Wyoming Catholic College

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Wyoming Catholic College
Motto Wisdom in God's Country
Type Private
Established 2005
President Dr. Kevin Roberts, Ph.D
Academic staff
Students 150 (2015)
Undergraduates 150
Postgraduates 0
Location Lander, Wyoming, USA
Campus Rural Town
Nickname WCC
Mascot Cowboys/All Saints
Affiliations Roman Catholic (Ex Corde Ecclesiae)
Website wyomingcatholiccollege.com

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 Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

The college takes no federal aid money.[1]


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.[2]


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.[3]

As of Fall 2015, there were 150 students.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Healy, Jack (April 11, 2015). "To keep free of federal reins, Wyoming Catholic College rejects student aid". New York Times. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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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