Vernon College

4400 College Dr.
Vernon, TX 76384-4092
Tel: (940)552-6291
2,989 students
Public institution
  • 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 2,989 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
Vernon College is the only community colleges within Wilbarger County, TX.
The nearest community college is Western Oklahoma State College (35.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 114 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
College Vernon College (TX) 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
Total Faculty 114 staff 65 staff
Vernon College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,989 has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,989 students 1,394 students
Vernon College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 34:1
Vernon College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,074 students 932 students
Vernon College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,915 students 2,653 students
Vernon College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Vernon College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 152 241
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Vernon College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Vernon College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Vernon College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Vernon College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Vernon College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Vernon College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.50 0.69
Vernon College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,140 is more than the state average of $3,168. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,240 is more than the state average of $4,242. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,140 $3,168
Vernon College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,240 $4,242
Vernon College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88% 85%
Vernon College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,168 per year for in-state students and $4,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,322 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a 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. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.