Ranger College

1100 College Circle
Ranger, TX 76470
Tel: (254)647-3234
1,893 students
Public institution
Ranger College, a public two-year college serving a five-county area in North Central Texas, extends educational opportunities to all students seeking the academic, vocational, technical, or developmental program offered. The open admission policy makes the programs of the college available to all students who wish to further their education in a small college setting.
School Highlights:
Ranger College serves 1,893 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Ranger College is one of 2 community colleges within Eastland County, TX.
The nearest community college is Cisco College (18.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Ranger College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 56 staff
59 staff
Ranger College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,893 teachers has grown by 132% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,893 students
1,282 students
Ranger College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Ranger College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
982 students
810 students
Ranger College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 911 students
1,017 students
Ranger College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Ranger College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Ranger College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Ranger College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Ranger College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Ranger College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Ranger College White (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Ranger College non_resident (2008-2013)
Ranger College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.43 0.53
Ranger College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,870 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 56% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,830 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 70% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,870 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,830 $10,294
Ranger College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 409 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Ranger College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Ranger College is one of the oldest public two-year colleges in continuous operation in the state of Texas. Its history actually predates the legislation authorizing and establishing junior colleges in the state. In August 1925, the Board of Education of the Ranger Public Schools voted to proceed with plans for establishment of a junior college. On September 13, 1926, the College opened with thirty students enrolled. The College operated under the supervision of a college council composed of three members of the Board of Education and nine other Ranger citizens. The College was recognized by the State Department of Education on March 23, 1927. The first state statute authorizing the establishment of a junior college was passed by the 41st Texas Legislature in 1929. Ranger College occupies a 50-acre campus within the city limits of Ranger, an Eastland County community of approximately 3,000 people located just north of Interstate 20 between Fort Worth and Abilene. The beautifully wooded rolling hills and several lakes provide ample opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation, while the City of Ranger has excellent schools and churches and a congenial, supportive citizenry. Its proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is another advantage. College classes are also offered at numerous off-campus locations in neighboring cities. In Brown County, a Vocational Nursing Program is offered in Early and a Cosmetology Program is offered in Brownwood, the county seat. Continuing Education and a limited number of academic courses are offered in Early and in Stephenville, the home of Tarleton State University. These programs have an annual enrollment in excess of 125 students. A program in academic studies is offered at the Comanche Center in Comanche, the county seat of Comanche County where annual enrollments average about 400 students. Comanche, located 25 miles from Brownwood, is a thriving city of 4,000 population with an economy based on food processing, livestock feed processing, agriculture, and a lively trade in both peanuts and pecans. Ranger College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Certificates and Associate Degrees.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Cisco Cisco College
    101 College Heights
    Cisco, TX 76437
    18.1  Mi  |  3583  students
  • Weatherford Weatherford College
    225 College Park Drive
    Weatherford, TX 76086
    55.4  Mi  |  5718  students
  • Fort Worth The College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More
    3020 Lubbock
    Fort Worth, TX 76109
    79.1  Mi  |  0  students
  • Fort Worth Tarrant County College District
    1500 Houston St
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
    81.4  Mi  |  50981  students
  • Fort Worth Kaplan College-Fort Worth
    Private for-profit
    2001 Beach Street Suite 201
    Fort Worth, TX 76103
    83.6  Mi  |  239  students
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,538 per year for in-state students and $5,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,720 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.