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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RankSchool Name20 Year Net ROI
Total 4 Year Cost
Graduation Rate
Typical Years to Graduate
Average Loan Amount
Rank:1School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$379,000Total 4 Year Cost:$75,600Graduation Rate:55%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$28,000
Rank:2School Name:
University of Wyoming (Out-of-State)
20 Year Net ROI:$337,000Total 4 Year Cost:$117,000Graduation Rate:55%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$28,000

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.