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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Grant funded by the Department of Education
(2010 – 2015)


The mission of Northwest Vista College is to create opportunities for success for all of our students. The grant provides a unique environment for innovative approaches toward ensuring student advancement, promoting completion, and delivering an exceptional education. Grant funds are applied toward a systematic approach of institutionalization that meet the College’s Strategic Plan and our main goals of Completion, Learning, and Sustainability.

Grant Activities

Expand and Improve Distance Learning Program
Train and certify more faculty to teach online courses in order to increase access to education. Increase retention and persistence rates thru Distance Learning among low-income, underprepared students.

Accelerate and Enhance Developmental Education
Develop an accelerated program that will improve successful transition rates from developmental education to degree fulfilling courses.

The Learning Communities Program
Improve success, retention and degree completion rates among First Time in College students with community building, ownership and identity.

FAQs of Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program provides grants to assist Hispanic Serving Institutes (HSIs) to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

HSI Designation
The U.S. Department of Education and the HSI Division do not officially grant an institution an HSI designation. Institutions are considered HSIs based on their grant award status for the duration of their grant award, which is five years. The Department defines an HSI as an institution of higher education that has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application.