Western Wyoming Community College
- Western Wyoming Community College is under the control of a locally elected Board of Trustees responsible for governing Western Wyoming Community College District. It is a public, tax-supported, co-educational, two-year community college.
- The teacher population of 157 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Western Wyoming Community College||(WY) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||157 staff||149 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,472 students||3,422 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||22:1||20:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,135 students||1,085 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,337 students||2,337 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||276|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$41,400||$34,500|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketball, Soccer,|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Western's fundamental purpose is to provide high quality learning opportunities to students who are at various stages of life and have differing needs and expectations. Committed to quality and success, Western encourages flexibility, innovation, and active learning for students, faculty and staff. The College understands that learning occurs inside and outside the classroom and, therefore, seeks to create an environment where lifelong learning is encouraged and where students and employees interact in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Western Wyoming Community College, the fifth of seven community colleges in Wyoming, was established in the Fall of 1959. In 1960-61, the College moved to Reliance, five miles from Rock Springs, to occupy the former Reliance High School and daytime classes began. In September, 1964, the original district was expanded to include all communities within Sweetwater County. Consistent growth of the College led to the inauguration of a $1,822,000 building program on October 4, 1966. On November 11, 1967, ground-breaking ceremonies marked the beginning of construction on a new campus, and completion in June, 1969. Growth continued. In March, 1973, voters approved a $1,780,000 bond issue to provide additional instructional facilities. The new vocational-technical education building was ready for occupancy in Fall, 1974, and the college center building was completed. In 1976, three residence halls were constructed to provide on-campus housing, made possible by a loan from the State Farm Loan Board. The college offers Occupational and Transfer Programs in Arts & Performing Arts, Business, Computer Science and Office Information Systems, Education, Health, Humanities & Communication, Math & Science, Social Science, Technology & Industry Programs Technology & Industry Programs and General Studies. The college offers Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S), Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and One Year Certificate Programs and Certification Testing. Western Wyoming Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools.
- The nearest community college to Western Wyoming Community College is Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (97.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,000 students | 97.30 Mi1100 E Lagoon St 124-5
Roosevelt,  UT  84066
- 1,550 students | 106.40 Mi500 Kennedy Drive
Rangely,  CO  81648
- 2,082 students | 108.30 Mi2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton,  WY  82501
- 27,662 students | 133.70 MiOld Main Hill
Logan,  UT  84322
- 2,615 students | 143.50 Mi200 N Washington Blvd
Ogden,  UT  84404
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.