Western Wyoming Community College

Tel: (307)382-1600
3,643 students
Public institution
Western Wyoming Community College is under the control of a locally elected Board of Trustees responsible for governing Western Wyoming Community College District. It is a public, tax-supported, co-educational, two-year community college.
School Highlights:
Western Wyoming Community College serves 3,643 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equalto than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 17%.
Western Wyoming Community College is the only community colleges within Sweetwater County, WY.
The nearest community college is Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (97.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 162 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
College Western Wyoming Community 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 162 staff
61 staff
Western Wyoming Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,643 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 55% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,643 students 1,296 students
Western Wyoming Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
21:1
Western Wyoming Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,223 students
814 students
Western Wyoming Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,420 students
1,040 students
Western Wyoming Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Western Wyoming Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Western Wyoming Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Western Wyoming Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
11%
21%
Western Wyoming Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
15%
Western Wyoming Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
84%
51%
Western Wyoming Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Western Wyoming Community College More (2011-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Western Wyoming Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Western Wyoming Community 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. 0.28 0.68
Western Wyoming Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,282 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,074 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,282 $5,660
Western Wyoming Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,074 $10,250
Western Wyoming Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 550 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Western Wyoming Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Western's fundamental purpose is to provide high quality learning opportunities to students who are at various stages of life and have differing needs and expectations. Committed to quality and success, Western encourages flexibility, innovation, and active learning for students, faculty and staff. The College understands that learning occurs inside and outside the classroom and, therefore, seeks to create an environment where lifelong learning is encouraged and where students and employees interact in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Western Wyoming Community College, the fifth of seven community colleges in Wyoming, was established in the Fall of 1959. In 1960-61, the College moved to Reliance, five miles from Rock Springs, to occupy the former Reliance High School and daytime classes began. In September, 1964, the original district was expanded to include all communities within Sweetwater County. Consistent growth of the College led to the inauguration of a $1,822,000 building program on October 4, 1966. On November 11, 1967, ground-breaking ceremonies marked the beginning of construction on a new campus, and completion in June, 1969. Growth continued. In March, 1973, voters approved a $1,780,000 bond issue to provide additional instructional facilities. The new vocational-technical education building was ready for occupancy in Fall, 1974, and the college center building was completed. In 1976, three residence halls were constructed to provide on-campus housing, made possible by a loan from the State Farm Loan Board. The college offers Occupational and Transfer Programs in Arts & Performing Arts, Business, Computer Science and Office Information Systems, Education, Health, Humanities & Communication, Math & Science, Social Science, Technology & Industry Programs Technology & Industry Programs and General Studies. The college offers Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S), Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and One Year Certificate Programs and Certification Testing. Western Wyoming Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools.

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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.