Kilgore College

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Kilgore College
Kilgore College sign IMG 5901.JPG
Type Community college
Established 1935
Endowment $2.4 million[1]
President Dr. Brenda Kays
Administrative staff
Students 5117 credit hour; 3715 non-credit
Location 1100 Broadway Boulevard
32°22′37″N 94°52′21″W / 32.377056°N 94.872600°W / 32.377056; -94.872600Coordinates: 32°22′37″N 94°52′21″W / 32.377056°N 94.872600°W / 32.377056; -94.872600
Colors Blue and Gray
Nickname Rangers
Affiliations Southwest Junior College Football Conference (SWJCFC)
Old Main at Kilgore College

Kilgore College (KC) is a community college located in Kilgore in Gregg County in east Texas. It has an annual enrollment in excess of 5,000 students.

The school was established in 1935 at the height of the East Texas oil boom. As such, it is home to the East Texas Oil Museum which houses a large collection of memorabilia documenting this period of Texas history.

It is noted for the Kilgore College Rangerettes, the first precision dance team in the world, created in 1940 by Gussie Nell Davis. The Rangerettes have performed internationally, including annually at the pregame and half-time of the Cotton Bowl Classic, several Dallas Cowboys games, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more than a few U.S. Presidential inaugurations.

Kilgore College has one of the lowest costs per credit hour of any college or university in Texas.[2][3] In addition to academics, Kilgore College programs include various musical ensembles, The Flare newspaper, and athletic programs. Kilgore College is also known for their athletic programs. The football team has more wins than any other NJCAA team in Texas.[citation needed]

The college has an exceptional band, the Kilgore College Ranger Band, which numbers between 100 and 125 members each year.

College service area[edit]

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of KC includes territory within the following school districts:[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Kilgore College gallery[edit]


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ KC: An Exceptional Value, Kilgore College, 24 July 2009.
  3. ^ Community College Costs, 2008–2009, (archived at, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. accessed 19 December 2009.
  4. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.184, "Kilgore Junior College District Service Area".
  5. ^ Excluding that portion of the district included in Panola County
  6. ^ "ESPN Classic – Not the size of the dog in the fight". Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "About Erwin". Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
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  9. ^ Texas Shakespeare Festival performance locations
  10. ^ "Derrick Lewis UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014. 
  11. ^ "Proud to Be Texan". Retrieved February 16, 2014. 

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