Eastern Wyoming College

Tel: (307)532-8200
  • Eastern Wyoming College is a student-centered, comprehensive public community college committed to providing accessible, postsecondary education for its students. The College’s primary constituency includes all residents of Goshen, Platte, Converse, Niobrara, Weston, and Crook counties. Eastern Wyoming College provides high quality, dynamic life-long learning which focuses on academic transfer programs leading to associate of arts or science degrees, career and occupational programs leading to certificates and applied science degrees. The College also provides developmental and basic skills instruction, adult and continuing education, public and community service programs, and student activities and support services.
School Highlights
  • Eastern Wyoming College serves 1,704 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is equal to the state average of 16%.
  • Eastern Wyoming College is the only community colleges within Goshen County, WY.
  • The nearest community college is Western Nebraska Community College (31.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
Eastern 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 59 staff 149 staff
Eastern Wyoming College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,704 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is equal to the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 61% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,704 students 3,422 students
Eastern Wyoming College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 20:1
Eastern Wyoming College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 660 students 1,085 students
Eastern Wyoming College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,044 students 2,337 students
Eastern Wyoming College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Eastern Wyoming College Enrollment Breakdown WY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
165 276
Eastern Wyoming College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
2%
Eastern Wyoming College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
Eastern Wyoming College Asian (2014-2016)
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Eastern Wyoming College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
1%
Eastern Wyoming College Black (2007-2016)
% White
84%
84%
Eastern Wyoming College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Eastern Wyoming College More (2014-2016)
Eastern 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. 0.29 0.29
Eastern Wyoming College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
28%
28%
Eastern Wyoming College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,300 $34,500
Eastern Wyoming College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,568 is less than the state average of $2,712. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,552 is less than the state average of $6,737. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,568 $2,712
Eastern Wyoming College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,552 $6,737
Eastern Wyoming College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 93%
Eastern Wyoming College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,000 $10,000
Eastern Wyoming College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,232 $5,232
Eastern Wyoming College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Eastern Wyoming College is a rural public comprehensive community college that facilitates student learning in small classes within a supportive educational environment. The college values academic achievement, lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. Founded in 1948, Eastern Wyoming College is a rural, public, two-year, community college with academic transfer programs as well as technical certification programs. The college offers 21 Associate of Arts Degrees, 20 Associate of Science Degrees, 7 Associate of Applied Science Degrees, 7 Career Track Certificates and ABE/GED/ESL programs. EWC also provides opportunities for lifelong learning through its community education programs. EWC offers courses at the Torrington campus, Douglas & Newcastle branch campuses, and in 10 other Wyoming communities. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: Member North Central Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and American Welding Society.

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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.