About Central Wyoming College
The Central Wyoming College campus is located in Riverton and has off-campus sites in Jackson, Lander, Thermopolis, Dubois and the Wind River Indian Reservation. The college also delivers college coursework nationwide via a variety of distance delivery methods.
The college offers a wide variety of programs and services to students and businesses and community members of all ages. Programs include career-technical (applied) programs specifically for students looking to immediately enter the job market and academic transfer programs for students planning to continue on for bachelor and advanced degrees.
CWC's services reach far beyond providing educational programs. The college is the cultural center for the region. With one of the finest visual and performing arts centers in the region, CWC offers a full slate of cultural activities. Professional touring groups augments concerts, exhibits and theater productions by CWC visual and performing artists.
The college is also the home of Wyoming PBS, the state's only public broadcasting station.
About the Community
The Central Wyoming College campus is located in Fremont County on the outskirts of Riverton, a city of about 10,000 on the banks of the Wind River. The campus and community lie in the Wind River Valley, a large lowland area bounded by mountains on three sides. The area has a wide range of environmental zones from cold desert to alpine. Lakes and streams are abundant. Gannett Peak, Wyoming's highest mountain, is in close proximity to where the Wind River Mountains adjoin the valley.
The valley has a rich cultural history. A large portion is occupied by the Wind River Indian Reservation, home of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. The rendezvous of the mountain men was held in the south portion in the early 1800s. Gold mining in the Wind River and Absaroka Mountains has now yielded to natural resource development. The abandoned Oregon, California and Mormon trails are nearby and even today can be traced for great distances.
Recreational opportunities are virtually unlimited. Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Hot Springs State Park and extensive forested lands are within easy driving distance. Outdoor activities include skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, photography, horseback riding, golfing and swimming.