Central Wyoming College
Central Wyoming College is one of the seven public 2-year colleges in Wyoming. The campus is located in Riverton town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,930 students attend the school. Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
CWC's in-state tuition for the 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|
|Number of Students1,930|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
- 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|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$94/credit|
|In State Students||$94/credit|
|Out of State Students||$282/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||21%||$1,465|
|State Grant & Scholarships||55%||$2,250|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||64%||$2,894|
|Federal Student Loans||25%||$3,827|
$4,968Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wyoming state board of nursing.