Northwest Vista College among Top Community Colleges Nominated for Aspen Prize

A Message From Northwest Vista College President

Northwest Vista College was chosen to be eligible for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the country’s signature recognition of top achievement and performance in learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings as well as high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.

NVC was selected as one of the top 150 community colleges from a group of nearly 1,000 nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize. In Texas, Northwest Vista College was one of 15 community colleges honored along with three other institutions in the Alamo Colleges District ­- St. Philip’s College, Palo Alto College and San Antonio College.

The next round of competition includes submitting an application, which will be evaluated through an arduous assessment for a spot on the top ten Aspen Prize finalists list in 2018. The grand prize winner will be announced in spring 2019.

The Aspen Prize is a major recognition in higher education and validates the significant progress faculty and staff have made in improving student success. To be among the top 150 community colleges in the nation eligible for this award speaks to our employees’ commitment to excellence in creating opportunities for success for NVC students and their families.








Dr. Ric Baser,
NVC President