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Western Wyoming Community College Overview

Located in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Western Wyoming Community College is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Rock Springs draws many to the area.

What Is Western Wyoming Community College Known For?

445 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at WWCC.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Western Wyoming Community College?

Location of Western Wyoming Community College

Contact details for WWCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2500 College Dr, Rock Springs, WY 82901
Phone: 307-382-1600
Website: https://www.westernwyoming.edu

How Do I Get Into WWCC?

You can apply to WWCC online at: https://wwccwy.elluciancrmrecruit.com/admissions/pages/welcome.aspx

Western Wyoming Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Western Wyoming Community College?

24% Take Out Loans
18.9% 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 WWCC, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $3,518 a year. That adds up to $14,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WWCC is 18.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Western Wyoming Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,096 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,183 undergraduate students at WWCC, with 1,096 being full-time and 2,087 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,096 full-time undergraduates at WWCC, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  WWCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of WWCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 167
White 793
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Over 24 countries are represented at WWCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, United Kingdom, and Rwanda.

Online Learning at Western Wyoming Community College

799 Took All Classes Online
1,602 Took At Least One Class Online
3.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,602 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 5th 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 WWCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Wyoming Community College was 3.9%. This is the #1,750 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WWCC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 50%
Business Administration & Management 44%
Business, Management & Marketing 38%
Computer & Information Sciences 63%
Visual & Performing Arts 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WWCC 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 WWCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Journalism #14
Information Science #44
Computer Software & Applications #47
Sociology #49
Business Support & Assistant Services #105
Communication & Journalism #120
Social Sciences #163
Accounting #214
Computer & Information Sciences #308
Criminal Justice & Corrections #325
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #366
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #408
Liberal Arts General Studies #408

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%.

Western Wyoming Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 8 45 0 53
Business Administration & Management 14 31 0 45
Nursing 0 40 0 40
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 30 30
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 11 16 27
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 1 14 7 22
General Psychology 0 18 0 18
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 17 0 17
Information Science 11 5 0 16
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 4 12 16
Allied Health Professions 0 15 0 15
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 14 0 14
Drama & Theater Arts 0 14 0 14
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 9 0 9
Health & Physical Education 0 7 2 9
Social Work 0 9 0 9
General Biology 0 8 0 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 7 0 7
General Engineering 0 7 0 7
Precision Metal Working 0 3 4 7
Fine & Studio Arts 0 7 0 7
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 3 6
General English Literature 0 6 0 6
Mathematics 0 5 0 5
Accounting 0 3 1 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 4 0 4
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 2 2 4
Music 0 4 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 3 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 2 1 3
Chemistry 0 3 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 3 0 3
Romance Languages 0 2 0 2
History 0 2 0 2
Marketing 0 1 0 1
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 1 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 1
Anthropology 0 1 0 1
Sociology 0 1 0 1
Dance 0 1 0 1
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Data Entry 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 37 330 78 445

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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