Best Value Colleges in Wyoming

PayScale’s College ROI Report only includes one school in Wyoming, but that college gives students a good return on investment nonetheless.

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Rank
School Name
Annual ROI
20 Year ROI annualized to represent the % of expected ROI received each year after graduation.
Annual ROI
20 Year ROI annualized to represent the % of expected ROI received each year after graduation.
Annual ROI
20 Year ROI annualized to represent the % of expected ROI received each year after graduation.
Annual ROI
20 Year ROI annualized to represent the % of expected ROI received each year after graduation.
20 Year Net ROI
 
Difference between 20 Year Median Pay for a bachelor’s grad and 24 Year Median Pay for a high school grad minus Total 4 Year Cost.
20 Year Net ROI
Difference between 20 Year Median Pay for a bachelor’s grad and 24 Year Median Pay for a high school grad minus Total 4 Year Cost.
20 Year Net ROI
Difference between 20 Year Median Pay for a bachelor’s grad and 24 Year Median Pay for a high school grad minus Total 4 Year Cost.
20 Year Net ROI
Difference between 20 Year Median Pay for a bachelor’s grad and 24 Year Median Pay for a high school grad minus Total 4 Year Cost.
Total 4 Year Cost
Full cost, including tuition & fees, room & board, and books & supplies. Actual net cost may vary based on a student’s academic success and family income. Source: IPEDS
Total 4 Year Cost
Full cost, including tuition & fees, room & board, and books & supplies. Actual net cost may vary based on a student’s academic success and family income. Source: IPEDS
Graduation Rate
% of full-time, first-time degree seeking undergrad students who began their studies at the given school and graduate within 6 years. Source: IPEDS
Typical Years to Graduate
# of years it takes for at least 65 percent of graduates from a given school to receive their diplomas. Source: IPEDS
Average Loan Amount
Received by full-time, first-time degree seeking undergrad students, multiplied to represent amount over four years. Includes all Title IV loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored student loans. Source: IPEDS
% Grant Money Received
% of full-time, first-time undergrads who received local, state, federal, or institutional grant aid in the 2012-2013 academic year. Source: IPEDS
19.2%9.2%12.0%12.0%$360,000$360,000$391,000$391,000$75,600$75,60055%5$28,00019%
1University of Wyoming(In-State)
Annual ROI9.2%
Annual ROI9.2%
Annual ROI12.0%
Annual ROI12.0%
20 Year Net ROI$360,000
20 Year Net ROI$360,000
20 Year Net ROI$391,000
20 Year Net ROI$391,000
Total 4 Year Cost$75,600
Total 4 Year Cost$75,600
Grad Rate55%
Time to Graduate5
Loan Amt$28,000
Grant Money Received19%
26.8%6.8%8.4%8.4%$319,000$319,000$349,000$349,000$117,000$117,00055%5$28,00019%
2University of Wyoming(Out-of-State)
Annual ROI6.8%
Annual ROI6.8%
Annual ROI8.4%
Annual ROI8.4%
20 Year Net ROI$319,000
20 Year Net ROI$319,000
20 Year Net ROI$349,000
20 Year Net ROI$349,000
Total 4 Year Cost$117,000
Total 4 Year Cost$117,000
Grad Rate55%
Time to Graduate5
Loan Amt$28,000
Grant Money Received19%

* N/A indicates school does not have an on campus living option.

The University of Wyoming in Laramie has almost 14,000 students. There are a wide variety of majors that students attending the University of Wyoming can study, including education, engineering and health sciences. Their engineering school has some interesting schools and programs, and they are doing interesting work around energy, environmental engineering and oil recovery.

Laramie is a small city, but there are nearly 14,000 students attending UW and those students have over 200 clubs and extracurricular groups to participate in. And UW has a winning basketball team, the Cowboys, to cheer on. Furthermore, for outdoorsy students, Laramie is only 30 miles from the two-million-plus acre Medicine Bow ‘ Routt National Forest. The University of Wyoming operates several satellite campuses and outreach programs in smaller towns in Wyoming so that students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree but can’t move to Laramie can still get a college education.

Dick Cheney graduated from the University of Wyoming, as well as Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.


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