Laramie County Community College is a two-year public school located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. LCCC was established in 1968 and now has campuses in Cheyenne and Laramie and outreach centers at F.E. Warren Air Force Base and in Pine Bluffs.
Laramie County Community College’s campus in Southern Wyoming covers over 270 acres in Cheyenne and has over 20 buildings. Some facilities at the campus include: state-of-the-art Smart classrooms, fully equipped classrooms and computer labs, a state-of-the-art science complex, three residence halls, and a health science center that opened in 2009.
Laramie County Community College offers 25 certificates of completion and almost 80 associate’s degrees. Academic divisions include: Arts and Humanities; Business, Agriculture, and Computer Technology; Education, Natural, and Social Sciences; Health Sciences and Wellness; and Workforce and Community Development.
Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend in traditional classroom settings as well as in online courses and teleconference courses. The school has articulation agreements with nearly 20 universities to make sure that most classes will transfer. LCCC uses a semester-based academic calendar.
Laramie County Community College has 5,177 students (all undergraduates) and 337 faculty members, giving the university a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 103 teach full-time and 234 teach part-time. About 43% of undergraduate students study full-time and 57% study part-time.
The student body contains 58% female students and 42% male students. About 82% of all students are white with the remaining students being Hispanic (9%), black (5%), Asian (2%), and American Indian (1%). About 63% of students are ages 24 and under with 37% of students being ages 25 and above. About 77% of students are from Wyoming, 21% are from out-of-state, and 2% are from a foreign country.
The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 58% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 30%. The overall graduation rate is 13% and the overall transfer-out rate is 33%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 12% for males and 14% for females.
About 8% of students live on-campus. Living on campus offers comfortable, high-tech living; fun events and activities; 24/7 security; and a hassle-free meal plan. Students have the opportunity to select floor designations that meet their interests: Quiet Study floor, Substance Free floor, All Female/All Male floor, and Special Accommodations floors. Meal plans are included in the cost of the Residence Hall and are not optional.
Students have access to services such as: ROTC (Army, Air Force), remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus daycare.
The LCCC “Golden Eagles” compete in men's basketball, women's volleyball and men's and women's soccer in Region IX of the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Tuition costs $2,544 per year for in-state students and $5,952 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost $1,320 per year. On-campus living is estimated to cost $7,338 per year with $1,808 in additional living expenses. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $6,300 per year with $2,448 in additional living expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered.
Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. FAFSA forms will be available for the fall semester beginning in January and the priority deadline is April 1. Approximately 85% of those attending Laramie County Community College receive financial aid. The average amount of federal, state, or local aid is $6,621 and the average amount of student loans is $3,282.
Laramie County Community College has an open admissions policy. To be considered eligible for enrollment, students must have taken the ACT within a year of the application deadline. Students who have not must take an entrance placement examination. Students also need to submit official high school or GED transcripts and official transcripts from any college attended. These transcripts must be sent to LCCC for financial aid and graduation eligibility. Orientations are held for new students every May, June, July, and August.
Laramie County Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,915
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