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2021 Best Colleges for the Money in Wyoming

1 College
$13,982 Avg Cost*
4.6 Years Avg Time to Graduate*

Trying to decide what college is best for you is no easy matter. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Value Wyoming Schools ranking.

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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

Learn more about the top school below:

#1

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

Our 2021 rankings named University of Wyoming the best school for overall value in Wyoming for students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Laramie, Wyoming, the fairly large public school handed out 2,387 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at U of Wyoming to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $13,982. This means that the average student pays around $64,876 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of Wyoming. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The school has an impressive student loan default rate. It’s only 4.9%, which is much lower than the national rate of 10.1%. U of Wyoming also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges in Wyoming rankings.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

  • 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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