By Ryan Ronan
Ranger College Public Information Officer
RANGER (June 24, 2017) – With anticipation of an annexation election to bring Erath County into the Ranger College District, the Ranger College Board of Trustees will be holding a State required public hearing to discuss issues relating to the annexation election.
Ranger College came to Stephenville in 2010, since that time both the school and county have experienced record growth. Having spent the last seven years working separately, Ranger College would now like to work together with Stephenville and Erath County.
Ranger has been providing services to area high school students and local business since its arrival. Should Erath County decided to join the college’s district, those services would continue and be provided at a cheaper cost.
Tuition would be reduced from $93 per credit hour to $50.
Tuition rates for dual enrollment high school students would be reduced from $80 to $25 per credit hour, on top of the Pell Grants already available.
Currently, Ranger College provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in Workforce and Skills Development Grants to local employees and business, helping train workers either wanting to join the labor force or expand training to qualify for higher certification levels. Training programs provided by Ranger College include hazardous materials handling, OSHA, HVAC, nursing and cosmetology programs.
Erath County would also be eligible to elect members to the Ranger College Governing Board helping determine where resources and programs would be offered.
Funding for the expansion into Ranger College would be made possible by a property tax of $0.11 per $100 assessed property valuation.
Ranger College would like to invite you to find out more about all of the services and programs we provide and answer any questions you may have about the referendum at our Public Hearing to be held in the Lecture Room on the Ranger College campus located at 1835 W Lingleville Rd in Stephenville on Wednesday, June, 28 at 7 p.m.