Northwest Vista College

3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, TX

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The Northwest Vista College is located in a 137-acre campus near the SeaWorld Resort in San Antonio, Texas. Students are taught with rigorous teaching philosophy that emphasizes in critical thinking and cooperative learning. NVC has an open admission policy which welcomes students regardless of their race, nationality, age and color.

At NVC, students can earn their associate degrees, certificates as well as learn new technical skills that are tailored to meet their specific needs for their careers. The school teaches associate degrees in business, life sciences, information technology, health and engineering. Students can also learn technical skills such as carpentry and culinary arts and find employment after attending school for two years.

NVC offers one of the most affordable tuition fee rates for higher education in the San Antonio area.  As of the academic year of 2013, in-district students are required to pay the per semester fee of $480 per semester hour while out-of-district students are required to pay $1,172.

On the other hand, students who wish to proceed to a four-year course can easily transfer to any colleges or universities that they wish to apply. To facilitate the transfer, NVC have partnered with other colleges to create transfer plans and guides to assist the students when it comes to selecting a course by degree program. NVC has a transfer service center that helps students with their admission to other schools such as University of Texas in San Antonio,  University of  the Incarnate World,  Our Lady of the Lake University and Texas State University to name a few.  

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,000-$2,400
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,790
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $67-$80 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $360-$430 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid65%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships61%$4,879
Receiving Student Loans6%$4,680

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Northwest Vista College may provide services like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Bexar County and community colleges in Texas as a whole.

 Northwest Vista CollegeBexar CountyTexas
Graduation Rate10.5%8.8%16.5%
Transfer-out Rate20.3%17.3%20.8%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Northwest Vista College.

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