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Central Wyoming College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Central Wyoming College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Central Wyoming College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Central Wyoming College was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CWC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CWC?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Central Wyoming College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Central Wyoming College admissions.

Central Wyoming College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Central Wyoming College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Wyoming College is 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Wyoming College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Central Wyoming College this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at CWC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,930 undergraduates at CWC with 616 being full-time and 1,314 being part-time.

CWC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for CWC is 67.29 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  67.29 out of 100
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How Much Does Central Wyoming College Cost?

The overall average net price of CWC is $7,283. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CWC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,728 $7,847 $8,788 $11,119 $11,119

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CWC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do CWC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CWC make around $28,400 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 29% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Central Wyoming College make the most money.

Location of Central Wyoming College

Located in Riverton, Wyoming, Central Wyoming College is a public institution. Riverton is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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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

Central Wyoming College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Central Wyoming College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CWC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 758 students took at least one online class at Central Wyoming College. This is a decrease from the 830 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 758 321
2016-2017 830 330
2015-2016 853 325
2014-2015 885 354
2013-2014 918 338

Learn more about online learning at Central Wyoming College.


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