Vista College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$14,350

7.12% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,938

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

22.8%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,701

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

64.5%

1,688 Graduates

About

Vista College is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Vista College were .

In 2017, 2,549 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Vista College. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,174 degrees), 1.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (640 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Vista College is $14,350, which is $6,936 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Vista College is $14,350, which is $6,936 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,938.

In 2017, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,350

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Vista College was $14,350. The cost of tuition at Vista College is $6,936 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$16,938

2017 Value

3.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Vista College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,938. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Vista College grew by 3.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,817

Room and Board

$150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Vista College was of $5,817 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $150. The cost of room and board increased by 0.727% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Vista College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 86.7% with respect to 2016, when 45% 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.

22.8%

2016 Default Rate

704

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Vista College was 22.8%, which represents 704 out of the 3090 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

Vista College has a total enrollment of 4,701 students. The full-time enrollment at Vista College is 4,701 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Vista College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Vista College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40% Hispanic or Latino, 27.7% Black or African American, 25.4% White, 2.23% Two or More Races, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.745% Asian, and 0.362% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Vista College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (26.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.1%) and White Female (17.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Vista College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,701 students. The full-time enrollment at Vista College is 4,701 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Vista College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2017 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 Vista College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Vista College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,879

  2. Black or African American

    1,304

  3. White

    1,193

The enrolled student population at Vista College is 40% Hispanic or Latino, 27.7% Black or African American, 25.4% White, 2.23% Two or More Races, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.745% Asian, and 0.362% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 112 students (2.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 839 more women than men received degrees from Vista College. The majority of degree recipients at Vista College are hispanic or latino (1,174 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (640 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Vista College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Vista College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (497 degrees awarded), Health (1,569 degrees), and Construction (36 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vista College are Registered nurses (1,302,390 people), Software developers (415,232 people), Other managers (150,671 people), Medical & health services managers (139,377 people), and Pharmacists (130,421 people).

The most specialized majors at Vista College are Mechanical Technologies (497 degrees awarded), Health (1,569 degrees), Construction (36 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (124 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vista College are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Vista College are Mechanical Technologies (497 degrees awarded), Health (1,569 degrees), Construction (36 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (124 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vista College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,456,403 people), Computer Systems Design (478,118 people), Elementary & secondary schools (258,002 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (199,482 people), and Outpatient care centers (198,847 people).

The most specialized majors at Vista College are Mechanical Technologies (497 degrees awarded), Health (1,569 degrees), Construction (36 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (124 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (73 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Vista College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Vista College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 855

  2. 1,694

In 2017, 855 degrees were awarded to men at Vista College, which is 0.505 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,694).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 418 degrees were awarded to men at Vista College in HVAC Maintenance, which is 19.9 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 757 degrees were awarded to women at Vista College in Medical Assistant, which is 9.58 times more than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

84%

100% Completion Time

84%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 84% of students graduating from Vista College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% within 200%.

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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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (69.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Vista College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (69.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.32% of graduates (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,174 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    640 degrees awarded

  3. White

    570 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Vista College is hispanic or latino (1,174 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (640 degrees).

1.61% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    779 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    420 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    395 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Vista College is hispanic or latino female (779 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (420 degrees).

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Operations

Vista College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Vista College had a total salary expenditure of $70.7M. Vista College employs 151 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Vista College are Female No academic ranks (108), Male No academic ranks(43), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vista College are: Management, with 117 employees, Sales and related, with 97 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 95 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Vista College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Vista College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $22.3M - Federal

  2. $846k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Vista College received $22.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $846k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.2M

2017 Salaries

10.5%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Vista College paid a median of $25.2M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($70.7M) and a 10.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 79.2% growth from 2015 and a 23.6% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.26M

Instructional Salaries

151

Number of Employees

In 2017, Vista College paid a total of $5.26M to 151 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

151 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

117 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Vista College were No academic rank with 151 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vista College were Management with 117 employees; Sales and related with 97 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 95 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Vista College was Female No academic rank with 108 employees, Male No academic rank with 43 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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