Vernon College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,000

5.26% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,818

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.2%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,005

35.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

22.4%

76 Graduates

About

Vernon College is a higher education institution located in Wilbarger County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Vernon College were .

In 2017, 808 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Vernon College. 66% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (525 degrees), 3.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (152 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Vernon College is $3,000, which is $-4,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Vernon College is $3,000, which is $-4,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,818.

In 2017, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Vernon College was $3,000. The cost of tuition at Vernon College is $-4,414 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,818

2017 Value

7.17%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Vernon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,818. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Vernon College grew by 7.17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,486

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Vernon College was of $5,486 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Vernon College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.95% with respect to 2016, when 76% 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.

18.2%

2016 Default Rate

143

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Vernon College was 18.2%, which represents 143 out of the 785 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 has a total enrollment of 3,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Vernon College is 1,059 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,946. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at Vernon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Vernon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.5% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.92% Black or African American, 3.16% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 0.732% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0666% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Vernon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Vernon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Vernon College is 1,059 and the part-time enrollment is 1,946. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at Vernon College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

2017 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 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Vernon College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,847

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    719

  3. Black or African American

    238

The enrolled student population at Vernon College is 61.5% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.92% Black or African American, 3.16% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 0.732% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0666% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 258 more women than men received degrees from Vernon College. The majority of degree recipients at Vernon College are white (525 degrees awarded). There were 3.45 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (152 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Vernon College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (392 degrees awarded), Precision Production (37 degrees), and Agriculture (13 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,304,522 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (143,717 people), Medical & health services managers (139,861 people), Pharmacists (131,416 people), and Other managers (124,887 people).

The most specialized majors at Vernon College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (392 degrees awarded), Precision Production (37 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), and Health (254 degrees).

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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 Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Vernon College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (392 degrees awarded), Precision Production (37 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), and Health (254 degrees).

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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 (1,444,798 people), Elementary & secondary schools (342,158 people), Outpatient care centers (203,124 people), Offices of physicians (194,114 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (189,938 people).

The most specialized majors at Vernon College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (392 degrees awarded), Precision Production (37 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), and Health (254 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Vernon College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 275

  2. 533

In 2017, 275 degrees were awarded to men at Vernon College, which is 0.516 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (533).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Vernon College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.412 times less than the 194 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 194 degrees were awarded to women at Vernon College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.42 times more than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Vernon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Vernon College is Male and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.32% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    525 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    152 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Vernon College is white (525 degrees awarded). There were 3.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (152 degrees).

0.743% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    341 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    184 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Vernon College is white female (341 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (184 degrees).

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Operations

Vernon College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.64M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $29.9k (0.451%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Vernon College had a total salary expenditure of $23.2M. Vernon College employs 86 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Vernon College are Female No academic ranks (53), Male No academic ranks(33), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vernon College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Service, with 29 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.64M

2017 Endowment

8.58%

growth from 2016

Vernon College has an endowment valued at about $6.64M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Vernon College grew 8.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.98M higher 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. $855k - Federal

  2. $425k - State

  3. $888k - Local

As of 2017, Vernon College received $855k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $425k from state grants and contracts, and $888k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.9M

2017 Salaries

0.289%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Vernon College paid a median of $10.9M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($23.2M) and a 0.289% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.93% decline from 2015 and a 2.86% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.57M

Instructional Salaries

86

Number of Employees

In 2017, Vernon College paid a total of $4.57M to 86 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

86 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Vernon College were No academic rank with 86 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Vernon College were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; Service with 29 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Vernon College was Female No academic rank with 53 employees, Male No academic rank with 33 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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