Western Wyoming Community College

Western Wyoming Community College

Western Wyoming Community College, commonly referred to as WWCC, is a two-year, public, community college situated in Rock Springs, Wyoming, United States. It was established in the year 1959. WWCC operates an extended campus in Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The college offers a variety of certificates, associate degree, and selected four-year degree programs in collaboration with the University of Wyoming in Laramie. WWCC also offers distance learning through online courses.

WWCC's campus is home to various sports teams and programs. Their athletic teams are nicknamed the Mustangs. The Mustangs participate in a number of intercollegiate sports and events. The teams compete in men's basketball, women's basketball, men's soccer, women's soccer, wrestling, and women's volleyball.

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Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Dr
Rock Springs , WY 82902-0428
General Phone: (307) 382-1600

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Western Wyoming Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts106foreign language and literature, English, general studies, social services, anthropology, political science, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Mechanics and Repair42electrical installation and repair, industrial mechanics, heavy equipment maintenance tech, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, mechanic and repair
Business and Management25business management, accounting, managerial economics, international business, MIS, marketing
Engineering Technician20mining tech, petroleum tech
Therapy and Counseling19psychology, physical therapy
Education and Teaching17elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Science17biology, wildlife biology, ecology, chemistry, geology
Drama and Performing Arts14dance, drama
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration
Engineering11engineering, archeology
Medical Support and Technology10radiation therapist, pre-pharmacy
Medicine6pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary
Media4communication studies, journalism
Production Trades4welding
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3parks and recreation studies, exercise science, occupational therapy
Office and Administration2general office occupations
Family and Social Work2social work
Medical Administration2medical secretary
Law2pre-law, legal secretary
Art Studies1art studies
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry
Fine Arts0ceramics

Number of programs and degrees for Western Wyoming Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree28456
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10715

Western Wyoming Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Wyoming Community College had a total enrollment of 3,322 students (2,055 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 1%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 19%
20-21 11%
22-24 9%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 8%
65+ 1%

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

(International Students)4%

Western Wyoming Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 21 %

Western Wyoming Community College Room and Board (2007)

Western Wyoming Community College offers campus housing for 429 of its 2,055 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

Western Wyoming Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,916
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,036
Room and board $ 3,854
Room charge $ 1,938
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,916
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Western Wyoming Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 393300)

Western Wyoming Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*4$77,398
Associate professoracademic year9$65,5746$62,732
Assistant professoracademic year9$54,46417$52,887
Instructoracademic year9$48,73411$48,224
All faculty totalacademic year29$57,94638$55,672

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

Western Wyoming Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports191332

Western Wyoming Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Mining Technology/Technician
Petroleum Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Wildlife Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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Western Wyoming Community College Highlights

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What Sets Western Wyoming Community College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Western Wyoming Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 9%Western Wyoming Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%Western Wyoming Community College % of degrees in engineering
Number of degree programs
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Top 11%Western Wyoming Community College Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
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Top 12%Western Wyoming Community College Male % of student body
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Top 14%Western Wyoming Community College % of degrees in drama and performing arts
% students 40 years or older
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Top 16%Western Wyoming Community College % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Western Wyoming Community College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Western Wyoming Community College % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Western Wyoming Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
Number of students
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Western Wyoming Community College Number of students

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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