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Central Wyoming College: Narrative Description


2660 Peck Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501-2273
Tel: (307)855-2000; 800-735-8418; Admissions: (307)855-2119; Fax: (307)855-2092; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Wyoming Community College Commission. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 200-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Total enrollment: 1,808. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 394 applied, 100% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 47% from top half. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 807 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 1,001 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 3 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 19% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 0.2% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 46% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 57% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended; ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1320 full-time, $55 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3960 full-time, $165 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time, $20 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $2690. College room only: $1300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Multi-Cultural Club, La Vida Nueva Club, Fellowship of College Christians, Quality Leaders, Science Club. Major annual events: I Hate Winter Dance, theater and music productions, Final Feed. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 180 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Central Wyoming College Library with 53,909 books, 27,323 microform titles, 233 serials, 1,217 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $163,988. 283 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located in the lower Wind River Basin, Riverton (population 10,000) is the center of a large farming, lumbering and livestock producing region. The area has a stimulating climate with a summer average temperature of 66 degrees and a winter average of 35 degrees. There are less than 10 inches of rainfall annually. The community is accessed by bus and air lines. There are 25 churches, a modern library, 2 hospitals, 3 clinics, and good shopping available. Local recreation facilities include an Olympic-size swimming pool, and provide for golf, baseball, bowling, hunting, fishing, boating, water skiing, snow skiing, rock hunting, and hiking. An Antique Museum, the Wind River Indian Reservation, and many national and state parks are of interest. Part-time employment is available for students.

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