List of Community Colleges in Wyoming

By | March 1, 2019

How many community colleges in Wyoming? There are a total of 7 two-year, public community colleges and trade schools located throughout the state of Wyoming. For each school, you can see its contact information, academic calendar, campus environment, and number of students enrolled. Schools in Wyoming are listed alphabetically.

Casper College

Address: 125 College Dr, Casper, WY 82601
Phone Number: (307) 268-2110
President: Dr. Walter H. Nolte
Type of School: Public, 2-Year
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degree Offered: Associate’s Degree
Campus Settings: Small City
Number of Students: 4,192
Abbreviation: CC

Casper College

Central Wyoming College

Address: 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY 82501
Phone Number: (800) 735-8418, College President: Dr. Jo Anne Mcfarland
Type of School: Public, 2-Year
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degree Offered: Associate’s Degree
Campus Settings: Remote Town
Number of Students: 2,024
Abbreviation: CWC, Central

Central Wyoming College

Eastern Wyoming College

Address: 3200 West C St, Torrington, WY 82240
Phone Number: (307) 532-8200
President: Dr. Thomas Armstrong
Type of School: Public, 2-Year
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degree Offered: Associate’s Degree
Campus Settings: Remote Town
Number of Students: 1,505

Eastern Wyoming College

Laramie County Community College

Address: 1400 E College Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82007
Phone Number: (307) 778-5222 x1357
President: Darrel L. Hammon
Type of School: Public, 2-Year
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degree Offered: Associate’s Degree
Campus Settings: Rural Fringe
Number of Students: 4,763
Abbreviation: LCCC, L Triple C

Laramie County Community College

Northwest College

Address: 231 W 6th St, Powell, WY 82435
Phone Number: (307) 754-6000
President: Paul B. Prestwich
Type of School: Public, 2-Year
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degree Offered: Associate’s Degree
Campus Settings: Remote Town
Number of Students: 1,747

Northwest College

Sheridan College

Address: 3059 S Coffeen Ave, Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone Number: (307) 674-6446 x0
President: Kevin Drumm
Type of School: Public, 2-Year
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degree Offered: Associate’s Degree
Campus Settings: Remote Town
Number of Students: 3,277
Abbreviation: Sheridan College

Western Wyoming Community College

Address: 2500 College Dr, Rock Springs, WY 82902
Phone Number: (307) 382-1600
President: Karla Leach
Type of School: Public, 2-Year
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degree Offered: Associate’s Degree
Campus Settings: Remote Town
Number of Students: 3,322
Abbreviation: WWCC, Western

Early History of Wyoming

In 1812, an expedition of the Pacific Fur Company led by Robert Stewart, returning to the US East from Oregon, discovered a pass in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Wyoming, which received the name “South Pass” (South Pass, “South Pass”).

This is one of the lowest (2301 meters above sea level) points of the Continental Divide and one of the few places where westbound wagons could cross the Rocky Mountains. Later, it was through this pass that the “Oregon Trail” ran, the famous route along which thousands of migrants passed and drove from the Great Plains region of the United States to the Pacific coast, to the Oregon valleys. Branches from the “Oregon Trail” became the “Bozeman Road” (leading to Montana), “California Trail” (to Nevada and California), “Mormon Trail” (to Utah). Today the South Passage is a US National Historic Landmark.

One of the most famous landmarks on the Oregon Trail was Independence Rock, a huge (about forty meters high) granite rock.

From 1824 to 1840, in Wyoming, large fur companies repeatedly held “Rendezvous of the Rocky Mountains”, a kind of fair for fur hunters, where they sold their booty and replenished supplies.

In 1850, pioneer and hunter Jim Bridger discovered another convenient pass in the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming, which was later named after him. Bridger also explored the Yellowstone area, but his stories, like those of John Colter’s earlier descriptions, were dismissed as fiction.