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Central Wyoming College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Central Wyoming College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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

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 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

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.

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Central Wyoming College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Central Wyoming College is about average at 15 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 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 1,946 undergraduates at CWC with 664 being full-time and 1,282 being part-time.

CWC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CWC make about $28,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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

Central Wyoming College is a public institution located in Riverton, Wyoming. The surrounding location of Riverton is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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.

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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