Vista College Closure Information and Guidance

October 27, 2021



October 25, 2021


Click the following link to review COE-approved institution locations and occupational program areas: VISTA COLLEGE Web Doc 10-25-2021 page 2.


General Closure Information

Vista College notified the Council on Occupational Education of the closure of all campuses effective October 8, 2021.


Acquiring Student Records

Students interested in acquiring copies of their records from this institution (transcripts, financial aid, etc.) may use the following contact information and links to state and federal oversight agencies:

U.S. Department of Education: (

The U.S. Department of Education will be hosting two webinars for Vista College students on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Central Time.

New Mexico Higher Education Department/Private Postsecondary Schools:

NMHED is in possession of student records for Vista College campus in Las Cruces, NM. On the website, scroll down and click on “Private Postsecondary Schools”. (505)490-5049

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: (

On the THECB website, click “Topics of Interest: Information on the Closure of Vista College”

Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education: (

The ASBPC is in possession of all student records for the Fort Smith campus of Vista College (501) 371-2060

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges:

ACCSC accredited the Vista College campus in Richardson, Texas, and has information for Vista College students on their website under “Vista College – Guidance for Students”

Texas Workforce Commission:(

The TWC is in possession of all student records for Texas campuses of Vista College

(512) 936-3100


Listing of Alternative Institutions

Use this link to search for COE-accredited institutions in Texas, New Mexico, and Arkansas that offer instruction in occupational areas of interest.