Valley Grande Institute For Academic Studies

Overview of Valley Grande Institute For Academic Studies

Valley Grande Institute is in a large suburb, in Weslaco, TX. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Valley Grande Institute earn degrees up to the Certificate.

Valley Grande Institute Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.

Student Body

Valley Grande Institute, in 2007-2008, had 370 students (611 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at the school are minorities.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies has as its primary mission the task to offer a program in Vocational Nursing as well as programs in the field of Allied Health. The Advisory Board, consisting of prominent members from the public and private sectors of business, public service, medical nd other fields, guide the school in all of its programming and plans. This kind of input from the committee enables Valley Grande Institute to stay ahead of industry and technologic change; in its committment to provide the lastest and best in technology, facilities, equipment, and training of the students."

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Contacting Valley Grande Institute

Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies
345 S. Texas Blvd.
Weslaco , TX 78596
General Phone: (956) 973-1945

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Valley Grande Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology603medical lab assistant, pharmacy tech, allied health and medical assisting, electrocardiograph tech, radiation therapist
Nursing and Emergency Medicine190licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medicine60health professions

Number of programs and degrees for Valley Grande Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year7387
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1151

Valley Grande Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Valley Grande Institute had a total enrollment of 370 students (611 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 5%
Hispanic 95%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 1%
20-21 9%
22-24 14%
25-29 31%
30-34 26%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 1%

Valley Grande Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 26%
Transfer Out 3%

Valley Grande Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Weslaco, 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.

Valley Grande Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Valley Grande Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3612400)

Valley Grande Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

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Valley Grande Institute Highlights

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What Sets Valley Grande Institute Apart:

Minority % of student body
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Number of students
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Top 13%Valley Grande Institute Number of students
Male % of student body
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 17%Valley Grande Institute Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Valley Grande Institute Number of degree programs

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