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Colleges / Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College

Riverton, WY 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Central

Central Wyoming College Overview

Central Wyoming College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Riverton, Wyoming. Central was founded in 1966 and enrolls 1,755 undergrads and no graduate students. Central ensures housing for up to 225 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 40% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Central

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Central's theater groups.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Central, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Central has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Central on the Student Life page.

2022 Central Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
In-State Tuition $3,150
Out-of-State $9,450

Is Central a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Central offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 54% of students who start at Central come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Central Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Central directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Central Wyoming College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Central's endowment was valued at $20 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,446 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Central

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Central's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Central.

Based on this information, is Central the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Central a good school for you?

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Where is Central Wyoming College Located?

Central is located in the small town setting of Riverton, Wyoming.

If you are interested in seeing Central for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Riverton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Riverton Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Central and Riverton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2660 Peck Avenue Riverton, WY 82501-2273

Campus Setting: Small Town

Central Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Central ACT Scores

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Central SAT Scores

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Central Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$9,946

In State

$15,886

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$2,970
$8,910
Fees
$1,530
$1,530
Housing
$5,446
$5,446
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Central is like? There are approximately 1,755 students enrolled at Central. 30% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from WY and 13% percent of students are from other states.

30%

Full Time

28%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,755

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$4,500

Out-of-State

$10,440

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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