Vernon College

Vernon College

The Wilbarger County Junior College District was established on January 20, 1970. Classes began in 1972 on the campus of Vernon Regional Junior College. This junior college went through many changes and finally became Vernon College on May 23, 2001. It is located in Vernon, Texas, United States. Vernon College currently enrolls more than 2,000 students.

In addition to the main campus, Vernon College also offers classes at the Sheppard Learning Center, Century City Center, and Skills Training Center in Wichita Falls.

Vernon College offers students a wide range of degree programs including associate and baccalaureate degrees in arts and sciences, technology, and nursing. The institue also offers online courses and continuing education program.

The athletics department of Vernon College fields teams in baseball, rodeo, softball, and volleyball. The teams are known as the Chaparrals.

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Vernon College
4400 College Dr
Vernon , TX 76384-4092
General Phone: (940) 552-6291

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Vernon College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine177EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts132language translation, liberal arts and sciences
Beauty and Cosmetology28cosmetology
Engineering Technician25electronics tech, HVAC tech, drafting
Production Trades24machinist, welding
Medical Support and Technology20pharmacy tech, surgical tech
Medical Administration12medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary
Business and Management6business
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Office and Administration4office data entry, general office occupations
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Family and Social Work4child development, child care management, child care provider
Mechanics and Repair2electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Agricultural Science and Management1farm management

Number of programs and degrees for Vernon College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years26626
Associate's degree17817

Vernon College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Vernon College had a total enrollment of 2,808 students (1,999 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 9%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 21%
18-19 24%
20-21 13%
22-24 10%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Vernon College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 55 %

Vernon College Room and Board (2007)

Vernon College offers campus housing for 150 of its 1,999 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Vernon, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Vernon College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,925
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,260
Room and board $ 4,289
Room charge $ 1,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,270
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,951

Financial Aid:
Vernon College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1006000)

Vernon College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3143

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year11$52,62817$51,882
All faculty totalcalendar year11$52,62817$51,882

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year20$41,12726$41,910
All faculty totalacademic year20$41,12726$41,910

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Vernon College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports144357

Vernon College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development

Liberal Arts
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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What Sets Vernon College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 12%Vernon College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 13%Vernon College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 14%Vernon College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Vernon College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% students on athletic fin. aid
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Vernon College % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Vernon College % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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