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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||85%||$2,543|
|Receiving Student Loans||31%||$1,870|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
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)
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
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
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 Western Wyoming Community College.
- Central Wyoming College in Riverton, WY (107 miles away)
- Casper College in Casper, WY (172 miles away)
- Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls, ID (191 miles away)
- Snow College in Ephraim, UT (198 miles away)
- Northwest College - Powell in Powell, WY (220 miles away)