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Vernon College

Vernon College is located at 4400 College Drive in Vernon, county of Wilbarger, in the U.S. state of Texas.

Location

Address
4400 College Dr.
City
Vernon
State
TX

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
3084
In State Tuition Fees
3900
Out State Tuition Fees
6000
Male Female Ratio
36:64
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
21:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Chaparrals
Colors
Green And Blue
Conference
Region 5

College History

History

The two-year Vernon Regional Junior College welcomed its first student body of 608 in 1972, and had a Board of Trustees of seven members. In 1970, the Wilbarger County voters had elected to establish the college. The 1973 100 acres (40.47 ha; 0.16 sq mi) campus was located at Texas State Highway 70 and US 287. Since its establishment, the college has undergone expansion that came to include a baseball team, Sheppard Learning Center; Department of Vocational Nursing, Wichita Falls; VRJC Technical Center, Wichita Falls; Career Development Center, Wichita Falls; Seymour Learning Center; Burkburnett Learning Center; Iowa Park Learning Center. In 2001, the college officially changed its name to Vernon College.The Red River Valley Museum is located on the main campus.

College Specialty

Specialty

VERNON COLLEGE MISSION The mission of Vernon College is teaching, learning, and leading. Vernon College is a comprehensive community college that integrates education with opportunity through our instructional programs and student support services by means of traditional and distance learning modes. Therefore, to fulfill its mission, the College will provide access, within its available resources, to: Career technical/workforce programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates; Career technical/workforce programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations; Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the new core and field of study curricula leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees; Ongoing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or personal enrichment; Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students; ; A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals; Career technical/workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs; Support services for educational programs and college-related activities; Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and Such other programs as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of postsecondary education in Texas.

Campus

Campus

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