School Highlights

Central Wyoming College serves 1,755 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 23%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,755 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,024
  • Out-state tuition: $7,128
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Central Wyoming College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wyoming for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 245 teachers has grown by 57% over five years.
Central Wyoming College
(WY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
245 staff
245 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Central Wyoming College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The Central Wyoming College diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,755 students
1,755 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
590 students
687 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,165 students
1,858 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Central Wyoming College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
101 students
225 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
590 students
687 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,165 students
1,858 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
301 students
545 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
12%
2%
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% Asian
n/a
1%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
60%
77%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
15%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WY.
Diversity Score
0.62
0.39
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.53%
2.94%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,100
$34,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Central Wyoming College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WY by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,024 is more than the state average of $2,855. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,128 is more than the state average of $6,991. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,024
$2,855
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,128
$6,991
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Central Wyoming College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of WY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Central Wyoming College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,152
$9,323
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Central Wyoming College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,000
$4,750
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports
Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Climbing Club, Criminal Justice Club, Film Club, Gear Up Club, GSA - Gay Straight Alliance Club, LDS Student Association, Mad Scientists Club, Multicultural Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Outdoor Adventure Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Rodeo Club, Student Activities Board, Student Nursing Association, Student Senate, United Tribes Club, WyoFanatics - Outdoor Hunting and Fishing Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Climbing Team
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Central Wyoming College is a comprehensive community college located in Riverton near the confluence of the Big and Little Wind Rivers in Fremont County. While the main campus is located in Riverton, CWC has off-campus sites in Jackson, Lander, Thermopolis, Dubois and the nearby Wind River Indian Reservation. The college also delivers college coursework nationwide via a variety of distance delivery methods. Founded in 1966 by a county-wide vote, CWC is one of Wyoming's seven public two-year community colleges. The college offers a wide variety of programs and services to students, businesses and community members of all ages. The college has credentials and associate degrees in career-technical (applied) programs specifically for students looking to immediately enter the job market and numerous academic transfer programs for students planning to continue on for bachelor and advanced degrees. The college offersv Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, as well as advanced degrees available from regional universities on CWC campus. The college's main campus is made up of modern buildings and facilities, which include a library and Food Court constructed in 1994 and a new student residence hall completed in 2002. Most of the campus was remodeled during the 1994 construction project and every nook and cranny was wired to establish a robust computer network. The college also owns a Field Station in the Sinks Canyon south of Lander and a Main Street center in Lander. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of North Central Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Central Wyoming College cost?

Central Wyoming College's tuition is approximately $3,024 for In-State students and $7,128 for Out-State students.

What schools are Central Wyoming College often compared to?

Central Wyoming Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Casper College by visitors of our site.

What sports does Central Wyoming College offer?

Central Wyoming College offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing and Volleyball.

What is Central Wyoming College's ranking?

Central Wyoming College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Wyoming for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,755 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,024
  • Out-state tuition: $7,128
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Wyoming public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,855 per year for in-state students and $6,991 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Wyoming community colleges have a diversity score of 0.39, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Wyoming is Central Wyoming College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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