Vernon College

4400 College Dr., Vernon
TX, 76384-4092
Tel: (940)552-6291
3,118 students
Public institution

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Vernon College is responsive to the needs and aspirations of the community it serves. This responsiveness is demonstrated by the College's commitment to accessibility, affordability, comprehensiveness, flexibility, high quality, and accountability in the programs and services it offers.
School Highlights:
Vernon College serves 3,118 students (30% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Vernon College is the only community colleges within Wilbarger County, TX.
The nearest community college is Western Oklahoma State College (35.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Vernon College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,118 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,118 students
1,287 students
Vernon College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
949 students
832 students
Vernon College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,169 students
1,021 students
Vernon College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Vernon College sch enrollment Vernon College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Vernon College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
16%
7%
Vernon College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
9%
12%
Vernon College Black (2006-2012)
% White
71%
66%
Vernon College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Vernon College More (2010-2012)
Vernon College sch ethnicity Vernon College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.46 0.45
Vernon College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,140 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,240 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,140 $5,845
Vernon College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,240 $10,047
Vernon College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Since 1972, Vernon College has prepared students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; educated students for careers in a variety of allied health and technical fields; provided customized training to business and industry; offered personal enrichment courses to students of all ages; and presented drama, music and athletic programs of interest to the entire community. Wilbarger County Junior College District was created by a majority of the electorate of Wilbarger County on January 20, 1970. On April 9, 1970, the Board of Trustees elected Dr. David L. Norton as the first college president. Campus construction was begun in May, 1971, including an Academic Science Center, Administration-Fine Arts Center, Applied Arts Center, Library, and Student Center. On September 5, 1972 classes met for the first time on the VRJC campus with a total of 608 students. On May 23, 2001, the Vernon Regional Junior College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change the name of the institution to Vernon College. Vernon College (VC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.

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