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Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC)

2500 College Dr, Rock Springs, WY

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About

Western Wyoming Community College, located in Rock Springs, Wyoming, is a public two year institution founded in 1959 as the fifth of seven community colleges located in the state.  WWCC operates through a unique campus designed to protect students from the harsh winters that affect the area, resulting in an a series of hallways that connect the various buildings. Over the years growth in enrollment has caused expansion and redesign of the campus with financial support from the community.

Academics

Students may choose from academic transfer and career training programs in order to fulfill their personal and professional goals. Academic transfer programs allow for the completion of the first two years of a four year education locally and at low cost, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution in order to complete their bachelor's degree.

Training programs provide education and skill development in a high demand field or industry for the purposes of long term employment as a qualified professional upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a degree or certificate upon completion. Distance learning options also allow student to complete a bachelor's or master's degree online through the school's relationship with a number of colleges and universities.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Individuals interested in enrollment at WWCC must be at least 18 years old or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students must submit an application, provide test scores and transcripts if available, possibly take a placement exam, and pay all associated fees. Meeting with a counselor and taking part in student orientation is also encouraged. Financial aid is also available for student based on need in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), in order to determine eligibility.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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 Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$2,543
Receiving Student Loans31%$1,870
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Western Wyoming Community College may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Western Wyoming Community College, versus those community colleges in Wyoming, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 WWCCSweetwater CountyWyoming
Graduation Rate53.3%-30.9%
Transfer-out Rate14.2%-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 1994)
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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 Western Wyoming Community 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

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

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

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Contact Information

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Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
85%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
80

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,512