Western Wyoming Community College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Western was founded in 1959 and enrolls 2,473 undergrads and no graduate students. Western provides housing for up to 558 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. On the weekends, about 10% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.
There are many ways for students to get involved at Western!
Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Western's theater groups.
Western does not have any greek life opportunties.
Planning to play sports? Western has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Western on the Student Life page.
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The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.
Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Western offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.
Western is not competitive to get into. The acceptance rate at Western is 48%. Out of 1,197 applications received in 2022, 569 students were offered admission.
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.
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 placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.
Check with Western directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.
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.
As of 2022, the total market value of Western Wyoming Community College's endowment was $23.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.
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 Western'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 available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Western.
Based on this information, does Western seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Western a good school for you?
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Western is located in the small town setting of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
If you would like to see Western for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Rock Springs, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Rock Springs-Sweetwater County.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Western and Rock Springs are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at Western is like? There are approximately 2,473 students enrolled at Western. 36% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from WY and 9% percent of students are from other states.
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