Top 10 Reasons Why
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Here at Western Wyoming Community College we turn your passions into purpose. There are so many reasons why to attend Western Wyoming Community College, so you can imagine how hard it was to pick only ten. However we did it! Please check out below the top ten reasons on why YOU should attend Western and become the next Mustang.
1. Wyoming is ranked #3 in the nation for higher education
In a 2018 study by SmartAsset, the quality of education is much higher in Wyoming than that of our neighboring states. Factors contributing to this are low student-to-faculty ratios – Western’s is 12 students to every teacher. Of our outstanding faculty members 16% have earned doctorate degrees, and 63% have earned master's degrees. Western was also ranked as one of the Top 50 Colleges and Universities in the U.S. for Associates Degrees. Additionally, Wyoming’s state graduation rate is 55%, while the national average is just 28%. Register for the coming semester!
2. Ranked #1 Community College in Wyoming.
Western’s Online Learning Program was rated #1 in Wyoming and #3 in the nation out of 2500 accredited colleges and universities, by Affordable Colleges Online in 2019. In 2021, Best Value Schools ranked us as one of the Top Online Colleges and Best Affordable Online Degrees in the U.S.. We offer a fully-online Bachelor’s in Business Management degree as well as a FastTrack, self-paced associates degree among our online programs. Western's Online Program offers students more than 160 online courses, 11 degree programs, and 6 certificate programs. Check out which Online Learning Opportunity is right for you!
3. Western was ranked the #1 most affordable college in Wyoming
n 2019, Western offered $7,000,000 in scholarships, grants and financial aid. Western is the most affordable college in Wyoming, whether you are from Wyoming, out-of-state, an online learner, traditional student or non-traditional student. We have excellent resident hall facilities with a variety of room styles and rates for students who choose to live on campus, as well as an affordable meal plan options whether you live on campus or not. Check out Western's Financial Aid options.
4. Be a LEADER at Western
Western encourages students to take a leadership role in one of the 20 clubs on campus. Not only does this type of role look great on your resume, it helps develop important skills for the workplace after graduation. Western even has leadership scholarship opportunities! Learn more on our Club and Student Government page.
5. Hands on learning and small class sizes
Western’s faculty is known for caring about their students. The small class sizes, 13 students for every professor, make student learning more successful. Western was ranked #10 in the U.S. for Best Student to Faculty Ratio in 2021. Not only do students get more one-on-one time with their instructors, but they also get hands-on experience they wouldn’t see until years later at a four-year institution. Find out more about our faculty for your academic major and email them to learn more.
6. Campus is close to residence halls and includes free parking
With Wyoming’s incredible landscape also comes winter weather - great for outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding, but not always fun for commuting. Western’s residence halls are close to campus so you can get to class as quickly and as comfortably as possible. Check out our residence hall options here! Not only do you have a quick commute to class, but Western’s parking is always free - anywhere on campus. Check at our campus map to find out which parking lots are most convenient for you!
7. Vibrant campus with tons of student life activities
Our students can participate in intramural sports, dances, open-mic nights, movie nights, meet with friends in the game room, join clubs, attend off-campus trips and activities as well as enjoy the amenities our campus has to offer. Western offers outdoor rec courses like whitewater rafting, snowboarding, fly fishing, rock climbing and more. At Western, we care about your mental health too! Visit our Wellbeing and Accessibility office to chill out and relax or talk to someone about how you’re feeling. Visit our Student Life page for the details!
8. Earn money for college
Western has a multitude of scholarship opportunities available to all types of learners. We want you to get the highest quality education possible - without breaking the bank. Many of our students attend Western at an affordable rate and our financial aid department is ready to help you with that process. Find out what scholarships are available to you!
9. Research opportunities with faculty
Western’s small class sizes and hands-on learning opportunities allow students to participate in awesome research opportunities. Each year, students present their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Our student-faculty teams have presented their research around the nation, including the New England Science Symposium held at Harvard Medical School and in front of thousands at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, California. Learn more about Western’s research opportunities!
10. Faculty & Staff Who Care
Western is proud of our faculty and staff. A recurring theme in the feedback we receive from students is that Western employees truly care about the students attending this institution. Students come first in our books, and we make sure you feel that during your studies here. In each major program section you have access to email faculty directly to ask them questions to make sure you are headed down the right path!