2 San Antonio community colleges make list for best in Texas

View Niche’s list of best community colleges in the San Antonio-area

Northwest Vista College using pop up outdoor classrooms to help keep students safe
Northwest Vista College using pop up outdoor classrooms to help keep students safe

San Antonio – Two community colleges in the San Antonio area were recognized recently as some of the best in Texas by Niche, a company that gathers and analyzes data, reviews and surveys to come up with rankings.

Northwest Vista College and Palo Alto College made the top ten list for best community colleges in Texas at No. 2 and No. 6 respectively.

According to Niche’s website, the rankings were determined by factors like academics, value, professors, and diversity.

The academics accounted for 40% of the overall score and includes acceptance rate, quality of professors and student and alumni surveys.

Value accounted for 27.5% of the overall score and incorporated statistics like loan amounts, alumni earnings and student surveys.

Palo Alto College also recently made headlines as one of the San Antonio organizations gifted a large sum of money from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

For the full list of best community colleges in Texas, based on Niche rankings, click here.

Niche also ranked community colleges in the San Antonio-area. View that list below:

  1. Northwest Vista College
  2. Palo Alto College
  3. St. Phillip’s College
  4. San Antonio College
  5. Northwest Lakeview College

Niche isn’t the only organization that ranks schools. View the list below to see other articles about top-rated San Antonio schools:


About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.