Western Wyoming Community College

Tel: (307)382-1600
3,472 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 3,472 students (33% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 16%.
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 157 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Western Wyoming Community College (WY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 157 staff 149 staff
Western Wyoming Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 3,472 has declined by 13% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,472 students 2,082 students
Western Wyoming Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,135 students 1,085 students
Western Wyoming Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,337 students 2,119 students
Western Wyoming Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Western Wyoming Community College Enrollment Breakdown WY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
1%
Western Wyoming Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
9%
7%
Western Wyoming Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
1%
Western Wyoming Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
83%
84%
Western Wyoming Community College White (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
4%
2%
Western Wyoming Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Western Wyoming Community College Ethnicity Breakdown WY All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.30 0.29
Western Wyoming Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,186 is less than the state average of $2,437. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,786 is less than the state average of $6,037. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,186 $2,437
Western Wyoming Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,786 $6,037
Western Wyoming Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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 $2,437 per year for in-state students and $6,037 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 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Wyoming is Wyotech-Laramie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.