Northwest Vista College

3535 North West Ellison Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

School Details

Students attending Northwest Vista College, in conjunction with Alamo Colleges, can enroll in blended eLearning and fully online degree programs, including associate’s degrees and specialized certificates.

Through Alamo Online, students can complete a two-year transfer program to further academic goals, or complete workforce training degrees. Specific associate’s degrees offered via distance education includes: an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate in Arts in Teaching degree. Degrees are categorized into academic departments of: English and Reading; Fine and Performing Arts and Kinesiology; Humanities; Student Development; Mathematics and Engineering; Natural and Physical Sciences; Social Sciences; Teacher Certification; and Workforce Technical Programs.

The eLearning environment at Northwest Vista is similar in structure to that of traditional, on-campus counterparts. Students communicate with faculty and peers via chat rooms, email, and discussion board forums. At times, students may be required to complete exams on campus. The college maintains an open admission policy.

Northwest Vista College is one of five colleges within the Alamo Colleges system of Bexar County, Texas. The other four colleges include:

  • Northeast Lakeview College
  • Palo Alto College
  • St. Philip’s College
  • San Antonio College

Founded in 1995, Northwest Vista College is a public, two-year institution of higher education, with the school’s main campus located in the city of San Antonio, Texas. Satellite campuses are located include:

  • Westside Workforce Education and Training Center, San Antonio
  • Southwest Research Institute Center (SwRI), San Antonio
  • Greater Kerrville Alamo Colleges Center, Kerrville, Texas

Northwest Vista stands by their mission, which “creates opportunities for success by offering quality academic, technical and life-long learning experiences to its diverse communities in a collaborative, student-centered, data-informed and shared leadership environment,” and commits to shared values in: Student First, Respect for All, Community-engaged, Collaboration, Can Do Spirit, and Data-informed.

Federal financial aid is available to eligible students, and includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans, and Work Study. The school code for applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is: 033723. Texas state aid includes, but is not limited to: Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG), TEXAS Grant, and Hazlewood Grant. Moreover, Northwest Vista provides foundational scholarships for qualifying students. Eligible military personnel, veterans, and their dependents may apply for Military Tuition Assistance (TA), Veterans Education Benefits (VA), and Military Spouse Financial Assistance (MyCAA).

Northwest Vista College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033. In addition, the school is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and retains programmatic accreditation with the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    At least 2, but les than 4 academic years
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  • Percent Admitted:
    Open Admissions
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