Wyoming Private Colleges and Universities

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Private Colleges in Wyoming

Wyoming private colleges and universities offer a wide range of education programs with degrees and certificates up to the doctoral level, as well as professional degrees such as law and medicine. The state's largest city and capital is Cheyenne, home to a majority of the states private institutions and a community college.

In addition to the University of Wyoming, there are seven other public two-year colleges in the state as well as one private college, four private for-profit colleges and one tribal college.These Wyoming private colleges are diverse in character, academic emphasis, and origins. Some private colleges or schools have a religious affiliation; others are secular. Private colleges and universities may be profit or non-profit institutions. Typically, Wyoming independent colleges or private schools give weight to personal characteristics and activities in addition to considering GPA and test scores.

Private Colleges and Universities in Wyoming includes:

  • College America (Cheyenne)
  • Wyoming Technical Institute (Laramie)
  • University of Phoenix (Cheyenne)
  • Wyoming Catholic College (Lander)

The only private college in the state is Wyoming Catholic College, which is based out of Lander, Wyoming. It was founded in 2005, its first students were admitted in 2007 and the first class graduated in 2011. It does not have any specific major programs, and all graduates receive of a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. It is known for being one of the newest universities in the United States.

While many Wyoming private colleges and universities are considerably more expensive than comparable state institutions, they also tend to offer more generous financial aid packages. Many students have found the actual out-of-pocket cost to earn a degree from a private college in Wyoming to be less than the cost of the state schools to which they were accepted. On the one hand, Wyoming public colleges are usually less expensive, particularly for in-state residents. They get most of their money from the state or local government. Check out your state's Guide to Residency. Wyoming private colleges rely on tuition, fees, endowments, and other private sources of funding. On the other hand, Wyoming private colleges are usually smaller and can offer more personalized attention (and some believe, more prestige).

Wyoming Private Colleges and Universities

There are no private nonprofit degree-granting institutions in Wyoming.

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