University of Wyoming

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,840
3.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,819
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.936%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96%
5,797 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
11,100
77.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60.9%
932 Graduates

About

University of Wyoming is a higher education institution located in Albany County, WY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Wyoming were Registered Nursing (148 degrees awarded), General Psychology (137 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (99 degrees).

In 2022, 3,198 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wyoming. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,417 degrees), 12.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (192 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wyoming is $3,840, which is $−26,310 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Wyoming is $3,840, which is $−26,310 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,819.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending University of Wyoming received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,840
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Wyoming was $3,840. The cost of tuition at University of Wyoming is $−26,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$12,819
2022 Value
22.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Wyoming had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,819. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Wyoming grew by 22.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,144
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wyoming was of $11,144 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.98% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at University of Wyoming received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.74% with respect to 2021, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.936%
2019 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wyoming was 0.936%, which represents 19 out of the 2030 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Wyoming received 5,797 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.69% annual growth. Out of those 5,797 applicants, 5,564 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96% acceptance rate.

There were 11,100 students enrolled at University of Wyoming in 2022.

University of Wyoming has an overall enrollment yield of 29.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,564
Accepted Out of 5,797

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wyoming was 96% (5,564 admissions from 5,797 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 96.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.69%, while admissions grew by 1.85%..

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Enrollment

University of Wyoming had a total enrollment of 11,100 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Wyoming is 8,643 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,457. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at University of Wyoming are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wyoming, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.5% White, 8.01% Hispanic or Latino, 3.77% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 0.982% Black or African American, 0.586% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0901% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wyoming in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.2%), followed by White Male (37.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wyoming in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,100 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wyoming is 8,643 and the part-time enrollment is 2,457. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at University of Wyoming are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Wyoming was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Wyoming had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,382 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    889 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    418 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Wyoming is 75.5% White, 8.01% Hispanic or Latino, 3.77% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 0.982% Black or African American, 0.586% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0901% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 581 students (5.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 456 more women than men received degrees from University of Wyoming. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wyoming is white (2,417 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (192 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wyoming is Registered Nursing (148 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (137 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (99 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wyoming, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (105 degrees awarded), Engineering (258 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (96 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Physicians (500,372 people), Other managers (499,993 people), Software developers (496,154 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (373,157 people), and Postsecondary teachers (295,938 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming in 2022 are Physical Sciences (105 degrees awarded), Engineering (258 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (96 degrees), Biology (231 degrees), and History (39 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Physical Sciences (105 degrees awarded), Engineering (258 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (96 degrees), Biology (231 degrees), and History (39 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (647,185 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (635,299 people), Computer Systems Design (571,926 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (489,421 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (476,539 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Physical Sciences (105 degrees awarded), Engineering (258 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (96 degrees), Biology (231 degrees), and History (39 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Wyoming.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 148 degrees awarded
  2. 137 degrees awarded
  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wyoming was Registered Nursing with 148 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,371
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,827
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,371 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wyoming, which is 0.75 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,827).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 63 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wyoming in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7.88 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 130 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wyoming in Registered Nursing, which is 7.22 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from University of Wyoming completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (69.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Wyoming is Female and White (69.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.83% of graduates (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,417 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    192 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wyoming is white (2,417 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (192 degrees).

7.82% of degree recipients (250 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,391 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,026 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wyoming is white female (1,391 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1026 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wyoming has an endowment valued at nearly $715M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.18%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Wyoming had a total salary expenditure of 597M. University of Wyoming employs 212 Professors, 174 Associate professors and 160 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Wyoming are Male Professor (153), Female Lecturer (101), and Male Associate professor (93).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wyoming are: Business and Financial Operations, with 306 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 257 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 242 employees.

Endowment

$715M
2022 Endowment
6.97%
decline from 2021

University of Wyoming has an endowment valued at about $715M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wyoming declined 6.97% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $342M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$247M
2022 Salaries
0.122%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Wyoming paid a median of $247M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($597M) and a 0.122% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$67M
Instructional Salaries
710
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Wyoming paid a total of $67M to 710 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
212 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
306 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wyoming were Professor with 212 employees, Associate professor with 174 employees, and Lecturer with 160 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wyoming were Business and Financial Operations with 306 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 257 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 242 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wyoming was Male Professor with 153 employees, Female Lecturer with 101 employees, and Male Associate professor with 93 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Wyoming.

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