2020 Best Online Community Colleges in Wyoming

By OnlineU Staff | Updated 5/7/2020
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These seven community colleges in Wyoming allow students to earn an online associate degree or certificate. Four of the schools ranked here have annual tuitions under $3,000, including #4-ranked Central Wyoming College, which offers 4 different online associate degrees. Laramie County Community College, ranked #1, also has an impressive selection of online programs. Students can choose from 16 different online associate degrees, including an Associate of Applied Science in Business and an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems.

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RankSchool Annual Tuition Locations
# 1 #1 Laramie County Community College $4,432 Cheyenne
# 2 #2 Casper College $4,050 Casper
# 3 #3 Sheridan College $3,570 Sheridan
# 4 #4 Central Wyoming College $2,970 Riverton
# 5 #5 Northwest College - WY $2,970 Powell
# 6 #6 Western Wyoming Community College $2,970 Rock Springs
# 7 #7 Eastern Wyoming College $2,970 Torrington

2020 Online Community Colleges in Wyoming - Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

#1 Laramie County Community College

  • Annual Tuition: $4,432
  • Locations: Cheyenne
  • Accreditation: HLC

Laramie County Community College offers several associate degrees, certificates, and credit diplomas for distance learners looking for a flexible way to advance their formal education. Programs that are available to complete entirely online include both an Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, an Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity, an Associate of Science in Homeland Security, an Associate of Arts in Government Studies, and an Associate of Arts in Education. Interested applicants are encouraged to ensure they are equipped with the self-discipline, time, computer skills, and internet access necessary before considering an online program through the school.

#2 Casper College

  • Annual Tuition: $4,050
  • Locations: Casper
  • Accreditation: HLC

Casper College offers multiple associate degrees available to complete both exclusively online and in a hybrid format. Examples of 100-percent online programs include an Associate of Business in Accounting, an Associate of Science in Agriculture, an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education, an Associate of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy, and an Associate of Science in Psychology. Certificates in hospitality and tourism management, office management, and fire science can also be earned entirely online. Online courses are conducted in both asynchronous and synchronous formats.

#3 Sheridan College

  • Annual Tuition: $3,570
  • Locations: Sheridan
  • Accreditation: HLC

Sheridan College allows distance learners to complete a number of associate degrees through its online program. Online students are equipped with multiple academic resources including an online library, online bookstore, and a student help-zone. New students begin the courses after taking an online learning orientation that prepares them for the flexible learning format. Classes follow a regular system schedule and are offered synchronously. Degrees available to earn online include an AAS in Business, an AA in English, Business, History, General Studies, and Social Science, and an AS in Early Childhood Education, General Science, and General Studies. Certificates are also available and include IT support technician, cyber security, and business.

#4 Central Wyoming College

  • Annual Tuition: $2,970
  • Locations: Riverton
  • Accreditation: HLC

The following degrees are available to obtain through Central Wyoming College’s online learning program: an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, an Associate of Arts in Social Science, an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management, an Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, and an Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies with an emphasis in homeland security. Students should anticipate spending anywhere from three to 12 hours of class time and studying per course each week. Online students correspond with their instructors via phone, email, and discussion forums.

#5 Northwest College - WY

  • Annual Tuition: $2,970
  • Locations: Powell
  • Accreditation: HLC

Northwest College offers two online associate degrees: an AA in Social Science and an AA in Sociology. More than 60 online courses are offered in the fall of 2020 and all online classes are delivered via the Moodle learning management system. Distance students can take advantage of an online tutoring service called NetTutor. Tutoring is available 24/7 and in a variety of subjects including accounting, writing, psychology, and science.

#6 Western Wyoming Community College

  • Annual Tuition: $2,970
  • Locations: Rock Springs
  • Accreditation: HLC

Multiple associate degrees and certificates are offered through Western Wyoming Community College’s distance learning program. All classwork can be done entirely online, with associate degrees averaging two years to complete. Certificates offered include accounting (a one-year program), digital design technologies (a 20-hour program), and a website development certificate (an 18-hour program). Associate programs offered include an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, an Associate of Arts in Social Science, an Associate of Arts in Social Work, an Associate of Arts in Sociology, an Associate of Applied Science in Office Information Systems, an Associate of Science in Accounting, an Associate of Science in Business Administration, and an Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems.

#7 Eastern Wyoming College

  • Annual Tuition: $2,970
  • Locations: Torrington
  • Accreditation: HLC

Both certificates and associate degrees are offered through Eastern Wyoming College’s distance learning program. All courses are offered online and conducted in both asynchronous and synchronous formats. Students can choose a Certificate in Child Development, an AS in Interdisciplinary Studies, an AA in Interdisciplinary Studies, an AA in Elementary Education, an AA in Early Childhood Education, an AA in Criminal Justice, or an AAS in Business Administration. Online students have access to academic resources including tutoring services, distance learning support, and a bookstore.

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