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 2020-21 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 2019-20 school year.

Our Research

This list is a compilation of the best colleges in Wyoming. We reviewed all higher-learning institutions that offer either on-campus or online classes, which range from major universities to community colleges and technical schools.

The vast majority of the colleges on our list have been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which has an accreditation process that evaluates colleges for integrity, ethical behavior, and high-quality coursework and instruction.

We evaluated each program on the basis of flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. Then we calculated the Intelligent Score for each program on a scale from 0 to 100. For a more extensive explanation, check out Our Ranking Methodology.

  • 67 hours to write this article
  • 58 universities and colleges we assessed
  • 140 education programs we compared

The Top 4 Colleges in Wyoming

Best Colleges In Wyoming
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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 2020 report for Wyoming were government; trade, transportation and utilities; goods-producing services; leisure and hospitality; and retail trade.

For careers requiring a bachelor’s degree, the five fastest-growing jobs in Wyoming are petroleum engineers, fine arts (including painters, sculptors, and illustrators), sales engineers, software developers, and athletic trainers.

Some of the largest employers in the state, according to the list of the top 50 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.