Vista College Reviews

1.65 out of 5 stars
(34 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,680
13% of 34 students said this degree improved their career prospects
9% of 34 students said they would recommend this school to others
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1.9 out of 5 stars
Dont Do It! - 7/31/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"So in going to this college I heard a lot of backlash. I went ahead and chose to go to Vista for the convenience of how fast the classes would take. I was a wonderful student President's List status. However I graduated and I have been working as a medical assistant for 3 years. Vista College in Amarillo went under due to money issues. With that said three years later I'm wanting to further my career to be an RN, and trying to get my transcript they tell me that I still owe them $2,000. With this said their policy does not allow you to graduate if you have any back balance. So now I find it funny that since they're having money issues they're trying to milk people for everything they have. I have now had to postpone classes for an entire semester and still have not received the transcript from them. They have given me every run around possible. They have told me multiple times they have not received my transcript request after telling me that she had it in front of her, and then she's dodging phone calls I left multiple voicemails and cannot get ahold of anyone. So as of right now I do not get to further my career because they are trying to milk me for money. I see a lawyer in my near future!"
1.3 out of 5 stars
Mad Grad - 7/19/2018
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was told when signing up for school with Vista College that some of my credits would transfer if i decided to continue my education. Well that was a lie i have to start all over an take the same class because none of the credits transferred at all so now i am stuck taking out more loans and ask Finacial Aid for more money."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Pissed student - 6/8/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school is a hot mess!! They are charging 30k per student for this program. The instructors are a joke and cant teach. Have no teaching experience. They definately dont know how to speak to people. Dont waste ur time or money. Then they allow students that cheat to stay in the program and harass others"
2.1 out of 5 stars
Veteran - 5/10/2018
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2016
"Please stay away from this school. If you have a diploma or GED, please consider other options before committing to this school. For example; community colleges or universities offer the same programs but cheaper and you can either get certified or get an Associate's. Another option is to join the military, because the military has way more career choices to choose from. They pay you to train with no cost to you. After training is complete, there's ample amount of job and travel opportunities. The military pays well. I used my VA benefits to attend this school. I graduated 2 years ago with my universal EPA certification and honors and landed a job before I graduated but it didn't pay anything compared to what I made in the military; was making $10/hr. Unfortunately the job didn't work out. So, I was jobless went to vista college career service for help and what a waste of time. I'm just glad that I never had to come out of pocket for this school. I did end up having to owe the VA money because vista college messed up on my enrollment certification. Luckily the VA saw their hick up and let me go free. I just ended up Reenlisting. Long story short, consider your options because this is a very very very last resort kind of school. Veterans keep your eyes and options open. The HVAC instructors were awesome and knowledgeable. I did have an injury that happened at school and the school paid for all of my medical bills. They also gave me a nice Pell Grant."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Veteran - 5/10/2018
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2016
"Please stay away from this school. If you have a diploma or GED, please consider other options before committing to this school. For example; community colleges or universities offer the same programs but cheaper and you can either get certified or get an Associate's. Another option is to join the military, because the military has way more career choices to choose from. They pay you to train with no cost to you. After training is complete, there's ample amount of job and travel opportunities. The military pays well. I used my VA benefits to attend this school. I graduated 2 years ago with my universal EPA certification and honors and landed a job before I graduated but it didn't pay anything compared to what I made in the military; was making $10/hr. Unfortunately the job didn't work out. So, I was jobless went to vista college career service for help and what a waste of time. I'm just glad that I never had to come out of pocket for this school. I did end up having to owe the VA money because vista college messed up on my enrollment certification. Luckily the VA saw their hick up and let me go free. I just ended up Reenlisting. Long story short, consider your options because this is a very very very last resort kind of school. Veterans keep your eyes and options open. I did have an injury that happened at school and the school paid for all of my medical bills. They also gave me a nice Pell Grant."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Stay away from Vista College - 2/20/2018
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2018
"Stay away from Vista College. Waste of time and money. They will not do much for helping you get a job. Some of the people in hvac ended up with sales jobs selling thermostats and other add on's to air conditioning systems. Stay away from Vista College."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Stay away from Vista College - 2/20/2018
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2018
"Stay away from Vista College. Waste of time and money. They will not do much for helping you get a job. Some of the people in hvac ended up with sales jobs selling thermostats and other add on's to air conditioning systems. Stay away from Vista College."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/23/2018
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"Not enough hands on experience. The instructors are sarcastic and if you don't pick up on how to do something THE FIRST TIME IT'S SHOWN, the instructors make you feel like your stupid.Favoritism between students and instructors and instructors allow foul language and disrespect towards themselves and other students. False advertising regarding the "help you find a job" clause. EXTERNSHIP? Yeah that was a NIGHTMARE . Too many students graduating and not enough externship sites OR jobs available within a 70 mile radius of Bryan/College Station. You get stuck at an externship site that has strange hours and it takes you FOREVER to complete the 180 hours, and that told me on day ONE" by the way we aren't looking to hire" and they DIDN'T. It SERIOUSLY doesn't matter if you bust your butt and make a 4.0 or barely passing, EVERYONE in the DA program passes the computerized RDA state exam, the computer doesn't allow you to fail it. My externship site did not allow me to do ANY chairside assistance, they did NOT allow me to take x-rays or do ANY impressions.I gained absolutely nothing from the externship experience. Cleaned instruments and sprayed rooms all day everyday. Oh and put stamps on letters and organized junk drawers. I can add EIS (expert instrument scrubber) and EWS (expert whatchamacallit sorter) to my $23,000 useless RDA license. Those in Career Services, YEAH, rude, unprofessional and treat you like you're a two year old. So just beware. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. I'm working in retail for minimum wage because there are NO DENTAL JOBS. The jobs in Spring, Cypress and the outskirts of Houston, one year experience, one year experience!!!! Choice your schooling wisely"
1.4 out of 5 stars
Unsatisfied Veteran - 1/9/2018
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2018
"Veterans stay away from Vista College. If you remember your recruiter when you were joining the military and promise made. Well it is the same thing at Vista College. Your schedule will not be what they tell you. Vista will add extra days calling them makeup days. They will track you every 15 minutes. If you are not there every 15 minutes they will dock you 15 minutes until you missed enough to to fail and or cost you your VA for the month. If you are like a lot of veterans and you are not able to stand for long periods of time. They will not let you sit down if yournot in the classroom. Vista has cameras every where and they are always watching and calling the instructors. 5 minutes late from break dock 15 minutes. Vista will promise you a bbq at the end of each month and not once deliver on what they said. Vista College is all about the money. Veterans I give fair warning stay away from Vista College"
1.0 out of 5 stars
This school will put you in DEBT. - 9/26/2017
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011
"This school took my VA money that paid 100% of the program and also applied for loans in my name for the full amount of the program and kept both monies.I still keep in contact with former teachers and students and no-one has a positive story. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME AND GO TO UNIVERSITY. I dont even use my degree from Vista. I got a certificate from UTEP and a job after that pays well with it. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME AND GO TO UNIVERSITY."