Letter from the President

Welcome to Western, your gateway to a premier educational experience!  Western’s main campus is located in Rock Springs, Wyoming, with ten outreach campuses located throughout southwest Wyoming.  Western cares about our students by providing access to talented faculty and staff who ensure a rich, relevant and supportive learning experience.  Whether you are preparing to transfer to a university, enter the workforce or enrich your knowledge through continuing education, Western is here for you.

Western has been recognized by both state and national organizations for providing an outstanding education at an affordable price.

  • Online Colleges ranked Western #1 in Wyoming and #3 in the nation for distance learning in 2017;
  • Niche ranked Western as #3 in the nation of 851 in their Best Community Colleges in America list of 2018;
  • The Best Schools ranked Western as the 18th best college in the United States;
  • SmartAsset ranked Wyoming’s higher education as #3 in the nation in 2018.

We are also proud to say that we meet students wherever they are on their academic and career pathway.  Whether a student has graduated at the top of their high school class, has decided to come to college later in life, is coming back to school to change careers, knows exactly what career pathway they want or simply has no idea . . . Western is your partner in that journey.  This is what we do, and we do it well, because we care about you and your success!

If you love the great outdoors, Western also provides a gateway to countless outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, boating, rafting, skiing, backpacking, four-wheeling, and anything else you can think of.  Located near beautiful Green River, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, the Wind River and Uinta Mountains, and Jackson, there are plenty of options to help our students find recreational balance to their busy lives.

 Again, welcome to Western.  I am proud to serve in my role as president and will work tirelessly to ensure all students have a positive experience.  Please say “Hi” in the hallways and follow me on Twitter at @WesternPrez.  Look forward to seeing you soon! 



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Western is an award-winning college in both our on-campus and distance learning programs. We believe our students come first, and your success is our #1 priority. Our motto says it best: “Enter with passion, leave with purpose”. Let us help you on your path to success!