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Kilgore College

Kilgore, TX

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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 drill 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 a few U.S. Presidential inaugurations.

Kilgore College has one of the lowest costs per credit hour of any college or university in Texas. 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 80 and 100 members each year.

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