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Central Wyoming College Data & Information Overview

39 awards Ranking Badges
6% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Central Wyoming College Ranked?

#5 Best Colleges in WY
Health Sciences & Services Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Central Wyoming College was awarded 39 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences & services.

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Overall Quality

CWC is also ranked #5 out of 7 schools in Wyoming.

CWC was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 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?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Central Wyoming College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

Learn more about Central Wyoming College admissions.

Central Wyoming College Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
57% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Central Wyoming College is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Wyoming College is 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Wyoming College

60% Freshmen Retention

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 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Central Wyoming College.

Central Wyoming College Undergraduate Student Diversity

590 Full-Time Undergraduates
34.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
63.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,755 undergraduates at CWC with 590 being full-time and 1,165 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Wyoming College Cost?

$8,682 Net Price
17% Take Out Loans
$16,612 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CWC is $8,682. 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 +
$7,427 $7,835 $9,939 $11,707 $12,408

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

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 17% of students took out student loans averaging $4,153 a year. That adds up to $16,612 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CWC is 5.7%. 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?

$29,428 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CWC make around $29,428 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 31% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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

Location of Central Wyoming College

Wyoming State
590 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Riverton, Wyoming, Central Wyoming College is a public institution. The surrounding location of Riverton is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for CWC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY 82501
Phone: 800-735-8418

Central Wyoming College Majors

56 Majors With Completions
220 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Central Wyoming College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CWC

47% Take At Least One Class Online
21% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 839 students took at least one online class at Central Wyoming College. This is a decrease from the 920 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 839 375
2019-2020 920 373
2018-2019 753 311
2017-2018 758 321
2016-2017 830 330

Learn more about online learning at Central Wyoming College.

Notes and 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.


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