Vista College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,450

1.34% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,333

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

25.8%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

4,701

100% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

83.6%

1,694 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 2016, 2,892 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Vista College. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,428 degrees), 2.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (690 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Vista College is $15,450, which is $8,130 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Vista College is $15,450, which is $8,130 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,333.

In 2016, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,450

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Vista College was $15,450. The cost of tuition at Vista College is $8,130 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$16,333

2016 Value

1.76%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Vista College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,333. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Vista College grew by 1.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,775

Room and Board

$150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Vista College was of $5,775 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $150. The cost of room and board increased by 0.856% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Vista College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 51.6% with respect to 2015, when 93% 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.

25.8%

2015 Default Rate

765

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Vista College was 25.8%, which represents 765 out of the 2966 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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Admissions

Vista College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 4,701 students enrolled at Vista College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Vista College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Vista College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Vista College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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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 43.4% Hispanic or Latino, 26.6% Black or African American, 23.4% White, 2.21% Two or More Races, 1.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.617% Asian, and 0.234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Vista College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (28.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (19%) and White Female (16.1%). 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 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2016 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 (60%), 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

    2,042

  2. Black or African American

    1,252

  3. White

    1,101

The enrolled student population at Vista College is 43.4% Hispanic or Latino, 26.6% Black or African American, 23.4% White, 2.21% Two or More Races, 1.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.617% Asian, and 0.234% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 95 students (2.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1000 more women than men received degrees from Vista College. The majority of degree recipients at Vista College are hispanic or latino (1,428 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (690 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 (520 degrees awarded), Health (1,717 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (184 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 (1,241,087 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (412,463 people), Miscellaneous managers (186,314 people), Medical & health services managers (140,222 people), and Computer programmers (119,367 people).

The most specialized majors at Vista College are Mechanical Technologies (520 degrees awarded), Health (1,717 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (184 degrees), Construction (22 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (120 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 Vista College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Vista College are Mechanical Technologies (520 degrees awarded), Health (1,717 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (184 degrees), Construction (22 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (120 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 Vista College are Hospitals (1,437,671 people), Computer Systems Design (492,894 people), Elementary & secondary schools (231,115 people), Outpatient care centers (193,803 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (178,181 people).

The most specialized majors at Vista College are Mechanical Technologies (520 degrees awarded), Health (1,717 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (184 degrees), Construction (22 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (120 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 N/A, 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. 946

  2. 1,946

In 2016, 946 degrees were awarded to men at Vista College, which is 0.486 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,946).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 456 degrees were awarded to men at Vista College in HVAC Maintenance, which is 24 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 781 degrees were awarded to women at Vista College in Medical Assistant, which is 8.98 times more than the 87 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 71% of students graduating from Vista College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Vista College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.78% of graduates (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,428 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    690 degrees awarded

  3. White

    562 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Vista College is hispanic or latino (1,428 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (690 degrees).

2.56% of degree recipients (74 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    940 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    488 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    460 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Vista College is hispanic or latino female (940 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (488 degrees).

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Operations

Vista College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Vista College had a total expenditure of $58.1M. Of that $58.1M, they spent $12.8M on salaries and $58.1M on benefits.

Vista College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Vista College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vista College are: Sales and related, with 128 employees, Management, with 119 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 93 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Vista College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 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. $18.5M - Federal

  2. $780k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Vista College received $18.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $780k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$12.8M

Salary Expenditure

$58.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Vista College had a total expenditure of $58.1M. Of that $58.1M, they spent $12.8M on salaries and $58.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Vista College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.8M

2015 Salaries

23.6%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Vista College paid a median of $12.8M in salaries, which represents 22% of their overall expenditure ($58.1M) and a 23.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.94M

Instructional Salaries

111

Number of Employees

In 2015, Vista College paid a total of $4.94M to 111 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Sales and related

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

128 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Vista College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vista College were Sales and related with 128 employees; Management with 119 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 93 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Vista College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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