Best Colleges in Wyoming 2022

Here are the best colleges and universities in Wyoming. Our list will help you find the right kind of school for you.

Best Colleges in Wyoming 2022

Best Colleges in Wyoming

  1. University of Wyoming

Colleges and Universities in Wyoming

With an average in-state tuition of $5,220, Wyoming has the lowest cost for college in the country. The eight higher education institutions here are all public, and the tuition rates range from about $3,000 to just over $5,000. Located in Laramie, the University of Wyoming is the largest, with over 10,000 students in attendance. Its tuition of a little more than $5,000 makes it one of the most affordable universities in the nation.

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Students can earn degrees in fields such as anthropology, earth sciences, and economics. With student populations of less than 5,000, the remaining community colleges and four-year schools all charge affordable tuition rates of about $3,000. The largest community college is Laramie Country Community College, which awarded 741 degrees and certificates in the 2019–2020 academic year. Associate degrees in nursing or applied science are just some of the options available.

Cowboy songs, roaming bison, stunning mountain views, and the vast expanse of the Great Plains — Wyoming offers a true glimpse at the Old West in all its unspoiled glory. Home to both the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone, Wyoming offers some of the nation’s most breathtaking vistas. And a little-known but commendable fact about Wyoming: it was the first state to grant women the right to vote, earning its nickname, The Equality State. While Wyoming may be the least populous state in America, its higher education is also the most affordable in the nation.

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How do we determine Wyoming's best colleges and universities?


The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great! If you are serious about finding the best colleges and universities for a bachelor’s degree, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching and whether their graduates are themselves advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence in their fields of study.

Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Concentrated Influence provides a ranking that is freer from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

To rank the influence of schools, we first determine the influence of scholars and professionals based on the number of citations and publications they have had over the past 10 years. In addition to publications and citations, we consider the web links to and from these sources, and the page views of those sources. We then match the influential people to their alma maters and institutions of employment, so that their influence is attributed to those schools. Our machine-learning Influence Ranking algorithm produces a numerical score of academic achievements, merits, and citations across Wikipedia, wikidata, Crossref, Semantic Scholar and an ever-growing body of data. If you are interested in exploring how and why we rank by influence, explore our methodology in more depth.

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Best Colleges in Wyoming 2022

  1. #1

    University of Wyoming

    Laramie , WY

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    What is University of Wyoming known for?

    University of Wyoming’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Earth Sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Law
    • Mathematics
    • History
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Engineering
    • Political Science

    Most Influential Alumni

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2021 Ranking Archieve

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

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