WY Community College Enrollment Among Highest in Nation

Laramie, WY – A study released by the Rockefeller Institute of Government in New York finds that Wyoming's community colleges have one of the highest enrollments in the nation.

Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission, Jim Rose, says that's partly because there are only two four-year colleges in Wyoming, and not all students can attend it. But he says community colleges are also well-funded by the state, so they attract many students who can afford only a modest tuition.

Rose says the Hathaway Program helps as well.

The study found that over 4 percent of Wyoming's adult population is currently enrolled in a community college either full- or part-time.