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In the Spotlight

NOVA #1 for Associate Degrees

July 24, 2012


Everyone at NOVA has new bragging rights. Our students earn more associate degrees than students at any other two-year institution and our graduation rate has increased substantially.

According to a new report by Community College Week, NOVA awarded 4,695 associate degrees during the 2010-11 academic year, nearly 22 percent more than the previous year. Houston Community College was a distant second with 3,606 associate degrees awarded.

The report also compared the number of associate degrees awarded by discipline and NOVA came out on top in two categories: “Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services” and “Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.”

In addition, NOVA ranked first for the number of Asian-Americans who earned associate degrees with 758 graduates, 5 percent more than the previous year.

The full report, “Top 100 Associate Degree Producers 2012,” is available at

Congratulations to our students and the faculty and staff who helped them achieve their goals.