5 Biggest Colleges in Wyoming

Not only does Wyoming have natural beauty, but it also has a number of colleges at affordable prices.

Due to its unique location, LCCC provides the chance to take interesting classes like Geology of Yellowstone Park.

By Adam Jazairi

For many students, an urban setting may be the ideal campus environment. But what if you can’t live without nature? If this sounds familiar, Wyoming might be the perfect place to go to school.

Of course, if you make the decision to go to college in Wyoming, you’ll want to know about tuition costs and the strengths of each college’s academics. Fortunately, we’ve compiled this list of Wyoming’s largest colleges, along with a variety of pertinent information.

5. Sheridan College

Type: Public Vocational School

Enrollment: 3,277

Cost: In-state: $2,016, Out-of-state: $4,992

Best Programs: Because of its rural location, Sheridan College's strengths include sustainable food systems, agricultural business and agricultural science.

Fun Fact: Sheridan College offers graduate degrees through academic agreements with nearby universities.

4. Western Wyoming Community College

Type: Community College

Enrollment: 3,322

Cost: In-state: $1,828, Out-of-state: $4,644

Best Program: The associate of nursing degree is one of Western Wyoming Community College’s most popular programs of study.

Fun Fact: Starting with just 40 students in 1959, WWCC now enrolls more than 3,000 students each year.

3. Casper College

Type: Community College

Enrollment: 4,192

Cost: In-state: $1,668, Out-of-state: $4,644

Best Programs: Casper College provides academics as well as technical training, in areas ranging from English literature to construction work.

Fun Fact: Casper College’s tuition rates are among the lowest in the country.

2. Laramie County Community College

Type: Community College

Enrollment: 4,763

Cost: In-state: $2,088, Out-of-state: $5,064

Best Programs: As a community college, Laramie County Community College excels in two-year vocational training programs like computer information systems and criminal justice.

Fun Fact: Due to its unique location, LCCC provides the chance to take interesting classes like Geology of Yellowstone Park.

1. University of Wyoming

Type: Public University

Enrollment: 12,875

Cost: In-state: $3,366, Out-of-state: $9,750

Best Programs: The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming features a very progressive Ecosystem Science and Management Program.

Fun Fact: The recently opened Energy Innovation Center is an exciting opportunity for students interested in working for energy companies.

Quick Tips

  • Interested in a bachelor’s degree? Since tuition is comparatively low in Wyoming, a good strategy might be to enroll in a community college, then transfer to a four-year school.
  • Wyoming offers a variety of opportunities for the skilled trades. If you’d like to pursue an academic field, it might be wise to look at academics in nearby states.
  • Don’t forget to look into private scholarships for additional financial aid. Try our scholarship finder.

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