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Vista College Overview

Located in El Paso, Texas, Vista College is a private for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Vista College Known For?

2,045 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Vista College.

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Vista College Rankings

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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#15 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Vista College?

Location of Vista College

Contact details for Vista College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6101 Montana Ave, El Paso, TX 79925-2021
Phone: 915-779-8031
Website: vistacollege.edu

How Do I Get Into Vista College?

You can apply to Vista College online at: www.vistacollege.edu/

Since Vista College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Vista College?

57% Take Out Loans
22.7% 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 Vista College, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $9,758 a year. That adds up to $39,032 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Vista College is 22.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Vista College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,482 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,482 full-time undergraduates at Vista College, 33% are male and 67% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Vista College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Vista College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 909
Hispanic or Latino 1,477
White 770
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 295

Online Learning at Vista College

4 Took All Classes Online
4 Took At Least One Class Online
97.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 105th 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 Vista College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Vista College was 97.9%. This is the #350 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Vista College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Vista College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Vista College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Administration & Management #80
Business, Management & Marketing #103

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%.

Vista College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 37 605 642
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 283 283
Dental Support Services 0 261 261
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 8 196 204
Health & Medical Administrative Services 44 118 162
Cosmetology 0 138 138
Business Administration & Management 81 42 123
Computer Information Systems 58 29 87
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 36 36
Carpentry 13 18 31
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 22 22
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 20 0 20
Criminal Justice & Corrections 19 0 19
Legal Support Services 13 0 13
Information Technology 4 0 4
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0
TOTAL 297 1,748 2,045

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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