Wyoming’s Best Community Colleges of 2021

The best community colleges provide an effective springboard into higher education, offering students high-quality two-year degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. The top-rated community colleges in Wyoming offer a broad selection of associate’s degrees, affordable tuition rates, and strong partnerships with public four-year schools so that students can easily transfer their credits into accredited bachelor’s degree programs.

Wyoming’s Best Community Colleges of 2021

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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What are Wyoming’s Colleges & Universities?


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How do we determine Wyoming's best community colleges?

Methodology

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why, at the undergraduate level, we rank the best colleges and universities based on what we call “Concentrated Influence”. Concentrated Influence takes the combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers (including faculty and alums) and divides it by the school’s total number of undergraduates.

Using concentrated influence gives small and mid-sized schools an opportunity to shine by taking away the size advantage of larger universities. A small school with proportionately more influential faculty than a large school, whose influence in absolute terms may be bigger, will nonetheless score higher in a concentrated influence ranking. Our approach highlights undergraduate schools that truly rank for excellence, regardless of size.

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.

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


We’ve identified 7 community colleges in Wyoming. The following list shows the best community colleges in the state.

Best Community Colleges in Wyoming

  1. Tuition + fees

    $3K

    Graduation

    34%

    Student body

    2K

    What is Western Wyoming Community College known for?

    Western Wyoming Community College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • History
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Sciences
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • Anthropology
    • Medical
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  2. Tuition + fees

    $5K

    Graduation

    33%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Central Wyoming College known for?

    Central Wyoming College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Business
    • Computer Science
    • Nursing
    • Mathematics
    • Communications
    • Engineering
    • Literature
    • Earth Sciences
    • Criminal Justice

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  3. Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Graduation

    27%

    Student body

    3K

    What is Laramie County Community College known for?

    Laramie County Community College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Psychology
    • Law
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Engineering
    • Business
    • Biology
    • Social Work
    • Medical
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  4. #4

    Casper College

    Casper , WY

    Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Graduation

    40%

    Student body

    2K

    What is Casper College known for?

    Casper College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Business
    • Medical
    • Education
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Law
    • Earth Sciences
    • Physics

    Most Influential Alumni

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  5. #5

    Northwest College

    Powell , WY

    Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Graduation

    44%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Northwest College known for?

    Northwest College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • History
    • Political Science
    • Education
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Sociology
    • Computer Science
    • Medical

    Most Influential Alumni

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  6. #6

    Sheridan College

    Sheridan , WY

    Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Graduation

    42%

    Student body

    2K

    What is Sheridan College known for?

    Sheridan College ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Nursing
    • Biology
    • History
    • Business
    • Engineering
    • Literature
    • Medical
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
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  7. #7

    Eastern Wyoming College

    Torrington , WY

    Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Graduation

    40%

    Student body

    <1K

    What is Eastern Wyoming College known for?

    Eastern Wyoming College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Business
    • Mathematics
    • Medical
    • Literature

    Most Influential Alumni

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