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.
School Highlights
  • Western Wyoming Community College serves 3,472 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Western Wyoming Community College is the only community colleges within Sweetwater County, WY.
  • The nearest community college to Western Wyoming Community College is Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (97.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Western Wyoming Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Wyoming for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 157 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western Wyoming Community College(WY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty157 staff149 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Western Wyoming Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Western Wyoming Community College diversity score of 0.30 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,472 students3,422 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:120:1
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# Full-Time Students1,135 students1,085 students
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# Part-Time Students2,337 students2,337 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-276
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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2%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
9%
7%
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% Black
2%
1%
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% White
83%
84%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.300.29
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College Completion Rate
53%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,400$34,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,400 is less than the state average of $2,757. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,384 is less than the state average of $6,799. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,400$2,757
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,384$6,799
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,231
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Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketball, Soccer,
Volleyball, Wrestling,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

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Did You Know?
For Wyoming public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,757 per year for in-state students and $6,799 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 score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Wyoming is Wyotech-Laramie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.