Central Wyoming College

Tel: 8444686292
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 24% of the student body (majority American), 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 to Central Wyoming College is Casper College (107.1 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 156 teachers has grown by 65% over five years.
Central Wyoming College(WY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty156 staff149 staff
Central Wyoming College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Central Wyoming College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Central Wyoming College diversity score of 0.40 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,082 students3,422 students
Central Wyoming College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:120:1
Central Wyoming College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students741 students1,085 students
Central Wyoming College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,341 students2,337 students
Central Wyoming College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Central Wyoming College Enrollment Breakdown WY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
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 Score0.400.29
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 $3,024 is more than the state average of $2,757. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,128 is more than the state average of $6,799. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,024$2,757
Central Wyoming College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,128$6,799
Central Wyoming College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%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$5,231
Central Wyoming College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
Equestrian, Golf,
Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing,


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: 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Central Wyoming College is Casper College (107.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,253 students | 107.10 Mi125 College Dr
    Casper WY  82601
  • 3,472 students | 108.30 Mi2500 College Dr
    Rock Springs WY  82902
  • 1,652 students | 120.30 Mi231 W 6th St
    Powell WY  82435
  • 4,374 students | 140.40 Mi3059 S Coffeen Ave
    Sheridan WY  82801
  • 36,624 students | 176.80 Mi525 S Center
    Rexburg ID  83460
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Did You Know?
For Wyoming public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,757 per year for in-state students and $6,799 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 score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Wyoming is Wyotech-Laramie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.