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Central Wyoming College Overview

Central Wyoming College is a public institution situated in Riverton, Wyoming. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Riverton draws many to the area.

What Is Central Wyoming College Known For?

325 Undergraduate Awards
  • The student loan default rate at CWC is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at CWC.
  • In 2017-2018, 55% of the faculty were full-time.

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Central Wyoming College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CWC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Systems Theory Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Recreation Administration Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Central Wyoming College?

Location of Central Wyoming College

Contact details for CWC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY 82501
Phone: 800-735-8418
Website: https://www.cwc.edu/

How Do I Get Into CWC?

You can apply to CWC online at: https://www.cwc.edu/apply/

Central Wyoming College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Central Wyoming College?

18% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CWC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $3,926 a year. That adds up to $15,704 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CWC is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Central Wyoming College Undergraduate Student Diversity

664 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,946 undergraduate students at CWC, with 664 being full-time and 1,282 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CWC

Gender Diversity

Of the 664 full-time undergraduates at CWC, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CWC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Wyoming College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CWC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 74
White 353
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 210

Over 7 countries are represented at CWC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Turkey, Serbia, and Canada.

Online Learning at Central Wyoming College

321 Took All Classes Online
758 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 758 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CWC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in Wyoming for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CWC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Wyoming College was -1.2%. This is the #2,279 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CWC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CWC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Entrepreneurial Studies 25%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 67%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CWC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CWC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Social Sciences #46
Entrepreneurial Studies #95
Social Sciences #198
Accounting #295
Health & Medical Administrative Services #347

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Central Wyoming College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing 0 35 0 35
Animal Services 17 5 0 22
Health Sciences & Services 0 17 1 18
Computer Engineering Technology 8 6 3 17
Cosmetology 6 7 4 17
Recreation Administration 0 16 0 16
Systems Theory 0 14 0 14
Precision Metal Working 2 5 7 14
Entrepreneurial Studies 12 0 0 12
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 12 0 12
General Psychology 0 10 0 10
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 8 0 1 9
Business Administration & Management 0 8 0 8
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 8 0 8
Dental Support Services 5 0 2 7
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 7 0 7
Geography & Cartography 2 1 4 7
Design & Applied Arts 0 7 0 7
Accounting 0 4 2 6
Communication & Media Studies 0 6 0 6
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4 2 0 6
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 6 0 6
Science, Technology & Society 0 5 0 5
Culinary Arts 0 5 0 5
Anthropology 0 5 0 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 4 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 2 2 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 2 1 3
General Business/Commerce 0 3 0 3
Computer Science 0 3 0 3
Ethnic Studies 0 3 0 3
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 3 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 3 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 0 3 0 3
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 2 0 2
General Engineering 0 2 0 2
Mathematics 0 2 0 2
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 2 0 2
Social Work 2 0 0 2
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 1 0 1
Hospitality Management 0 1 0 1
Human Development & Family Studies 0 1 0 1
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 1 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 1
Fire Protection 0 1 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 1 0 1
Plant Sciences 0 0 0 0
General Biology 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 68 229 28 325

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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