Ranger College

  • 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 35:1.
  • 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 to Ranger College is Cisco College (18.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ranger College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty57 staff76 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Ranger College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Ranger College 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 Enrollment2,031 students3,921 students
Student:Teacher Ratio36:135:1
# Full-Time Students1,086 students1,055 students
# Part-Time Students945 students2,866 students
% Asian
-
4%
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% Hispanic
22%
37%
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% Black
4%
13%
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% White
71%
39%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
Diversity Score0.450.69
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College Completion Rate
19%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,400$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,600 is less than the state average of $4,026. 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 $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,600$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,710$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Ranger College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,015
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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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Ranger College is Cisco College (18.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,608 students | 18.10 Mi101 College Heights
    Cisco TX  76437
    (254)442-5000
    18.103,608
  • 5,718 students | 55.40 Mi225 College Park Drive
    Weatherford TX  76086
    (800)287-5471
    55.405,718
  • n/a students | 79.10 Mi3020 Lubbock
    Fort Worth TX  76109
    (817)923-8459
    79.10n/a
  • 50,595 students | 81.40 Mi1500 Houston St
    Fort Worth TX  76102
    (817)515-8223
    81.4050,595
  • Kaplan College-Fort Worth
    Private, for profit
    284 students | 83.60 Mi2001 Beach Street, Suite 201
    Fort Worth TX  76103
    (817)413-2000
    83.60284
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