Central Wyoming College

School Highlights

Central Wyoming College serves 1,946 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the state average of 24%.

Top Rankings

Central Wyoming College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Wyoming for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 245 teachers has grown by 118% over five years.
Central Wyoming College(WY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty245 staff245 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Central Wyoming College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Central Wyoming College diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,946 students2,576 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:19:1
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# Full-Time Students664 students760 students
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# Part-Time Students1,282 students1,816 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
240 students276 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
10%
2%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
12%
10%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
60%
76%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
11%
5%
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Diversity Score0.600.41
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College Completion Rate
42%
37%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,100$34,500
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Tuition Cost 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 grown by 5% 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 stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,024$2,855
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,128$6,991
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,910$9,333
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,533$4,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, VolleyballBasketball, 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: 2020 (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 (107.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,619 students | 107.20 Mi125 College Drive
    Casper, WY 82601
    (307) 268-2110
    107.203,619
  • 2,821 students | 107.50 Mi2500 College Dr
    Rock Springs, WY 82901
    (307) 382-1600
    107.502,821
  • 1,461 students | 120.70 Mi231 W 6th St
    Powell, WY 82435
    (307) 754-6000
    120.701,461
  • 4,347 students | 140.70 Mi1 Whitney Way
    Sheridan, WY 82801
    (307) 675-0505
    140.704,347
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Private not-for-profit
    39,145 students | 176.90 Mi525 S Center
    Rexburg, ID 83460
    (208) 496-1411
    176.9039,145
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Did You Know?
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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Wyoming is Central Wyoming College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.