• 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 2,930 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,930 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,200
  • Out-state tuition: $6,300
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 248 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
Vernon College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
248 staff
266 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Vernon College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Vernon College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,930 students
4,799 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
898 students
1,339 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,032 students
3,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
237 students
335 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
898 students
1,339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
28 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,032 students
3,626 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
41 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
156 students
252 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
25%
47%
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% Black
8%
12%
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% White
59%
29%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.58
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.09%
2.75%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.73%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,900
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $4,737. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,300 is less than the state average of $6,891. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,200
$4,737
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,300
$6,891
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,710
$10,761
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Vernon College cost?

Vernon College's tuition is approximately $4,200 for In-State students and $6,300 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,930 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,200
  • Out-state tuition: $6,300
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,737 per year for in-state students and $6,891 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,983 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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