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12 Colleges in Wyoming

So you want to attend college in Wyoming?

If you call Wyoming home or are Wyoming implant, there are plenty reasons that you may want to attend college locally, ranging from local friends to the weather.

Top Schools

The highest-ranking colleges and universities in Wyoming in 2010, were:

  1. University of Wyoming - located in Laramie, it was ranked 68th in the nation
  2. WyoTech - located in Laramie, it was ranked 69th in the nation
  3. Western Wyoming Community College - located in Rock Springs, it was ranked 71st in the nation

 

Programs Offered

There are an estimated 51,475 students enrolled in one of the 71 bachelors degree programs offered at Wyoming colleges and universities. This is 13.4% of Wyoming's total student population of 146,231 students. Another 13.4% of Wyoming students are enrolled in one of Wyoming's 71 master's or Ph.D. level programs. The remaining 73.3% of students are pursuing credentials from one of Wyoming's 389 certificate or associate's degree programs.

In Wyoming, the most popular courses of study are:

  1. Automotive - 11% of students graduated from automotive programs
  2. Healthcare - 8% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  3. Nursing - 5% of students graduated from nursing programs

Tuition

In 2011, in-state tuition at Wyoming schools cost an average of $1,580 per year. Tuition at individual schools varied from $1,848 per year to $3,927 per year. In 2011, the Wyoming schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. University of Wyoming - located in Laramie, it charged students a tuition of $3,927 per year
  2. Laramie County Community College - located in Cheyenne, it charged students a tuition of $2,472 per year
  3. Sheridan College - located in Sheridan, it charged students a tuition of $2,322 per year

In 2011, the Wyoming schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. Casper College - located in Casper, it charged students a tuition of $1,848 per year
  2. Western Wyoming Community College - located in Rock Springs, it charged students a tuition of $1,994 per year
  3. Eastern Wyoming College - located in Torrington, it charged students a tuition of $2,016 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Wyoming received $99,705,132 in financial aid in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for 79% of this aid. In 2008, the following Wyoming colleges and universities provided the highest amount of institutional financial aid to students:

Wyoming Student Demographics

Wyoming schools have an average student population of 3,088 students, with only one school having a population of over 10,000 students. In 2010, the following the Wyoming colleges and universities had the largest student populations:

  1. University of Wyoming - located in Laramie, it had 12,427 students
  2. Laramie County Community College - located in Cheyenne, it had 4,905 students
  3. Casper College - located in Casper, it had 4,478 students

The Wyoming colleges and universities with the smallest student population were:

  1. University of Phoenix-Cheyenne Campus - located in Cheyenne, it had 10 students
  2. Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture - located in Cheyenne, it had 38 students
  3. College America-Cheyenne - located in Cheyenne, it had 174 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, Wyoming schools graduated 13,397 students. The following Wyoming colleges and universities had the highest graduation rates in 2010:

  1. WyoTech - located in Laramie, it had a graduation rate of 83%
  2. Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture - located in Cheyenne, it had a graduation rate of 79%
  3. Western Wyoming Community College - located in Rock Springs, it had a graduation rate of 55%

The graduation rates were lowest at the following Wyoming schools:

  1. Laramie County Community College - located in Cheyenne, it had a graduation rate of 17%
  2. Sheridan College - located in Sheridan, it had a graduation rate of 26%
  3. Casper College - located in Casper, it had a graduation rate of 27%

Diversity

The student population at Wyoming schools is not very diverse. In 2009, only about 17 in every 100 students at Wyoming colleges were from a racial or ethnic minority background. About 51% of undergraduates at Wyoming colleges and universities were female. Approximately 39% of Wyoming students were older than 24 years of age in 2009. The following Wyoming colleges and universities had the greatest percentage of minority students:

  1. University of Phoenix-Cheyenne Campus - located in Cheyenne, 40% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. College America-Cheyenne - located in Cheyenne, 30% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Central Wyoming College - located in Riverton, 26% of students were from minority backgrounds

Wyoming Faculty Demographics

Like the students at Wyoming schools, the faculty at Wyoming colleges and universities is not also diverse. In 2009, 27% of faculty at Wyoming schools were from a racial or ethnic minority background. Amongst Wyoming faculty, the female to male ratio was 1 to 1.

Faculty to Student Ratio

In 2009, on average for every 100 students, there were 6 faculty at Wyoming schools. The following colleges and universities in Wyoming schools had the largest number of faculty for each student:

  1. University of Phoenix-Cheyenne Campus
  2. Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture
  3. College America-Cheyenne

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Check out our list of the Top 50 Jobs in Wyoming!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 8,030 $24,550 $25,000 4.3%
2
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 6,190 $28,780 $32,000 16.1%
3
General and Operations Managers+ 5,170 $91,190 $113,100 -0.4%
4
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 5,070 $34,150 $35,340 0.0%
5
Registered Nurses+ 4,790 $58,750 $67,720 21.6%
6
Office Clerks, General+ 3,400 $29,000 $28,240 27.8%
7
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 3,250 $63,840 $62,260 9.8%
8
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 3,010 $56,330 $54,330 12.3%
9
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 2,970 $27,260 $25,140 -0.7%
10
Electricians+ 2,810 $51,090 $51,810 39.1%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 2,740 $34,880 $39,890 13.7%
12
Carpenters+ 2,630 $41,720 $43,890 6.5%
13
Construction Laborers+ 2,550 $31,160 $33,590 12.3%
14
Cooks, Restaurant+ 2,260 $23,540 $23,260 -2.2%
15
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 2,170 $43,680 $50,770 14.8%
16
Accountants and Auditors+ 1,670 $62,000 $68,960 11.3%
17
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 1,430 $44,700 $50,360 70.2%
18
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 1,410 $58,290 $54,880 0.0%
19
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 1,400 $38,670 $38,200 -3.4%
20
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 1,300 $49,250 $55,620 12.1%
21
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 1,250 $39,420 $45,860 -27.3%
22
Medical Secretaries+ 1,220 $30,070 $31,820 121.8%
23
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 1,190 $49,100 $42,250 58.7%
24
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 1,160 $23,600 $24,180 3.6%
25
Cooks, Fast Food+ 1,080 $19,150 $18,540 -28.5%
26
Home Health Aides+ 1,030 $24,540 $21,760 -20.2%
27
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 960 $40,530 $42,780 9.1%
28
Managers, All Other+ 870 $74,120 $102,160 -21.6%
29
Civil Engineers+ 830 $69,410 $82,280 22.1%
30
Security Guards+ 820 $28,210 $26,870 -4.7%
31
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 800 $28,300 $30,100 -11.1%
32
Loan Officers+ 760 $59,630 $65,900 26.7%
33
Forest and Conservation Technicians+ 750 $32,410 $36,860 27.1%
34
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 740 $39,810 $41,360 1.4%
35
Lawyers+ 710 $95,600 $129,440 10.9%
36
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School+ 690 $56,650 $55,220 4.5%
37
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 630 $44,140 $43,850 8.6%
38
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 620 $25,000 $26,510 -1.6%
39
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 610 $56,510 $55,970 48.8%
40
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 610 $26,480 $29,200 79.4%
41
Chemical Plant and System Operators+ 610 $63,600 $54,700
42
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics+ 580 $32,190 $33,300 61.1%
43
Financial Managers+ 570 $85,810 $116,970 -8.1%
44
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers+ 550 $64,690 $57,510 -6.8%
45
Petroleum Engineers+ 530 $86,930 $127,970 60.6%
46
Dental Assistants+ 520 $31,280 $34,140 10.6%
47
Coaches and Scouts+ 520 $35,450 $35,950 -27.8%
48
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other+ 520 $63,600 $71,280 33.3%
49
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 510 $72,980 $93,670 -8.9%
50
Medical Assistants+ 500 $28,570 $29,760 31.6%