Tarleton State University

A K-12 educational system that creates more championships on the field, more opportunities in life

Stephenville ISD

Perhaps it’s no surprise that the athletic teams of the Cowboy Capital play hard, and that Stephenville has turned out an impressive number of state championships, along with model extra-curricular achievements that have earned the Stephenville Independent School District multiple top five ratings in the UIL Lone Star Cup.

What’s also good to know: As a newly designated District of Innovation, the Stephenville ISD will be uniquely positioned to deliver a challenging curriculum aligned with the demands of the 21st century global marketplace in tune with evolving technology. Stephenville students—and the Stephenville workforce—are big winners here.

More college opportunities -- closer to home

For students just starting off (and for life-long learning), Stephenville is the place to put down roots and obtain knowledge that can help you flourish, including a major comprehensive institution of higher learning as well as a community college geared for unique skill development.


Tarleton State University is known for its hands-on, practical approach to education, with a focus on preparing students for careers in their chosen fields. The university has a strong commitment to student success, offering a range of support services and opportunities for hands-on learning experiences. Their athletic programs have achieved great success and their recent move to NCAA Division 1 has resulted in a recent first appearance on the national post-season stage.

The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs across various fields of study. 

  1. Agriculture and Environmental Sciences:

    • Agribusiness

    • Animal Science

    • Environmental Science

    • Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences

  2. Business:

    • Accounting

    • Business Administration

    • Computer Information Systems

    • Finance

    • Marketing

  3. Education:

    • Curriculum and Instruction

    • Educational Leadership

    • Elementary Education

    • Secondary Education

    • Special Education

  4. Engineering and Engineering Technology:

    • Civil Engineering

    • Electrical Engineering

    • Environmental Engineering

    • Industrial and Systems Engineering

    • Mechanical Engineering Technology

  5. Fine Arts:

    • Art

    • Music

    • Theatre

  6. Health Sciences and Human Services:

    • Athletic Training

    • Criminal Justice

    • Kinesiology

    • Nursing

    • Social Work

  7. Liberal and Fine Arts:

    • Communication Studies

    • English

    • History

    • Philosophy

    • Psychology

  8. Science and Mathematics:

    • Biology

    • Chemistry

    • Mathematics

    • Physics

    • Geoscience

Tarleton State University also offers online degree programs, including bachelor's and master's degrees, in fields such as business, education, and criminal justice. Additionally, the university has multiple certificate programs and continuing education options available for those looking to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Ranger College

Ranger College is a public community college here in Stephenville. The college was established in 1926 in Ranger, Texas, and opened its branch campus 42 miles to the southeast in Stephenville in 2016. The Stephenville campus is situated on 30 acres of land and offers a range of degree and certificate programs in various fields.

Some of the degree programs offered at Ranger College Stephenville include:

  • Associate of Arts (AA)

  • Associate of Science (AS)

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Certificate programs in fields such as welding, nursing, and emergency medical services

  • Ranger College Stephenville also offers courses in workforce training and continuing education for professionals seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge.

The campus features state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, computer labs, science labs, and a nursing simulation lab. Ranger College Stephenville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and offers a variety of student services, such as academic advising, tutoring, and career counseling.

Overall, Ranger College Stephenville is a comprehensive community college that offers a range of educational and vocational programs designed to help students achieve their academic and career goals.