NWCCD SEALThe Northern Wyoming Community College District is northern Wyoming’s educational epicenter. Encompassing three separate counties, and serving an estimated 4,000 students annually, Sheridan College, Gillette College and outreach centers in Buffalo, Kaycee and Wright, provide the educational framework for Wyoming’s current and future workforce. NWCCD is dedicated to serving the needs of its students through engaging lectures, hands-on learning using state-of-the-art technology, and by employing an enthusiastic staff whose number one goal is student success.

Degree and Training Options

Sheridan College and Gillette College offer associate of arts, associate of fine arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, certificate programs, and program tracks that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition, students may elect to enroll in career training, professional development courses and/or vocational/technical programs.

Advanced Degrees Through Distance Learning

A number of master’s and doctorate programs are available through distance learning agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

Our Campuses & Locations

Sheridan College

Sheridan College Main Campus
3059 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, WY
Sheridan College Broadway Center
245 Broadway
Sheridan, WY
Sheridan College Construction Technologies
244 N. Brooks Street
Sheridan, WY
Wyoming Culinary Institute
1841 S. Sheridan Avenue
Sheridan, WY
PO Box 1500
Sheridan, WY  82801
(307) 674-6446
(800) 913-9139
Sheridan College in Johnson County

Main Street
Buffalo, WY
(307) 674-6446, ext. 6000
(307) 684-2001
Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus

Located on Forest Service Road 293
Big Horn National Forest
Johnson County

Gillette College

Gillette College Main Campus
300 W. Sinclair
Gillette, WY
Gillette College Wright Outreach

City Hall
Wright, WY
300 W. Sinclair
Gillette, WY  82718
(307) 686-0254
(800) 544-5538


Northern Wyoming Community College District is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Certification is available in some technical programs through state and national program accreditation.

NWCCD’s Nursing Program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.  The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The College maintains institutional memberships in the American Association of Community Colleges, Council of North Central Two‐Year Colleges, the National Junior College Athletic Association and other professional organizations.

Student Characteristics

Total unduplicated fall headcount*: 4,430
Full-time Equivalent*: 2,650.38
Wyoming Residents*: 87.8%
From Sheridan, Johnson or Campbell counties*: 76.0%
Women*: 46.6%
Average age*: 26.9 years
Median age*: 20.5 years
2013-2014 Graduation Awards: 759
 Full-time enrolled students: 1,399
       Men / Women  44% / 56%
       Hispanic, any race   5.4%
       American Indian   1.6%
       Asian   0.6%
       Black   1.0%
       Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander     .04%
       White  88%
       Two or more races   2.3%
       Non-resident Alien   .5%
       unknown     0%
 2014-15 Full-time Student Federal PELL grant recipients (estimate )  707
       Men / Women  35% / 65%
       Hispanic, any race   8.63%
       American Indian   3.5%
       Asian     .57%
       Black   2.8%
       Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander      0%
       White 80.7%
       Two or more races   3.7%
       Non-resident Alien   0.0%
       unknown   0.0%
*Source: Fall 2014 Enrollment Report

Economic Impact

FY15 District Budget: $51.7 Million
Employees (IPEDS, Fall 2014): 285 full-time
  212 part-time
Budgeted Payroll (Salary & Benefits): $27 Million
Financial Aid (excludes loans):   $6.5 Million (awarded annually)