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Central Wyoming College (CWC)

2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY

Campus image of Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College in Riverton Wyoming is a two-year community college that was founded in 1966. Riverton itself is considered the biggest city in the county of Freemont and is home to approximately 11,000 residents.

The college not only hosts cultural exhibits and concerts, it is also the home base for PBS (the Public Broadcasting Service) in the state. Students who attend the college can pursue their studies as well as enjoy such leisure activities as hiking, cultural entertainment, and theater events. Students who hike are close to such natural areas as the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone.

If you’re interested in obtaining training that will lead to employment soon after graduation, then you can find what you’re seeking in some of the following programs offered at the college:

  • Pre-engineering studies
  • Agribusiness
  • Theater
  • Music and
  • Photography

Wyoming residents can also receive discounted tuition. Currently, students who live in-state pay around $2,200 annually while out-of-state students pay almost $4,900 per year. The student body is comprised of just over 2,100 students and the retention rate for the school is around 52%. You can obtain further information about the school’s programs by contacting the college at 800-735-8418.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,000-$2,400
    • Out-of-State: $6,000-$7,171
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $83-$100 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $250-$300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$5,216
Receiving Student Loans15%$4,878
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Central Wyoming College may offer services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Wyoming.

 CWCFremont CountyWyoming
Graduation Rate29.2%-30.9%
Transfer-out Rate13.3%-19.7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1989)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Central Wyoming College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Central Wyoming College.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
13:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,511