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2021 Best Colleges for the Money (With Aid) in Wyoming

1 College
$11,866 Avg Cost (With Aid)*
4.6 Years Avg Time to Graduate*

Trying to decide what college is best for you is no easy matter. College Factual has developed its Best Wyoming Schools For The Money For Those Getting Aid ranking as one tool you can use to help make this decision.

Find out more about our ranking methodology.

Our average cost calculation adds up all expenses, such as tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other expenses, and then subtracts the average financial aid awarded to a student. This gives a rough estimation of how much money you can expect to pay out-of-pocket or through loans each year.

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Top College for the Money in Wyoming

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University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming tops this year’s ranking as the best school for overall value for the money with aid in Wyoming. Located in Laramie, Wyoming, the fairly large public school handed out 2,387 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

It takes the average student at U of Wyoming about 4.6 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $11,866 for students who receive aid. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of Wyoming is about $55,058. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

The student loan default rate at the school is 4.9%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1%. U of Wyoming did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges in Wyoming list.

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Notes and References


*These values are for the top school only.

  • For our state-specific rankings, we use in-state tuition to calculate average cost. For our national and regional rankings, we use a weighted average of in-state and non-resident tuition.


  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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