My advice would be go back to the ranges and see if any offer shooting classes. Take one or two. Meet your fellow students. Go shooting with them.
Also see if the range has any competition leagues. See what they shoot. Shooting in a league will get you to shoot regularly and you'll see how your skill matches up with others. It might be tough and a little embarrassing at first but it is fine way to improve your shooting ability and maybe even make some friends.
Most league shooters I've met have been good guys. If by some misfortune you run into the rare league that isn't very friendly to new shooters find a different league, they are out their and can be a lot of fun.