Northwest Vista College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,580

22.4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,269

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.3%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

16,752

24.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

29.4%

300 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 3,643 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Vista College. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (2,274 degrees), 2.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (917 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Vista College is $2,580, which is $-4,834 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Vista College is $2,580, which is $-4,834 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,269.

In 2017, 35% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,580

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northwest Vista College was $2,580. The cost of tuition at Northwest Vista College is $-4,834 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,269

2017 Value

1.41%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwest Vista College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,269. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwest Vista College grew by 1.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,368

Room and Board

$2,078

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwest Vista College was of $8,368 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,078. The cost of room and board increased by 0.144% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.193% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

6%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

35% of undergraduate students at Northwest Vista College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 16.7% with respect to 2016, when 30% 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.

10.3%

2016 Default Rate

87

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Vista College was 10.3%, which represents 87 out of the 843 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 has a total enrollment of 16,752 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Vista College is 4,114 students and the part-time enrollment is 12,638. This means that 24.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Vista College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Vista College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.3% Hispanic or Latino, 24.1% White, 5.41% Black or African American, 3.68% Two or More Races, 3.25% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Vista College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (35.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (29.9%) and White Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

24.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Vista College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,752 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Vista College is 4,114 and the part-time enrollment is 12,638. This means that 24.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Vista College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Northwest Vista College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Northwest Vista College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    10,443

  2. White

    4,042

  3. Black or African American

    906

The enrolled student population at Northwest Vista College is 62.3% Hispanic or Latino, 24.1% White, 5.41% Black or African American, 3.68% Two or More Races, 3.25% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% 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, 103 students (0.615%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 473 more women than men received degrees from Northwest Vista College. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Vista College are hispanic or latino (2,274 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (917 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Vista College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,932 degrees), and Protective Services (127 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 Northwest Vista College are Software developers (439,479 people), Other managers (216,201 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (201,676 people), Computer occupations, all other (140,589 people), and Police officers (128,868 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,932 degrees), Protective Services (127 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (145 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (102 degrees).

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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 are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,932 degrees), Protective Services (127 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (145 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (102 degrees).

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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 are Computer Systems Design (546,675 people), Elementary & secondary schools (371,970 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (329,239 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (234,755 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (142,098 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Vista College are Communication Technologies (69 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,932 degrees), Protective Services (127 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (145 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (102 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 Northwest 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 Northwest Vista College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,585

  2. 2,058

In 2017, 1,585 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Vista College, which is 0.77 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,058).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 718 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Vista College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.707 times less than the 1016 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 1016 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Vista College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.42 times more than the 718 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Northwest Vista College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Vista College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 1.33% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,274 degrees awarded

  2. White

    917 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    232 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Vista College is hispanic or latino (2,274 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (917 degrees).

0.137% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,329 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    945 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    497 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Vista College is hispanic or latino female (1,329 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (945 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest 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 $9.83k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Northwest Vista College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Northwest Vista College employs 97 Instructors, 32 Associate professors, and 30 Professors. Most academics at Northwest Vista College are Female Instructors (54), Male Instructors(43), and Male Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Vista College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 119 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 35 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Northwest Vista College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest 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.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Northwest Vista College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.37M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwest Vista College received $1.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.8M

2017 Salaries

9.13%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Northwest Vista College paid a median of $30.8M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 9.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.02% decline from 2015 and a 4.34% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.2M

Instructional Salaries

171

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwest Vista College paid a total of $10.2M to 171 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

97 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

119 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Vista College were Instructor with 97 employees; Associate professor with 32 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Vista College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 119 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Vista College was Female Instructor with 54 employees, Male Instructor with 43 employees, and Male Professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northwest Vista College.

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