Ranger College

1100 College Circle
Ranger, TX 76470
Tel: (254)647-3234
  • 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 2,031 students (53% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Ranger College is one of 2 community colleges within Eastland County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Cisco College (18.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Ranger College (TX) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 57 staff 65 staff
Ranger College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,031 has grown by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,031 students 3,585 students
Ranger College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1 34:1
Ranger College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,086 students 932 students
Ranger College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 945 students 2,653 students
Ranger College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Ranger College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
388 252
Ranger College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
-
4%
Ranger College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
22%
37%
Ranger College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
4%
13%
Ranger College Black (2007-2016)
% White
71%
39%
Ranger College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Ranger College Non Resident (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Ranger College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.45 0.69
Ranger College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
19%
-
Ranger College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,400 -
Ranger College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,600 is less than the state average of $4,255. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,710 is less than the state average of $6,425. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,600 $4,255
Ranger College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,710 $6,425
Ranger College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92% 84%
Ranger College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 -
Ranger College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 -
Ranger College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,255 per year for in-state students and $6,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,508 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.