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, applications, 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.
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 to attend the university or one of the community colleges.
- 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.