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NVC Earns “Best…

NVC Earns “Best Colleges in Texas” Ranking
One of the Best Colleges in Texas

NVC Earns “Best Colleges in Texas” Ranking

Northwest Vista College Earns “2016 Best Colleges in Texas” Ranking

College Recognized for the Second Year in a Row


San Antonio, Texas – Northwest Vista College made the Best Colleges in Texas list for 2015 on the website . Northwest Vista College is ranked number two in Texas among community colleges for key performance indicators like acceptance, retention, graduation, enrollment rates and loan default percentages as a measure of graduates’ success. The school ranking is based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics .

Northwest Vista College has seen a 5.44 percent enrollment growth from fall 2014 to fall 2015. More than 17,000 students attend the college pursuing associate degrees, certificates and transfer credit. The number of degrees and certificates awarded has skyrocketed by more than 74 percent from 2013 to 2015 academic year.  The college's four-year graduation rate for the 2011 first-time-in-college student group was 27.6 percent, which is the best in the state for 2015 among very large community colleges. Northwest Vista College also has a 29.3 percent six-year transfer rate, well above the above the 22.6 percent for Texas very large community colleges. 

"Northwest Vista College is committed to student success and retention, and we are thrilled that outside entities are recognizing the good work of our faculty and staff ,” said NVC President Ric Baser, Ed.D.

Northwest Vista College (NVC) is celebrating 21 years of creating opportunities for success. Northwest Vista College opened in 1995 with 12 students in the Westover Hills area of San Antonio. Current enrollment exceeds 17,000 students pursuing associate degrees, certificates and marketable skills achievement awards. To learn more, visit Northwest Vista College .