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Academic Programs and Cost of Attending

The updated list of academic programs offered by Vista College and the cost of attendance information can be found in the current catalog under the section entitled “Program Tuition / Textbook / Fees.”

Refund Policy and Return of Federal Title IV Financial Aid

The current institutional and accreditor refund policies along with Vista College Return of Federal Title IV Financial Aid Policy can be found in the current catalog under the section entitled “Refund Policy.”

Withdrawal Procedure

Ground Campuses

Enrolled students wishing to withdraw from school will notify the Director of Education, Program Director, Student Services Coordinator, or Registrar, either verbally or in writing. The withdrawal will be effective as of the date of the verbal request, the postmark date on a mailed request, or the send date of an electronic notification. Only the student may request to be withdrawn unless express written authorization is provided to a third party representative.

For more information, see the relevant catalog:

Online Campus

Enrolled students wishing to withdraw from school will notify the administration verbally via phone or by mail, or the Registrar at onlineregistrar@vistacollege.edu. The withdrawal will be effective as of the date of the verbal request, the postmark date on a mailed request, or the send date of an electronic notification. Only the student may request to be withdrawn unless express written authorization is provided to a third party representative.

For more information, see the catalog.

Online Catalog

Accreditation Information

Ground Campuses

Vista College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Ridge, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Georgia 30350, www.council.org.

APPROVING BODIES

Texas

Arkansas

New Mexico

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITING BODIES

Online Campus
Vista College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. ACCSC is located at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201 (www.accsc.org).

APPROVING BODIES

Licensing Information

Texas Campuses

The following programs have been determined to meet the requirements to sit for the profession’s licensure exam in the state of Texas.

  • Cosmetology
  • Nurse Aid Training Program (NATP)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Vocational Nurse

No determination has been made about whether these programs meet the licensure exam requirements in any other state.

New Mexico Campus

The following programs have been determined to meet the requirements to sit for the profession’s licensure exam in the state of New Mexico.

  • Cosmetology
  • Practical Nurse

No determination has been made about whether these programs meet the licensure exam requirements in any other state.

Retention Information

Ground Campuses

The most recently reported retention information or Vista College’s ground campuses can be found here.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates
Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the “Student Right to Know” or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 12 percent of entering students were counted as “full-time, first-time” in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of “Normal Time” to Completion for Their Program
(*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.

Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of “Normal Time” to Completion for Their Program

Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of “Normal Time” to Completion for Their Program

Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. “Normal time” is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the “normal” amount of time for many associate’s degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including “150% of normal time” (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and “200% of normal time,” or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2015 or Fall 2016, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2015 or Fall 2016, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time

For additional information please visit the College Navigator Website at https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Vista+College&s=TX&id=365204#retgrad

 

Online Campus

The most recently reported retention information or Vista College’s online campus can be found here.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates
Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor’s degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees
Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the “Student Right to Know” or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in 2013-14
Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in 2013-14
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of “Normal Time” to Completion for Their Program
(*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.

Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2013-14 and Graduated Within 150% of “Normal Time” to Completion for Their Program

Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2013-14 and Graduated Within 150% of “Normal Time” to Completion for Their Program

Bachelor’s Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor’s degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 8 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor’s degrees in 2013.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees
Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time

For additional information please visit the College Navigator Website at https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Vista+College&s=TX&id=377342#retgrad

 

Placement Information

Ground Campuses

The placement rates for each program, as reported in the most recent annual report to Vista College’s accreditor, can found below.

Program Degree Type Placement Rate
Business Administration Associate of Applied Science 80.65%
Business Management Associate of Applied Science 78.13%
Construction Management Associate of Applied Science 76.92%
Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science 83.33%
Trades Management -Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Associate of Applied Science 85.71%
Information Technology Associate of Applied Science 78.87%
Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science 84.62%
Medical Insurance Billing & Coding Associate of Applied Science 75.68%
Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science 78.95%
Paralegal Associate of Applied Science 75.00%
Cosmetology (TX) Certificate 87.50%
Business Administration Diploma 85.45%
Constuction Technology Diploma 77.14%
Cosmetology Diploma 74.47%
Dental Assistant Diploma 79.87%
Electrical Technician Diploma 79.31%
Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Diploma 76.06%
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Diploma 78.95%
Information Technology Diploma 83.33%
Medical Assisting Diploma 80%
Medical Assisting for Spanish Speakers Diploma 80.00%
Medical Insurance Billing & Coding Diploma 73.63%
Practical Nurse (NM) Diploma 96.55%
Vocational Nurse (TX) Diploma 93.41%

Online Campus

The placement rates for each program, as reported in the most recent annual report to Vista College’s accreditor, can found below.

Program Degree Type Placement Rate
Business Management Bachelor of Science 82.35%
Business Administration Associate of Applied Science 75.00%
Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science 69.23%
Information Technology Associate of Applied Science 66.67%
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Associate of Applied Science 55.56%
Paralegal Associate of Applied Science 0.00%
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Diploma 21.43%
Business Administration Diploma 80.00%

Demographic Information

Ground Campuses

The most recently reported demographic information for students at Vista College’s ground campuses can be found here.

Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate): 3,500
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment: 0

Attendance Status Student Gender
Attendance Status: Full-time: 100% Part-time: 0% Student Gender: Male: 33% Female: 67%

 

Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity: American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 1% Black or African American: 28% Hispanic/Latino: 40% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1% White: 23% Two or more races: 4% Race/ethnicity unknown: 2% Non-resident alien: 0%

 

Undergraduate Student Age Undergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age: 24 and under: 31% 25 and over: 69% Age unknown: 0% Undergraduate Student Residence: In-state: 90% Out-of-state: 10% Foreign countries: 0% Unknown: 0%

Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.

Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status: Enrolled only in distance education: 0% Enrolled in some distance education: 0% Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,888 $12,157,467 $6,439
Pell grants 1,767 $9,855,074 $5,577
Federal student loans 1,565 $19,146,988 $12,234

1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.

 

Online Campus

The most recently reported demographic information for students at Vista College’s online campus can be found here.

Fall 2018

Total enrollment (all undergraduate): 768
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment: 0

Attendance Status Student Gender
Attendance Status: Full-time: 100% Part-time: 0% Student Gender: Male: 17% Female: 83%

 

Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity: American Indian or Alaska Native: 1% Asian: 0% Black or African American: 34% Hispanic/Latino: 22% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1% White: 29% Two or more races: 3% Race/ethnicity unknown: 10% Non-resident alien: 0%

 

Undergraduate Student Age Undergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age: 24 and under: 17% 25 and over: 83% Age unknown: 0% Undergraduate Student Residence: In-state: 77% Out-of-state: 23% Foreign countries: 0% Unknown: 0%
Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.

 

Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status: Enrolled only in distance education: 100% Enrolled in some distance education: -1% Not enrolled in any distance education: -1%

 
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 913 $4,621,180 $5,062
Pell grants 913 $4,495,080 $4,923
Federal student loans 801 $6,491,271 $8,104

1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.

Disability Services and Policies

Vista College is committed to providing full academic access to all qualified students, including those with disabilities. For the purposes of ADA considerations, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of a physical or mental impairment that substantially limited one or more major life activities, or a condition which causes an individual to be regarded as having an impairment, whether they have the impairment or not. If a student wishes to have accommodations during their enrollment at Vista College, they should follow the ADA Accommodation/Section 504 request process outlined in the catalog.

Vista College will provide reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary aids/services to qualified students with identified physical or mental limitations, although the student is not required to accept some or all accommodations provided. Requests for accommodations and/or auxiliary aids/services are considered on a case-by-case basis, and will vary depending on the individual’s circumstances.

More information on the accommodation request process and Vista College’s disability policies can be found in the current catalog

Questions regarding ADA/Section 504 accommodations should be directed to:
ADA/Section 504 Coordinator:
Jody Cohen
Senior Vice President of Compliance
Education Futures Group, LLC
(972) 733-3431
Compliance@vistacollege.edu

Transfer Credit Policies

All of Vista College’s current transfer credit policies can be found in the current catalog.

Vaccination Policies

Vista College does not generally require any specific immunizations.

Students enrolled in the Vocational Nurse or Practical Nurse programs are required to maintain current immunity documentation for the following throughout their enrollment:

  • Immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Immunity to Varicella
  • Annual Tuberculin testing (PPD) with results < 3 months prior to the start of the program OR Submission of a chest x-ray and TB questionnaire for students known to have a positive TB skin test
  • Hepatitis B vaccination or proof of immunity
  • Td (tetanus-diphtheria) or, preferably, Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) within the past 10 years
  • Seasonal flu vaccination

Students must also meet all clinical facility requirements including drug screening and vaccinations before beginning training at externship/clinical sites where required. Costs incurred from this requirement are not part of the published tuition or fee charges for programs, excluding nursing.

Copyright Policy

Vista College’s policies prohibit use of the Vista College institutional equipment and/or computer network to engage in illegal copying or distribution of copyrighted works. A violation of the prohibition on use of Vista College’s information technology system can result in termination of network access for the student or employee and/or other disciplinary action including removal of the student from the institution or termination of the employee.

Safety Information

Vista College is strongly committed to crime prevention and the safety of the campus community. Safety helps to ensure a productive learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. In accordance with the Campus Security Act, Vista College releases security reports to keep you well-informed about campus security.

More information regarding campus safety and security and the current Annual Security Report can be found here.

Policy On Drugs and Alcohol

All campuses are designated as drug and alcohol free. The possession, sale, furnishing, or use of alcohol or controlled substances on campus is prohibited.

More information on the Vista College Policy on Drugs and Alcohol is located in the current Annual Security Report, which can be found here.

Voter Registration

Voter registration information for each state can be located here.

Consumer Information Point of Contact

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