Student & Graduate Reviews
Very diasspointed - 6/5/2017
Graduation Year: 2017
"Administration is very untrained if your a vet or active duty service member do not attend this school. My credits cannot be transferred to another school they are basically ripping off our va school money. I have nothing but problems and so has other vets with finance not completing and submitting forms on time. Telling students they have to do amendments to tax returns when the IRS says no you don't. If you have va doctor appointments they count it against your attendance which reflects on your character with the va which makes issues in pay. They advertise publicly that they support vets and military and they don't. It's all about money not education and I believe they charge and try to drain veterans school money bye charging higher tuition for our attendance than they do for non-vets. Now I'm stuck at this school because my credits don't count at any other college from vista and the va will not pay for me to take those classes at another credited college. It's ashame how this vista college is taking advantage of vets and service members. I will post this same thing on every social media website to inform vets and service members not to enroll in this college until something is done. I will not if I can help it let vista college trick anymore vets or service members into giving up what they earned for a crappy education. And have to deal with untrained administration that can't even get paperwork right. But I did notice every month when I go on E-benifits to see what VA paid Vista that paperwork always seem to be right to va for there tuition money. I wonder how that is."
No name - 10/26/2016
Graduation Year: 2016
"I graduated with a degree in Business. I was told that they would help look for jobs but that was a complete lie. I received 2 leads that yielded nothing and that was it. I would look for my own jobs and call career services but that was it. They need to employ better people who will help students find jobs. Apart from that I enjoyed my experience there, never had an academic issue and the class sizes were perfect and so were the instructors."
Vista College, Killeen, TX - 6/9/2015
Graduation Year: 2015
"I've been at Vista College for the entire length of my program (18 months) and I am VERY disappointed with the overall experience. Once I obtain my Associates I never want to have anything to do with that place. I stayed because I have invested so much time and money towards the completion of a degree. For the first few months, I loved everything about the school, the class times, the sizes, staff etc. Then for whatever reason, professors that I used to have, started to leave. Only a few expressed their concerns with the changes that were made to the school during their tenure. Among the staff changes, came the very strict and outrageous attendance policy. NOTHING is excused!!!! If you are out for whatever reason, (hospitalization, death in family, emergency, illness etc.) you can and will have to "sit out" the next semester (5 weeks) and have to take that class when it comes around again. Not everyone in Killeen is retired military or spouse, or has the luxury of living with their parents. If you are a single parent or have a full-time job, this is NOT the place for you. Their online school isn't any better. You don't have the attendance problem, but the credits online and the credits "in house" aren't the same! How is it you can get a B.A. degree with Vista online, but those credits aren't worth anything at the actual campus? The school offers no help, no tutoring, nothing. In 18 months, I've seen three campus directors, three educational directors...none of who can explain why. The school makes constant mistakes and the students have to pay for it. On the last day of one of my classes, I had a C. When I came back to the campus on Monday, my grade was a D. The problem? The PROFESSOR made a mistake with the grading scale and the school made her change the grades, two points lower and I would've failed! But I didn't know that, I as far as I knew, I was doing ok that semester. No ONE EVER mentioned anything about being close to not passing. I could go on for days about how horrible this place is, just know, that the credits do not transfer to any local colleges!! ( except University of Phoenix, and they don't take all of them) If you are considering a Business Administration degree from Vista's Killeen Campus, please reconsider, but , if you have no family, no kids, no job, money to burn and a wish to be treated like your in High-School again, then contact admissions."