• 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 2,188 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,188 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,600
  • Out-state tuition: $4,710
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 186 teachers has grown by 144% over five years.
Ranger College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
186 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Ranger College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Ranger College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,188 students
4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
820 students
1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,368 students
3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
388 students
251 students
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% Asian
n/a
5%
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% Hispanic
27%
47%
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% Black
4%
12%
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% White
62%
29%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.54
0.68
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College Completion Rate
23%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,400
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,600 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,710 is less than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,600
$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,710
$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,443
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,188 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,600
  • Out-state tuition: $4,710
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,287 per year for in-state students and $6,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,663 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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