: alamo.edu/nvc/

How Do I Get Into Northwest Vista College?

You can apply to Northwest Vista College online at: www.applytexas.org

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

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

3,929 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,293 undergraduate students at Northwest Vista College, with 3,929 being full-time and 12,364 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,929 full-time undergraduates at Northwest Vista College, 46% are male and 54% 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 112
Black or African American 203
Hispanic or Latino 2,622
White 768
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 212

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.

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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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2,187 0 2,187
Business Administration & Management 0 180 0 180
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 170 0 170
Computer Systems Networking 51 40 0 91
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 90 0 90
Graphic Communications 23 24 0 47
General Psychology 0 44 0 44
General Biology 0 37 0 37
General Engineering 0 28 0 28
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 9 13 4 26
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 24 0 24
Computer Software & Applications 11 11 0 22
Computer Information Systems 0 17 0 17
Environmental Control Technology 7 9 0 16
Health Sciences & Services 0 16 0 16
Fine & Studio Arts 0 15 0 15
Health & Physical Education 0 8 4 12
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 7 4 0 11
Sociology 0 8 0 8
Electronics Engineering Technology 5 2 0 7
Mental & Social Health Services 4 3 0 7
Business Support & Assistant Services 3 2 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 0 4 0 4
Mathematics 0 4 0 4
Music 0 4 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 1 0 2
Dance 0 2 0 2
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 1
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 1 0 1
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Nursing 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 121 2,949 8 3,078

References

*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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