Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies

Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies (VGI) is a Private, Less than 2 years school located in Weslaco, TX. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $24,451 in average. The school has a total enrollment of 79 and it offers total 5 career programs.

Largest Career Programs at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies

The largest career programs at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies is Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training . Its 2020 tuition and fees are $24,451 where the average tuition & fees of the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training over all offered colleges is $14,963. The length of the program is 1530 contact hours ( or credit hours) and the average time to complete the program is 13 months.
Next table shows the 6 largest career programs at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies with tuition, fees, and completion time for each program.
5 Largest Career Programs at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies
ProgramTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies CostsProgram LengthAverage Completion Time Average Tuition Over Career Schools
1Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training $24,451$2,0031530 Contact Hours13 Months $14,963
2Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide $13,050$1,322750 Contact Hours8 Months $4,281
3Medical/Clinical Assistant $16,496$1,257948 Contact Hours10 Months $13,266
4Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer $19,690$1,1041132 Contact Hours11 Months $22,395
5Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder $11,570$1,729665 Contact Hours6 Months $14,921

Directory and Accreditation Information

Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies (referred to as VGI) is a Private, Less than 2 years school located in Weslaco, TX. The 2020 average tuition & fees at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies is $24,451 over career programs. The school has a total enrollment of 79 and student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1 (10.00%).

Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies is accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (10/24/2001 - Current).

345 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco, TX
956-973-1945

Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation

Total 79 students are attending at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies. There are 13 full-time faculty (instructional/teaching staffs) and 2 part-time faculty working for Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies. The students to faculty ratio is 10 to 1 (10.00%). The number of non-teaching staffs is 25 (full-time) and 3 (part-time).
The graduation rate at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies is 84% and the retention rate is 75% at the school.
VGI 2020 Key Statistics
Student Population79
Graduation Rate84%
Number of Faculty15
Student to Faculty Ratio10 to 1

2020 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs

The average undergraduate tuition & fees at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies is $24,451 for academic year 2019-2020. The amount is the average costs over all career programs and costs for some program may quietly differ from the average cost. Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies offers the alternative tuition plans.
88% of enrolled students have received grants and/or scholarships and the average amount of received financial aid is $6,180 (exclude student loans).
VGI 2020 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs
Tuition & Fees$24,451
Books & Supplies$2,003
Off-Campus Room & Board$13,338
Off-Campus Expenses$2,951
Average Financial Amount$6,180

Career Programs at VGI

Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies offers 5 career programs for 1 Year Certificate, 2 Years Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered program and online availability along with number of completers by certificate programs. Last year, 199 students have completed their career programs at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies.
Offered Career Programs at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
1 Year Certificate2097
2 Years Certificate30102
Total50199

Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies offers 5 programs through 1 Year Certificate, 2 Years Certificate The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 199 students have completed their studies.
  • 97 students have earned/completed 1 Year Certificate program.
  • 102 students have earned/completed 1-2 Years Certificate program.
1 Year Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 97 completers-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder24-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide73-
Total97
1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 102 completers-
Medical/Clinical Assistant22-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer22-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training58-
Total102

Student Population at VGI

For academic year 2019-2020, total 249 students enrolled into Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies. By gender, 34 male and 215 female students are attending Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies. Next table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies.
Student Population By Gender
Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies
TotalMaleFemale
Total24934215
Full-time24934215
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies.
There are 3 White (1.20%), 1 Black/African American (0.40%), 245 Hispanic (98.39%), and 245 students with other races.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies
TotalMaleFemale
Total24934215
American Indian/Native American000
Asian000
Black/African American101
Hispanic24533212
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White312
Two More000
Un-Known000
Non-resident Alien000

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