Welcome to one of the fastest-growing two-year colleges in the nation. Our location might be rural, but our campus community is international, with students from Australia, Russia, England, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and of course the great state of Texas.
In 2011, Community College Week reported that Ranger College was the fifth fastest-growing two-year college in the nation. We offer dual-credit college classes to students in over 40 different high schools in our region. Our main campus is located in Ranger, with bustling satellite campuses in Brown County and Erath County. Ranger College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Ranger College’s main campus occupies a 50-acre campus within the city limits of Ranger, an Eastland County community of approximately 2500 people, located on Interstate 20 between Fort Worth and Abilene. The beautifully wooded, rolling hills and many lakes provide ample opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation, while the City of Ranger boasts an excellent school system and several active churches.
One of the oldest continuously operating public two-year colleges in the state of Texas, Ranger opened its doors on the third floor of Ranger High School in August, 1925, with 30 students enrolled. Much has taken place since that austere beginning. Today the campus in Ranger serves several counties in north central Texas and awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Students on campus may live in the college’s dormitories and enjoy the college dining facilities or live at home and commute.
In addition to the Ranger facility, the college provides comprehensive course offerings in Brown County in Early and in Erath County in Stephenville. Ranger also has available cosmetology programs in Brownwood and Stephenville. Comprehensive Vocational Nursing programs are offered in Brown County and at our center in Stephenville. The college operates a commercial truck driving program.
Ranger College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years throughout the district. Especially notable has been the rapid increase in dual enrollment at the 40+ Independent School Districts served by the institution. In spite of all the growth and development, Ranger College maintains one of the lowest tuition and fee costs in Texas.
Accreditation: Ranger College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates and associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Ranger College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).