The University of Wyoming

by TBS Staff

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  • Six regional centers that deliver higher education to Wyoming counties located outside of Laramie
  • Highly competitive tuition rates and fees
  • Branch campus located in Casper, Wyoming


The University of Wyoming (UW) continues to live up to its 1914 commitment of providing quality education beyond the geographic confines of Laramie. UW is scenically located between the Snowy Range and Laramie Mountains at an elevation of 7,220 feet. The university has an additional campus located in Casper and six regional centers.

UW’s distance education program runs the gamut of offerings including certificates, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. UW delivers approximately 90 graduate degree programs in addition to its 80 undergraduate programs across seven colleges, which cover subject areas including agriculture and natural resources, arts and sciences, business, and engineering and applied science.

University of Wyoming Statistics

Public/Private Public nonprofit
Accreditation Higher Learning Commission
Acceptance Rate 95.1%
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 15–to–1
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 72%
Graduation Rate 54%
Required Standardized Test(s) SAT or ACT
Date Founded 1886
Colors Brown and gold

University of Wyoming Online’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

University of Wyoming is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


Program Level Cost
Undergraduate In–State $16,588/year
Undergraduate Out–of–State $29,158/year
Graduate In–State $6,289/year
Graduate Out–of–State $16,009/year


UW requires official high school transcripts, submitted directly from the school, for undergraduate applicants. The university admits students with an ACT score of 21 or an SAT score of 1060and charges a one–time $40 application fee, which cannot be refunded.

UW’s admission requirements and application processes vary for graduate degree programs. Candidates must inquire about specific requirements by contacting their graduate program directly.

Contact Information

Online Degrees Offered

The University of Wyoming offers three online bachelor’s degrees, twelve online master’s degrees, and four online doctoral degrees.

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