Central Wyoming College

Tel: (800)735-8418
School Highlights
  • Central Wyoming College serves 2,082 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Central Wyoming College is the only community colleges within Fremont County, WY.
  • The nearest community college is Casper College (107.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 156 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
Central Wyoming College (WY) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 156 staff 149 staff
Central Wyoming College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,082 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.32 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,082 students 3,422 students
Central Wyoming College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 20:1
Central Wyoming College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 741 students 1,085 students
Central Wyoming College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,341 students 2,337 students
Central Wyoming College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Central Wyoming College Enrollment Breakdown WY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
240 276
Central Wyoming College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Central Wyoming College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Central Wyoming College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Central Wyoming College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Central Wyoming College Black (2008-2016)
% White
Central Wyoming College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Central Wyoming College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Central Wyoming College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Central Wyoming 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. 0.32 0.29
Central Wyoming College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Central Wyoming College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,100 $34,500
Central Wyoming College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,712 is equal to the state average of $2,712. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,696 is less than the state average of $6,737. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,712 $2,712
Central Wyoming College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,696 $6,737
Central Wyoming College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 93%
Central Wyoming College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,757 $10,000
Central Wyoming College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,173 $5,232
Central Wyoming College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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Did You Know?
For Wyoming public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,712 per year for in-state students and $6,737 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,968 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Wyoming is Wyotech-Laramie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.