Wyoming Catholic College
|Wyoming Catholic College|
|Motto||Wisdom in God's Country|
|President||Dr. Kevin Roberts, Ph.D|
|Location||Lander, Wyoming, USA|
|Affiliations||Roman Catholic (Ex Corde Ecclesiae)|
Wyoming Catholic College is a private, Catholic liberal arts college in Lander, Wyoming. It uses the town's sole Catholic church and accompanying facilities as an interim campus. WCC is the only private four-year institution of higher education in the state. It is endorsed by the The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.
The college takes no federal aid money.
WCC is one of the newest colleges in the United States, admitting its first class in 2007 and graduating them in the spring of 2011. WCC was granted Institutional Preaccreditation status by the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) on September 1, 2010.
Because it offers a four-year, integrated, Great Books curriculum, Wyoming Catholic College has no majors, minors, specialized degrees or graduate programs; it awards graduating students the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. There were 115 students enrolled in fall 2013.
As of Fall 2014, there were 124 students.
The curriculum was designed to give students a general liberal arts education through a study of the Great Books. It uses an Outdoor Leadership Program to take students into the nearby Wind River Mountains to teach leadership, and decision-making skills.
- Healy, Jack (April 11, 2015). "To keep free of federal reins, Wyoming Catholic College rejects student aid". New York Times. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
- FAQs at wyomingcatholiccollege.com. Accessed 2011-10-13. "The conferral of this status “signifies institutional integrity and a strong commitment to undergraduate education,” according to AALE’s Standards and Criteria for Program Accreditation. This status of accreditation allows Wyoming Catholic College to operate in an accredited manner until it receives full Institutional Accreditation in the next few months.
- Etienne, Paul (August 27, 2013). "Meet the New President...of Wyoming Catholic College". Bishop's Blog. Diocese of Cheyenne. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
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