• The mission of the College District is to create student success through educational leadership.

School Highlights

Northern Wyoming Community College District serves 4,347 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 24%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,347 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,892
  • Out-state tuition: $6,876
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 15%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Northern Wyoming Community College District ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wyoming for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 382 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
Northern Wyoming Community College District
(WY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
382 staff
245 staff
This chart display total faculty of Northern Wyoming Community College District and community college average number of faculty in WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Northern Wyoming Community College District has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Northern Wyoming Community College District diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,347 students
2,576 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Northern Wyoming Community College District and community college average number of enrollment of WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
9:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Northern Wyoming Community College District and community college average student staff ratio of WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
1,517 students
760 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,830 students
1,816 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Northern Wyoming Community College District and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Northern Wyoming Community College District.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of WY.
Total Dormitory Capacity
638 students
276 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
2%
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% Asian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Northern Wyoming Community College District and the percentage of Asian community college students in WY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
% Hispanic
8%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Northern Wyoming Community College District and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Northern Wyoming Community College District and the percentage of Black community college students in WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
85%
76%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Northern Wyoming Community College District and the percentage of White community college students in WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Northern Wyoming Community College District and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Northern Wyoming Community College District and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northern Wyoming Community College District.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WY.
Diversity Score
0.27
0.41
This chart display the diversity score of Northern Wyoming Community College District and the community college average diversity score of WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
41%
37%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Northern Wyoming Community College District and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of WY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,000
$34,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Northern Wyoming Community College District 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 $2,892 is more than the state average of $2,855. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,876 is less than the state average of $6,991. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,892
$2,855
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Northern Wyoming Community College District and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,876
$6,991
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Northern Wyoming Community College District and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Northern Wyoming Community College District and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,150
$9,333
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Northern Wyoming Community College District and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,500
$4,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Northern Wyoming Community College District and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Sheridan College is operated by the Northern Wyoming Community College District and includes the original campus in Sheridan, Wyoming, the Gillette Campus in Gillette, WY, and outreach programs in Sheridan, Johnson, and Campbell Counties. Sheridan College and Gillette Campus offer associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, certificate programs, and program tracks that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition, students may elect to enroll in career training, professional development courses and/or vocational/technical programs. A number of master's and doctorate programs are available through distance learning agreements with four-year colleges and universities. Sheridan College consists of the main campus in Sheridan Wyoming, a commuter campus in Gillette Wyoming as well as outreach centers in Buffalo, Kaycee and Wright. Since the Fall of 2000, Sheridan College has offered classes via the Internet. The Sheridan Campus consists of 145+ acres featuring modern well-equipped facilities and attractive grounds. Over twenty campus buildings house academic, student services and residential operations. Sheridan College and the Gillette Campus are fully accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Nursing, Massage Therapy, and Dental programs carry additional professional accreditations.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,347 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,892
  • Out-state tuition: $6,876
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 15%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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.

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