Northwest Vista College

Northwest Vista College

Northwest Vista College was established in the year 1995. It is a community college situated in San Antonio, Texas. Most of the courses offered by the college lead to 1-year certificate options or 2-year associates degrees.

Northwest Vista College, a public coeducational college, offers enrollment to more than 10,000 students every year. The NVC campus is set on nearly 137 acres of land. It is comprised of many buildings, including the:

  • Huisache Hall
  • Manzanillo Hall
  • Mountain Laurel Hall
  • Pecan Hall
  • Texas Persimmon Physical Plant
  • The Boardwalk

Northwest Vista College's mascot is the Wildcats, and the official team colors are purple and green.

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Contacting Northwest Vista College

Northwest Vista College
3535 North West Ellison Dr
San Antonio , TX 78251
General Phone: (210) 348-2001

Northwest Vista College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts147foreign language and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, economics, political science, sociology, American history ...
Business and Management125business management
Education and Teaching81education, elementary school teaching, teacher aide
Therapy and Counseling54psychology, community health services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering31computer and info science, computer programming, web design, computer networking
Science29biology, chemistry, physics
Media25communication studies, mass communication
Medicine20pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary, health professions
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety
Engineering Technician16water quality and recycling tech
Medical Support and Technology12health service and sciences, pharmacy tech, pre-pharmacy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8health and physical education
Engineering8engineering mechanics
Science and Laboratory Technician6biology tech
Art Studies6art studies
Music5music, music theory and composition
Family and Social Work4social work
Architecture and Planning2architecture

Number of programs and degrees for Northwest Vista College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree58542
Award of less than 1 academic year598

Northwest Vista College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwest Vista College had a total enrollment of 10,329 students (11,090 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 46%
Black 6%
Hispanic 44%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 15%
18-19 25%
20-21 22%
22-24 15%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Northwest Vista College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 86 %

Northwest Vista College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Antonio, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northwest Vista College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,122
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,762
Books and supplies $ 1,350

Financial Aid:
Northwest Vista College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3372300)

Northwest Vista College Faculty

Northwest Vista College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3433
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6779

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
Lecturercalendar year41$19,80160$24,847
All faculty totalcalendar year43$23,02062$26,166

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year7$76,5223$59,984
Assistant professoracademic year19$70,14413$62,836
Instructoracademic year39$62,55136$53,179
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year67$66,67853$56,533

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northwest Vista College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
American History (United States)
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Psychology, General

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Northwest Vista College Highlights

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What Sets Northwest Vista College Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 5%Northwest Vista College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%Northwest Vista College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Northwest Vista College Number of students
% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Northwest Vista College % of degrees in science and laboratory technician
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Northwest Vista College % of degrees in business and management
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 17%Northwest Vista College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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