January 21, 2016 | SharkAdmin In case you missed the news, Northwest Vista College made the Best Colleges in Texas list for 2015 on the BestColleges.com website. NVC is ranked No. 2 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 39 percent from 2013-2014 to 2014-2015 academic year. “Northwest Vista 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.