Why This Matters


    Wyoming has 10 schools in the state ranging in size and specialty.


    Wyoming students who went to college full-time paid this amount for public in-state college education during the 2021-22 academic year, as reported by College Board. This is one of the most affordable tuition costs in comparison to other states.


    The average full-time college student in the United States was given this amount in student financial aid for the 2020-21 school year.

Our Research

This list features some of the best brick-and-mortar schools in Wyoming. Each school featured is a nonprofit, accredited institution — either public or private — with a high standard of academic quality for post-secondary institutions. We included liberal arts colleges and research universities as well as small, midsize, and large institutions. Next, we compared this comprehensive list to a list of aggregated college rankings from reputable publications like the U.S. News & World Report among others to simplify a student’s college search. We pored through these rankings so students don’t have to.

The colleges on our list are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a reputable organization that examines the objectives, quality, and overall effectiveness of education programs in the central United States.

We evaluated each school on tuition costs, admission, retention and graduation rates, faculty, and reputation as well as the student resources provided for on-campus students. Then we calculated the Intelligent Score on a scale of 0 to 100. Read more about our ranking methodology.

The Top Colleges in Wyoming

Best Colleges In Wyoming
Intelligent Pick
University of Wyoming


What You Should Know About Graduating From College in Wyoming

One way to make sure that your college education helps your future income is to look at the industries and careers that are growing or are most employable in your state and pursue a degree in the same field of study. The top five industries that showed a positive growth trend in an October 2021 report for Wyoming were leisure and hospitality; retail trade; financial activities; trade, transportation, and utilities; and professional and business services.

For careers requiring a bachelor’s degree, the five fastest-growing jobs in Wyoming are information security analysts, materials engineers, construction managers, management analysts, and market research analysts.

Some of the largest employers in the state, according to the list of the top 150 largest employers in Wyoming, include Cheyenne Regional Medical Ctr, Peabody Energy North Antelope, Axafina, Jackson Lake Lodge, and Sagebrush Elementary School.

What’s Next?

Students interested in attending college in Wyoming have a number of scholarship and financial aid programs available to them. Wyoming is known for having one of the most generous financial aid programs in the union that makes college affordable for nearly any person wanting to attend.

  • Wyoming Hathaway Scholarship Program. This scholarship program helps any high school student who meets certain academic standards as well as those who have a financial need to pay for college.
  • Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This program is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, and applicants can use their FASFA eligibility to qualify for financial need for the Hathaway Scholarship program. To apply, go to the online FAFSA form, or visit the FAFSA4caster to check your eligibility for federal aid.
  • CareerOneStop. CareerOneStop also has information for each state about financial aid for college in the form of scholarships and grants. Students can filter this source by degree type and the state where they plan to study to look up available financial aid such as grants, scholarships, and loans.