5 Easy Steps to Apply

Our students arrive with aspirations, and our professors help them turn those aspirations into reality. We specialize in equipping our graduates with the skills and training necessary to succeed immediately upon entering the workforce. We hope you apply to Ranger College, and we look forward to meeting you. Submit an application for admission here. Once your application is submitted, it may...
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Never Too Late: Get Back Into The Workforce – At Any Age!

The term “college student” typically conjures up images of 18-year-olds, but the facts about what’s “typical” today paint a different picture.  In fact, 37 percent of today’s college students are 25 or older, and 63 percent work while enrolled in college. The typical student is older and is juggling a full-time job and family responsibilities. Many are going to college part-time...

High-Demand Careers in a Year: Cosmetology. Hands-on & Cutting Edge Training

If you have creative juices that need expression, cosmetology is the career for you!  And the good news is the job outlook in the cosmetology industry is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is slightly faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The industry already employs almost a million professionals in beauty salons,...

High-Demand Careers in a Year: Welding. Let the Sparks Fly

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The median pay for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers: Start Wage: $15-22 an hour Average Class size: 15 students Class Schedules: Day Classes, Summer Courses, Evening Classes Instructors are American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspectors. Certified welders are in great demand.  Metal is what you see everywhere...

High Demand Careers in a Year: EMT save lives, every day

EMTs seem to be everywhere, from popular dramas to the local newscast, rescuing people from accidents or disasters. Real emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, can be found in hospitals, helicopters, ambulances and fire trucks. While they might have different responsibilities based on their education, they share the same goal: to help those in need. Graduates from Ranger’s EMT program can...

High Demand Careers in a Year: Soar High in Ranger’s New Drone Program

If you’ve ever dreamed of learning to fly a drone and becoming commercially certified, now is your chance. Drones, small unmanned aircraft systems, are a dynamic, emerging technology that is literally transforming industries and will have an economic impact of $100 billion over the next four years.  This course is a continuing education class, so no college credits will be received. However,...

High Demand Careers in a Year: Hit the road… with a job in the trucking industry

The trucking industry needs drivers. Whether you’re a young person just starting out or a mature adult looking for a career change, well-paying jobs are available as a trucker. The transportation industry has a wide variety of jobs for workers who hold commercial driver licenses (CDLs). Driving eighteen-wheelers across the continent is still an option, but many trucking jobs stay closer to...

Machining: Help Build Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

The machining technology program at Ranger College offers training for in-demand, advanced manufacturing jobs in areas such as machine tool technology and welding. Ranger also works with various local companies to create custom training courses for local manufacturers who are opening new facilities or expanding current capabilities. Ranger College offers the following programs in Machining: ...
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Nursing Programs Close to Home

Ranger College offers Vocational Nursing, Bridge and Registered Nurse Programs. Our nursing programs are offered in Early Center. VN and RN programs start in the fall semester and Bridge program in the winter. Ranger College, in cooperation with area clinical partners, continue their partnership to train nursing students. Ranger College had 17 VN and 49 ADN graduates in 2019. Vocational...
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We Help Students Succeed: Student Support Services

Ranger College cares about students’ success and offers the TRiO Student Support Services Program. It is a federally funded program designed to help students be successful in their educational career. At Ranger College, the TRiO Student Support Services Program is all about the STUDENT! First-generation college students, low income students, and students with a disability are eligible for the...

$$ and Sense: 2020 average cost after financial aid

Which college is right for you? Much like buying a car, it helps to shop around before committing to years of payments. A quality education doesn't have to mean higher costs. Compare the cost of attending various institutions to choose the one right for you. Abilene Christian University  $27,175 McMurry University                $22,991 Howard Payne University    ...
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Transfer is the Answer

Transfer is the Answer Starting at Ranger College and then transferring to a four-year institution is a common strategy for students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree. Ranger College is a nationally accredited college, so the Associate Degrees meet the requirements for transfer to most four-year universities. This means that completing the degree will satisfy most, if not all, general...
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The Case for Dual Credit

“Any chance you get, take it! We saved $100,000.” This is the advice of Jennifer Walzel, a busy working mom of five children who worried about how to cut the cost of her children’s college educations. With the rising burden of student debt in the headlines, she found the answer in dual credit. Three of her children went on to participate in the Ranger College Dual Credit Program, and they...

Athletics

Ranger College offer the following athletic programs: Basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, rodeo, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball. The Ranger College basketball teams have gained regional and national prominence in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Over the past few years Ranger College is not only successful in basketball but many other...
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Scholarships

Ranger College offers a variety scholarships to ensure affordable education for our students: Promis Scholarship The Ranger College Promise Scholarship is available to graduates of current dual credit partner school districts and homeschools as a benefit of partnership with Ranger College. Tier 1 is worth up to $2000 for Fall and Spring semesters for a maximum of 4 concurrent semesters ...
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Financial Aid: Your Step-by-Step Guide

The cost of tuition should not stand in the way of getting a college education. At Ranger College, more than half of all students receive some financial aid and/or scholarships, and the college’s Office of Financial Aid will help walk you through the application process.  Step 1 File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants should apply at least 10 weeks before the first...
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Who Says You Can’t Be in Two Places at Once?

Dual Enrollment at Ranger College allows high school students to earn up to two years of college credit, or an associate degree or occupational training certificate, while completing their high school education. The three-year program encompasses grades 11 through 13. Ranger College dual credit helped to save a family almost $100,000. Contact Ranger College representative  at (254)...