Vernon College (VRJC)

4400 College Dr., Vernon, TX

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About
Vernon College, located in Vernon, Texas, is a public, two year institution, founded in 1972 through the passing of a vote in 1970 by residents of Wilbarger County. The school has expanded steadily since its founding, adding additional programs, facilities and athletics. Additionally, the school maintains the Red River Valley Museum which offers exhibits and information on local history dating as far back as the prehistoric age. Originally known as Vernon Regional Junior College, the school changed its name in 2001, to better reflect the school expanded role in the community.

Academics
Vernon College offers a number of programs that allow students to pursue academic transfer or receive a career oriented education for the purposes of employment. Academic transfer provides students with a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying to a four year institution to continue that education and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs provide students with the skills and education necessary to enter the workforce in a given industry or field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Vernon College is an open enrollment institution, and as such allows any student interested in enrollment to do so through the submission of an application, payment of fees, and providing of previous transcripts and test scores. Students are encouraged to participate in orientation and to meet with a counselor prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships, which are awarded based on need as determined by the applicants Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $10 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,600-$3,100
    • Out-of-State: $5,900-$7,128
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $86-$100 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $200-$240 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships75%$6,407
Receiving Student Loans40%$4,936

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 17%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Vernon College may offer student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for VRJC, versus those community colleges in Texas, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 VRJCWilbarger CountyTexas
Graduation Rate33.0%-15.5%
Transfer-out Rate31.9%-24.7%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Vernon College.

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