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2022 Best Colleges in Wyoming

8 Colleges
$33,938 Avg Salary*
26% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options you have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Top Wyoming Schools ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 8 schools in Wyoming to determine which ones were the best in terms of overall quality. To come up with this ranking, we look at more than 20 factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include freshman retention, graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, and post graduate earnings, among other things.

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Top Colleges in Wyoming

Learn more about these excellent schools below:

#1

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming tops this year’s ranking as the best school in Wyoming for overall quality. UW is a fairly large public school situated in Laramie, Wyoming. It awarded 3,143 bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020.

The low student loan default rate of 4.5% is a good sign that students have an easier time paying off their loans than they might at other schools. For comparison, the national default rate is 10.1% During the early years of their career, graduates from UW make an average of $47,300 a year.

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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Northern Wyoming Community College District helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in Wyoming. This small public school is located in Sheridan, Wyoming, and it awarded 470 bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Northern Wyoming Community College District is $35,400 during the early years of their career.

Full Northern Wyoming Community College District Report

#3

Laramie County Community College

Cheyenne, Wyoming

A rank of #3 on our Best Colleges in Wyoming list means Laramie County Community College is a great place for students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the small public school awarded 537 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2019-2020.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from LCCC make an average of $34,600 per year during the early years of their career.

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#4

Central Wyoming College

Riverton, Wyoming

Out of the 8 schools in Wyoming that were part of this year’s ranking, Central Wyoming College landed the #4 spot on the list.Riverton, Wyoming is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 213 students in 2019-2020.

The student loan default rate at the school is 3.8%, which is quite low when compared to the national default rate of 10.1% The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from CWC is $28,400 during the early years of their career.

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#5

Eastern Wyoming College

Torrington, Wyoming

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Eastern Wyoming College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in Wyoming. This small public school is located in Torrington, Wyoming, and it awarded 160 bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Wyoming College go into careers with an average salary of $28,500 during the early years of their career.

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#6

Casper College

Casper, Wyoming

Casper College did quite well in the 2022 Best Colleges in Wyoming ranking, coming in at #6. This small public school is located in Casper, Wyoming, and it awarded 595 bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Casper College is $35,500 during the early years of their career.

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#7

Northwest College

Powell, Wyoming

Northwest College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges in Wyoming list. Northwest Community College is a public institution located in Powell, Wyoming. The school has a small population, and it awarded 291 bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $30,000 during the early years of their career..

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#8

Western Wyoming Community College

Rock Springs, Wyoming

With a ranking of #8, Western Wyoming Community College did quite well on the 2022 Best Colleges in Wyoming list. WWCC is a small public school situated in Rock Springs, Wyoming. It awarded 258 bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from WWCC go into careers with an average salary of $31,800 during the early years of their career.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

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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