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
- Music and
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||86%||$5,216|
|Receiving Student Loans||15%||$4,878|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
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)
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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
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.
- Casper College in Casper, WY (107 miles away)
- Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, WY (107 miles away)
- Northwest College - Powell in Powell, WY (121 miles away)
- Sheridan College in Sheridan, WY (141 miles away)
- Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls, ID (182 miles away)