Vernon College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,440
2022 Average Net Price
$7,133
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.08%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,249
27.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
19.5%
56 Graduates

About

Vernon College is a higher education institution located in Wilbarger County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Vernon College were General Studies (176 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (68 degrees), and Surgical Technologist (13 degrees).

In 2022, 504 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Vernon College. 72.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (285 degrees), 2.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (134 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Vernon College is $1,440, which is $−6,672 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Vernon College is $1,440, which is $−6,672 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,133.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Vernon College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,440
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Vernon College was $1,440. The cost of tuition at Vernon College is $−6,672 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,133
2022 Value
6.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Vernon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,133. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Vernon College grew by 6.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,492
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Vernon College was of $5,492 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.73% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Vernon College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 13.6% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.08%
2019 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Vernon College was 4.08%, which represents 33 out of the 809 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Vernon College had a total enrollment of 2,249 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Vernon College is 625 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,624. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Vernon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Vernon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.4% White, 28.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.58% Black or African American, 4.49% Two or More Races, 2.53% Asian, 0.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0889% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Vernon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.6%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Vernon College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,249 students. The full-time enrollment at Vernon College is 625 and the part-time enrollment is 1,624. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Vernon College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

37%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Vernon College was 37%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Vernon College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,223 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    642 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    148 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Vernon College is 54.4% White, 28.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.58% Black or African American, 4.49% Two or More Races, 2.53% Asian, 0.8% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0889% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 52 students (2.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 224 more women than men received degrees from Vernon College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Vernon College is white (285 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (134 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Vernon College is General Studies (176 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (68 degrees) and Surgical Technologist (13 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Vernon College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (234 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), and Precision Production (11 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vernon College are Registered nurses (1,403,796 people), Medical & health services managers (156,326 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,529 people), Pharmacists (135,090 people), and Other managers (124,687 people).

The most specialized majors at Vernon College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (234 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), Precision Production (11 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), and Health (168 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vernon College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Vernon College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (234 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), Precision Production (11 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), and Health (168 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Vernon College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,513,693 people), Elementary & secondary schools (333,252 people), Outpatient care centers (247,986 people), Offices of physicians (209,562 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (172,350 people).

The most specialized majors at Vernon College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (234 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), Precision Production (11 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (27 degrees), and Health (168 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Vernon College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 176 degrees awarded
  2. 68 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Vernon College was General Studies with 176 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

140
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
364
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 140 degrees were awarded to men at Vernon College, which is 0.385 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (364).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Vernon College in General Studies, which is 0.354 times less than the 130 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Vernon College in General Studies, which is 2.83 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from Vernon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Vernon College is Male and Asian (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    285 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    134 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Vernon College is white (285 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (134 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    207 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    96 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Vernon College is white female (207 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (96 degrees).

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Operations

Vernon College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.18M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 246k (4.75%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Vernon College had a total salary expenditure of 27.8M. Vernon College employs 77 No academic ranks. Most academics at Vernon College are Female No academic rank (46), and Male No academic rank (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vernon College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, Service, with 29 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

Endowment

$5.18M
2022 Endowment
31.7%
decline from 2021

Vernon College has an endowment valued at about $5.18M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Vernon College declined 31.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.9k lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.12M - Federal
  2. $693k - State
  3. $1.21M - Local

As of 2022, Vernon College received $6.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $693k from state grants and contracts, and $1.21M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.9M
2022 Salaries
3.31%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Vernon College paid a median of $10.9M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($27.8M) and a 3.31% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.41M
Instructional Salaries
77
Number of Employees

In 2022, Vernon College paid a total of $4.41M to 77 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
77 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Vernon College was No academic rank with 77 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vernon College were Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees, Service with 29 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Vernon College was Female No academic rank with 46 employees, and Male No academic rank with 31 employees.

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