Ranger College: Narrative Description

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College Circle
Ranger, TX 76470
Tel: (254)647-3234; Admissions: (254)647-3234; Web Site: http://www.ranger.cc.tx.us/

Description: State-related, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 100-acre rural campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Total enrollment: 843. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top half. Students come from 7 states and territories, 4 other countries, 45% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission. Placement: SAT I and SAT II or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment: Choral group, marching band. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. Golemon Library with 24,211 books and 133 serials. 42 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 3,094. Ranger's name was derived from a camp of Texas Rangers, organized near here to protect settlers from marauding Indians. In 1917, oil was discovered and the community expanded. Today, there are several churches representing the major denominations. The community is reached by railroad and inter-state highway. Local recreation includes fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, a municipally owned swimming pool, hunting for deer, duck, dove, squirrel, and rabbit. Part-time employment is limited.