Six Community Colleges Pursue Four-Year Degrees

SHERIDAN — Six of Wyoming’s seven community colleges have begun the process of seeking approval to offer Bachelor of Applied Sciences degrees to their students.

The bill granting Wyoming’s seven community colleges permission to begin the accreditation process was sponsored by Sen. Tara Nethercott, R-Cheyenne, and signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon March 15, 2019. Laramie County Community College and Central Wyoming College are the two campuses furthest along in the process, having received approval to move forward with the degrees from the Wyoming Community College Commission on Oct. 24 in Gillette.

Also in attendance at the meeting were University of Wyoming President Neil Theobald and Sen. Jeff Wasserburger, R-Gillette.

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