Vernon College

  • 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 35:1.
  • 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 to Vernon College is Western Oklahoma State College (35.2 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Vernon College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty114 staff76 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 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Vernon College 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 Enrollment2,989 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,074 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students1,915 students2,866 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-252
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
16%
37%
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% Black
11%
13%
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% White
68%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.500.69
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College Completion Rate
30%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,900$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,200 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,300 is more than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,200$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,300$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,248$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or 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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