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Wyoming Colleges Summary

Wyoming is the most sparsely populated state in the nation, so it's no surprise that it's home to fewer than a dozen colleges. However, U.S. News & World Report ranks Wyoming No. 5 in its "Best States for Higher Education" list due to the low cost of higher education, relatively high rate of community college graduation, and other factors.

There are two four-year universities in Wyoming. The University of Wyoming is a public college that offers degree programs in agriculture, engineering, and energy that reflect the state's agriculture and mining industries; Cheyenne is a private university that awards associate and bachelor's degrees to students planning careers in business, technology, and health care.

A system of seven community colleges in Wyoming confers certificates and associate degrees. And there are two private trade schools in the state, one specializing in beauty, the other an automotive technology school.

Online Education in Wyoming

The Wyoming Distance Education Consortium encourages collaboration between the state's community colleges and the University of Wyoming. Students can enroll in online classes or complete online degree programs from any of the colleges in the consortium. Wyoming participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), making it easier for students to take online courses offered by colleges based in other states.

Wyoming's Education Initiatives

Wyoming's Dual and Concurrent Enrollment program allows high school students to take college classes and earn college credit while satisfying high school graduation requirements.

For more information about Wyoming's higher education opportunities, visit the Wyoming Community Colleges Commission, the University of Wyoming, or the Wyoming Department of Education.

Sources:

  • National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator, Accessed April 2018, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  • Best States for Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, Accessed May 2018, https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings/education/higher-education
  • University of Wyoming, Accessed April 2018, http://www.uwyo.edu/
  • Wyoming Community Colleges, Accessed April 2018, https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/
  • Wyoming Department of Education, Accessed April 2018, https://edu.wyoming.gov/beyond-the-classroom/college-career/dual-enrollment/

Education Institutes in Wyoming
Total Number of Educational Institutes
11
Total Enrollment in all institutes
33,414
Number of Public Educational Institutes
8
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
1
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
2
Graduation Rate
6.42%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
804
On Campus and Online Programs in Wyoming
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
0
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
0
Number of Institutes Offering both
11
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Colleges and Universities in Wyoming
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Casper CollegeCasper3,626At least 2 but less than 4 years2,136137
Central Wyoming CollegeRiverton1,982At least 2 but less than 4 years2,136110
Eastern Wyoming CollegeTorrington1,604At least 2 but less than 4 years2,13653
Laramie County Community CollegeCheyenne4,118At least 2 but less than 4 years2,136118
Northwest CollegePowell1,656At least 2 but less than 4 years2,13671
Sheridan CollegeSheridan3,988At least 2 but less than 4 years2,13679
Western Wyoming Community CollegeRock Springs3,462At least 2 but less than 4 years2,13679
Wyotech-LaramieLaramie518At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A6
University of WyomingLaramie12,366Four or more years2,976205
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-CheyenneCheyenne49At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A3
CollegeAmerica-CheyenneCheyenne45Four or more years18,0215
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