Central Wyoming College

2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, Wyoming 82501


  • College Type: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 1,770
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Website: https://www.cwc.edu

Central Wyoming College is a two-year public community college located in Riverton, Wyoming. Founded in 1966, CWC serves the central region of the state, offering a variety of programs and degrees.

CWC offers a variety of academic programs including associate degrees, certificates, and workforce training in fields such as agriculture, business, education, health sciences, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), liberal arts, and technical trades.

The college also offers distance education programs, including online courses and degree programs, as well as dual enrollment options for high school students. Additionally, the college offers career and technical education programs in fields such as welding, cosmetology, automotive technology, and more.

The college has several campuses and centers throughout the state, including locations in Lander, Jackson, Dubois, and the Wind River Indian Reservation. The college also has an athletics program with teams in basketball, soccer, volleyball, and rodeo.

The college’s campus has a friendly and welcoming environment that promotes student learning and success. Its location at the base of the Wind River Mountains offer students with the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Central Wyoming College provides affordable education and training opportunities to students in Wyoming and beyond, with a focus on supporting local communities and industries. The college also provides workforce development and continuing education opportunities for individuals and businesses.

In addition to its academic offerings, CWC has a vibrant campus life with many student clubs and organizations, athletic programs, and cultural events. The college is also home to the Wyoming PBS station, which serves the state with educational programming. CWC has a diverse student body with students from all over Wyoming, as well as other states and countries.

Central Wyoming College is a great option for students seeking a quality education in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:1,770
Undergraduate enrollment:1,770
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:8.5%
      Black or African American:0.7%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.1%
      Two or more races:3.4%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:10.3%
      Non-resident alien:1.0%

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Agri-Business
  • Agriculture/Animal Science Option
  • Agriculture/Meat Science & Food Technology Option
  • Agriculture/Range Management
  • American Indian Studies
  • Organizational Management & Leadership
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Automotive Technology
  • Barbering No Chemicals
  • Barbering Stylist
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Education – Elementary, Secondary
  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment, Health & Safety – Environmental GIST Technician
  • Expedition Science
  • Equine Science
  • Equine Management
  • Farm & Ranch Resource Management
  • Film
  • Geospatial Information Science & Technology
  • Health Science Certificates
  • Hotel Restaurant Management
  • Human Services General or Addiction Option
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Meta Major: Business
  • Meta Major: Health Science
  • Meta Major: Humanities
  • Meta Major: Social Sciences
  • Meta Major: STEM
  • Meta Major: Visual and Performing Arts
  • Music
  • New Media
  • Nursing
  • Outdoor Education and Leadership
  • Photography
  • Pre-Legal
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Software Support Specialist
  • Technical Studies
  • Theatre
  • Welding


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees   
      In-state$4,680 $4,500 $4,200 
      Out-of-state$10,980 $10,440 $10,140 
    Books and supplies$1,200 $1,200 $1,200 
      Room and board$6,878 $6,798 $6,681 
      Other expenses$2,500 $2,500 $2,500 
      Room and board$6,878 $6,798 $6,681 
      Other expenses$2,500 $2,500 $2,500 
    Off-campus with family   
      Other expenses$2,500 $2,500 $2,500