Vernon College

Vernon, TX 76384
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Vernon College is located in Vernon, Texas. Vernon was established back in 1972 and was originally known as Vernon Regional Junior College before ultimately changing to its current name. Students have several associate’s degree and certificate options to pick from at Vernon. There are even many continuing education courses. Students will be able to transfer their college credits from Vernon over to four-year universities as well so it is a good option for those who wish to move on to pursue bachelor’s degrees. Vernon offers students many opportunities and even hosts the Red River Valley Museum on its main campus. Vernon college has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The Vernon College nursing program gives students the chance to become licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) or registered nurses (RNs). The school also offers an LVN-to-RN track for current LVNs who qualify. Students of this nursing program will be able to learn in a classroom environment while also enjoying many clinical experiences at local hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and various other healthcare facilities. The nursing programs at Vernon College are accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students3,005
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 17 72
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 15 100
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1974 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$100/credit
In State Students$145/credit
Out of State Students$250/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,500 $6,525 $11,250
ADN 70 $7,000 $10,150 $17,500
BSN 125 $12,500 $18,125 $31,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Vernon College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 59% $4,951
Other Federal Grant 7% $2,285
State Grant & Scholarships 35% $2,169
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 23% $3,771
Federal Student Loans 46% $4,950
Private Loans -- $4,500


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,733
$30,001 to $48,000$4,886
$48,001 to $75,000$8,286
$75,001 to $110,000$9,435
Over $110,000$10,697

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Vernon College
4400 College Dr.
Vernon, TX 76384

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