Sheridan College

Tel: (307)674-6446
4,374 students
Public institution
  • The mission of the College District is to create student success through educational leadership.
School Highlights
  • Sheridan College serves 4,374 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 21:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 16%.
  • Sheridan College is the only community colleges within Sheridan County, WY.
  • The nearest community college is Northwest College (89.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 149 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Sheridan 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 institution Public
Total Faculty 149 staff 149 staff
Sheridan College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,374 has grown by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,374 students 2,082 students
Sheridan College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 21:1
Sheridan College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,399 students 1,085 students
Sheridan College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 2,975 students 2,119 students
Sheridan College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Sheridan College Enrollment Breakdown WY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
502 276
% American Indian/Alaskan
Sheridan College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
Sheridan College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Sheridan College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Sheridan College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Sheridan College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Sheridan College More (2012-2015)
% Non Resident races
Sheridan College Non Resident (2008-2015)
Sheridan 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. 0.22 0.29
Sheridan College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,536 is more than the state average of $2,437. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,136 is more than the state average of $6,037. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,536 $2,437
Sheridan College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,136 $6,037
Sheridan College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92% 93%
Sheridan College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) 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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Did You Know?
For Wyoming public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,437 per year for in-state students and $6,037 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,214 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Wyoming is Wyotech-Laramie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.