Northwest Vista College (420398)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,970
2022 Average Net Price
$5,841
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.84%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
17,222
20.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27%
512 Graduates

About

Northwest Vista College (420398) is a higher education institution located in Bexar County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Northwest Vista College (420398) were General Studies (2,323 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (137 degrees), and Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (40 degrees).

In 2022, 2,794 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Vista College (420398). 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,839 degrees), 3.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (541 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Vista College (420398) is $2,970, which is $−5,142 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Vista College (420398) is $2,970, which is $−5,142 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,841.

In 2022, 30% of undergraduate students attending Northwest Vista College (420398) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,970
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northwest Vista College (420398) was $2,970. The cost of tuition at Northwest Vista College (420398) is $−5,142 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,841
2022 Value
7.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwest Vista College (420398) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,841. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwest Vista College (420398) grew by 7.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,996
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Vista College (420398) was of $8,996 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.469% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

30% of undergraduate students at Northwest Vista College (420398) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 16.7% with respect to 2021, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.84%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Vista College (420398) was 1.84%, which represents 15 out of the 817 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northwest Vista College (420398) had a total enrollment of 17,222 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Vista College (420398) is 3,481 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,741. This means that 20.2% of students enrolled at Northwest Vista College (420398) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Vista College (420398), both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.9% Hispanic or Latino, 18.6% White, 6.1% Black or African American, 3.92% Asian, 3.84% Two or More Races, 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.134% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northwest Vista College (420398) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (31.4%) and White Female (8.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Vista College (420398) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,222 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Vista College (420398) is 3,481 and the part-time enrollment is 13,741. This means that 20.2% of students enrolled at Northwest Vista College (420398) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwest Vista College (420398) was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Northwest Vista College (420398) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    11,355 enrolled students
  2. White
    3,203 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,051 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwest Vista College (420398) is 65.9% Hispanic or Latino, 18.6% White, 6.1% Black or African American, 3.92% Asian, 3.84% Two or More Races, 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.134% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 215 students (1.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 500 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Vista College (420398). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Vista College (420398) is hispanic or latino (1,839 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (541 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Northwest Vista College (420398) is General Studies (2,323 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (137 degrees) and Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (40 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Vista College (420398), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,328 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (54 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College (420398) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,651,729 people), Software developers (576,963 people), Secondary school teachers (491,566 people), Education administrators (276,763 people), and Other managers (264,940 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College (420398) in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,328 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (54 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 degrees), Education (137 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College (420398) are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College (420398) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,328 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (54 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 degrees), Education (137 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College (420398) are Elementary & secondary schools (2,920,427 people), Computer Systems Design (669,828 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (408,870 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,818 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (139,782 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College (420398) are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,328 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (54 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (152 degrees), Education (137 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwest Vista College (420398).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 2,323 degrees awarded
  2. 137 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Northwest Vista College (420398) was General Studies with 2,323 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,147
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,647
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,147 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Vista College (420398), which is 0.696 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,647).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 932 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Vista College (420398) in General Studies, which is 0.67 times less than the 1391 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1391 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Vista College (420398) in General Studies, which is 1.49 times more than the 932 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Northwest Vista College (420398) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (43.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northwest Vista College (420398) is Female and Asian (43.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,839 degrees awarded
  2. White
    541 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    222 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Vista College (420398) is hispanic or latino (1,839 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (541 degrees).

0.573% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,122 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    717 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    292 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest Vista College (420398) is hispanic or latino female (1,122 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (717 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Vista College (420398) employs 54 Instructors, 49 Professors and 37 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northwest Vista College (420398) are Male Instructor (28), Female Instructor (26), and Male Professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Vista College (420398) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 113 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 21 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$34.3M
2022 Salaries
2.68%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northwest Vista College (420398) paid a median of $34.3M in salaries, a 2.68% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.4M
Instructional Salaries
172
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwest Vista College (420398) paid a total of $11.4M to 172 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
54 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
113 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Vista College (420398) were Instructor with 54 employees, Professor with 49 employees, and Assistant professor with 37 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Vista College (420398) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 113 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Vista College (420398) was Male Instructor with 28 employees, Female Instructor with 26 employees, and Male Professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwest Vista College (420398).

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