Central Wyoming College

Riverton, WY 82501

Central Wyoming College is one of the seven public 2-year colleges in Wyoming. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Riverton. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 33% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

CWC's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $2,256, and fees were $768. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,768 and $768 respectively.


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs Offered

The Central Wyoming College Nursing Program leads to an associate of applied science degree in nursing. The program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The 76 credit program requires students to complete all degree courses with a ‘C’ grade or higher.

The curriculum incorporates clinical simulations in alongside regular in classroom and clinical instruction. The laboratory can also be used for continued education and refresher courses legally mandated for healthcare professionals.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to CWC
  • Application to the Nursing program is handled separately
  • General Education and other support courses need to be taken prior to admission in the program
  • TEAS V Test is required
  • Applicants that require equivalents for previous college level coursework to transfer credit can have the official records sent to the college before the application deadline

The application deadline for the program is the 1st of March for enrollment in the fall semester. The program is highly competitive with just 32 students accepted to enter the program at the main Riverton Campus and 8 selected for distant site in Jackson Hole.

The Nursing Admission Committee will notify applicants of its decision approximately six weeks after the application deadline.


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 21

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1989 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$94/credit
In State Students$94/credit
Out of State Students$282/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,230 $4,230 $12,690
ADN 70 $6,580 $6,580 $19,740
BSN 125 $11,750 $11,750 $35,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Central Wyoming College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 43% $4,034
Other Federal Grant 21% $1,465
State Grant & Scholarships 55% $2,250
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 64% $2,894
Federal Student Loans 25% $3,827
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$3,953
$30,001 to $48,000$2,833
$48,001 to $75,000$4,890
$75,001 to $110,000$8,718
Over $110,000$8,074

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Mabel C. Sargent Scholarship

Applicant must be a junior or senior nursing student at the University of Wyoming enrolled in a program leading to a B.S.N.

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wyoming state board of nursing.

Central Wyoming College
2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, WY 82501

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