Eastern Wyoming College

Tel: (307)532-8200
1,779 students
Public institution
Eastern Wyoming College is a student-centered, comprehensive public community college committed to providing accessible, postsecondary education for its students. The College’s primary constituency includes all residents of Goshen, Platte, Converse, Niobrara, Weston, and Crook counties. Eastern Wyoming College provides high quality, dynamic life-long learning which focuses on academic transfer programs leading to associate of arts or science degrees, career and occupational programs leading to certificates and applied science degrees. The College also provides developmental and basic skills instruction, adult and continuing education, public and community service programs, and student activities and support services.
School Highlights:
Eastern Wyoming College serves 1,779 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 17%.
Eastern Wyoming College is the only community colleges within Goshen County, WY.
The nearest community college is Western Nebraska Community College (31.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
College Eastern Wyoming College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 55 staff
61 staff
Eastern Wyoming College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,779 has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 81% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,779 students 1,296 students
Eastern Wyoming College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
Eastern Wyoming College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 680 students
814 students
Eastern Wyoming College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,099 students
1,040 students
Eastern Wyoming College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Eastern Wyoming College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Eastern Wyoming College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Eastern Wyoming College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Eastern Wyoming College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Eastern Wyoming College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Eastern Wyoming College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.20 0.68
Eastern Wyoming College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,472 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,264 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,472 $5,660
Eastern Wyoming College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,264 $10,250
Eastern Wyoming College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 165 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
Eastern Wyoming College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Eastern Wyoming College is a rural public comprehensive community college that facilitates student learning in small classes within a supportive educational environment. The college values academic achievement, lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. Founded in 1948, Eastern Wyoming College is a rural, public, two-year, community college with academic transfer programs as well as technical certification programs. The college offers 21 Associate of Arts Degrees, 20 Associate of Science Degrees, 7 Associate of Applied Science Degrees, 7 Career Track Certificates and ABE/GED/ESL programs. EWC also provides opportunities for lifelong learning through its community education programs. EWC offers courses at the Torrington campus, Douglas & Newcastle branch campuses, and in 10 other Wyoming communities. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: Member North Central Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and American Welding Society.

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Did You Know?
For Wyoming public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,411 per year for in-state students and $6,011 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,214 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Wyoming community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.30, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Wyoming is Wyotech-Laramie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.