Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College is a public, community college located in Riverton, Wyoming. It also operates off-campus sites in Lander, Thermoplis, Jackson, Dubois and at the Wind River Indian Reservation. The college offers two-year associate's degrees in diverse areas of study. It also offers distance learning opportunities. The college operates a FM radio station, known as KCWC-FM.

Central Wyoming College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The teams are nicknamed the Rustlers and compete in Region 9 of the National Junior College Athletic Association. CWC has teams in volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball. The school also offers several student clubs. including the Great Art Group, the Criminal Justice Club, the Science, Math and Engineering Club and the Multicultural Club.

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Central Wyoming College
2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton , WY 82501
General Phone: (800) 735-8418

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Central Wyoming Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine61EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Liberal Arts58area studies, Native American studies, English, general studies, social services
Construction Trades38carpentry
Business and Management27business, business management, accounting, accounting technology, sales
Animal Science and Care24equestrian studies, animal services
Medical Support and Technology12health service and sciences, dental assistant
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, rehabilitation
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Education and Teaching9elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher aide
Science8biology, physical sciences, geology
Art Studies7art studies
Drama and Performing Arts6drama, theatre design, acting
Engineering Technician5computer systems tech
Medical Administration4medical transcription
Media4radio and television, radio and TV tech
Office and Administration3administrative assistant, office data entry, business support services
Production Trades3welding
Cooking and Culinary Arts3chef training
Engineering3engineering, manufacturing engineering
Design1graphic design
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Landscaping and Horticulture0range management
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science, webmastering
Family and Social Work0child care management
Mechanics and Repair0automobile mechanics
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural management

Number of programs and degrees for Central Wyoming in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree19051
Award of less than 1 academic year12119
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years411

Central Wyoming Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Wyoming had a total enrollment of 2,024 students (1,435 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 14%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 20%
18-19 21%
20-21 12%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
New Hampshire1%

Central Wyoming Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 38 %

Central Wyoming Room and Board (2007)

Central Wyoming offers campus housing for 236 of its 1,435 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Riverton, Wyoming for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wyoming Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Central Wyoming Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,064
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,184
Room and board $ 4,322
Room charge $ 1,675
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,730
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Central Wyoming participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 728900)

Central Wyoming Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$64,7449$63,394
Associate professoracademic year2*3$58,792
Assistant professoracademic year5$57,2696$53,995
Instructoracademic year8$50,5426$49,829
All faculty totalacademic year22$57,60824$57,078

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Wyoming Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports9716

Central Wyoming Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Animal Science And Care
Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, Other
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General
Manufacturing Engineering

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Range Science and Management

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Area Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Radio and Television
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Central Wyoming Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Central Wyoming Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Central Wyoming Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in art studies
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Central Wyoming % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in animal science and care
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Top 13%Central Wyoming % of degrees in animal science and care
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Central Wyoming Female % of student body
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Central Wyoming % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 18%Central Wyoming Number of degree programs

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