The Vernon College Key Performance Indicators of Accountability are indicators of institutional effectiveness identified by the College Effectiveness Committee to monitor the progress and achievement of Vernon College goals, initiatives and objectives.
Benchmarks are used to measure performance using specific indicators. The process of benchmarking helps to identify areas for needed improvement as well as best practices which will allow Vernon College components to prioritize when developing plans for making improvements or adapting best practices to increase some aspect of performance.
Budget Revenue and Expenditure for the academic year and previous years comparison.
Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) benchmarks compare Vernon College to the Texas Small College Consortium.
Continuing Education contract training courses for business and industry as well as funded contact hours.
Course Completion Success reviews Fall and Spring total course enrollments, total unduplicated students, courses completed with an "A, B, C or P" and the percent of course completion. The Career and Technical programs placement rate is also a part of this KPIA.
Enrollment includes credit, funded non-credit, dual credit and non-funded non-credit students.
Financial Aid reports total aid awarded and disbursed including Pell Grants, student loans and scholarships.
FTE Student / FTE Faculty is a ratio of faculty as reported on the THECB CBM 008 and all undergraduate full time student equivalents calculated on 15 semester credit hours.
Graduation, Persistence and Retention compares cohort years of Vernon College first time/full time students with Texas Small Community Colleges and all Texas Community Colleges.
Licensure/Certification is the average rate for all Vernon College programs as compared to Texas Small Community Colleges and all Texas Community Colleges.
Milestones/Success Points are under development by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to measure and award points for the performance of institutions' efforts to increase the rate of student progression and achievement. A Primer on Success Points provides the most current information regarding the process.
Percent of Contact Hours Taught illustrates the contact hours taught in Fall semesters by full-time and part-time faculty.
Placement and Completion highlights the Career and Technical programs placement rate over a three year period.
Service Area High School Students who go to College includes total high school graduates from the Vernon College service area, the number who attended college, and of those attending college - the number who chose Vernon College in the Fall semester following graduation.
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) benchmarks compare Vernon College to national participating community colleges with less than 4500 students.
Transfer is a comparison of Vernon College, Texas Small Community Colleges and all Texas Community Colleges first time students who complete an award at the two-year institution or transfer to a four-year institution.