Wyoming’s commitment to education offers one of the highest high school graduation rates in the United States.
Low-Cost, High-Impact Education
The state’s labor force benefits from a strong commitment to education. Wyoming consistently ranks among the top 10 states in annual K-12 per-student spending (currently about $17,000 per student).
In 2005, Wyoming legislators created the Hathaway Scholarship program for qualified students who graduate from Wyoming high schools. It funds scholarships to attend the University of Wyoming in Laramie and any of the eight community colleges strategically located throughout Wyoming.
Wired to the World
Installed in 2014, the Unified Network provides a sprawling backbone of public internet infrastructure across the state. It means Wyoming schools rank first in the nation for internet connectivity, and Wyoming is one of only two states with 100 percent connectivity to all its schools.
Research Centers of Excellence
The University of Wyoming offers a world-class education with more than 200 areas of study in Laramie and via distance-learning programs, and it consistently ranks among the best-valued universities in the country.
The Wyoming Business Council and the community colleges partner to target and develop employment training programs to meet the specific needs of businesses and industries.
Laramie County Community College is located on the south-east side of Cheyenne. They awarded 741 degrees and certificates during the 2019-2020 academic year and currently offer the following degree and Certificates:
- 148 Associate of Arts degrees
- 138 Associate of Science degrees
- 72 Associate Degrees in Nursing
- 176 Associate of Applied Science degrees
- 72 Certificates of Completion
- 146 Credit Diplomas
Cheyenne K-12 Schools
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|Number of Elementary Schools||28|
|Number of Junior High/Middle Schools||3|
|Number of High Schools||4|
|Total District Enrollment||13,641|
|Graduation rate in School District#1/School District #2||80.14%|
Hathaway Scholarship Program
In 2006, the State of Wyoming established a generous scholarship program in the name of former
Wyoming Gov. Stan Hathaway that rewards eligible Wyoming students with scholarship money
to attend the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college. The program provides
merit- and need-based awards to eligible students. The scholarships are designed to provide an
incentive for students to prepare for and pursue post-secondary education within Wyoming at any
of the following institutions: Casper College, Central Wyoming College, Eastern Wyoming College,
Laramie County Community College, Northwest College, Sheridan College, Western Wyoming
Community College and the University of Wyoming.
Detailed eligibility and course information is available by calling the Wyoming Department of
Education at 777-8979, visiting their website at: https://edu.wyoming.gov/for-parents-students/hathaway-scholarship-information/
Colleges & Universities
Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne has nearly 5,000 students. With three major research universities within an hour’s drive, there are over 56,000 college students within fifty miles of Cheyenne.
|Name||Enrollment||Location||Distance from Cheyenne|
|Laramie County Community College||6,148||Cheyenne, WY||0 mi|
|Colorado State University||33,413||Fort Collins, CO||41 mi|
|University of Wyoming||12,627||Laramie, WY||42 mi|
|Wyoming Technical Institute||n/a||Laramie, WY||42 mi|
|University of Northern Colorado||13,000||Greeley, CO||50 mi|
|Eastern Wyoming College||1,349||Torrington, WY||72 mi|
|Western Nebraska Community College||3,151||Scottsbluff, NE||78 mi|
|University of Colorado – Boulder||28,624||Boulder, CO||81 mi|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver||21,000||Denver, CO||97 mi|
|Regis University||16,000||Denver, CO||97 mi|
|University of Colorado – Denver||7,780||Denver, CO||97 mi|
|University of Denver||4,741||Denver, CO||97 mi|
|Colorado School of Mines||3,900||Golden, CO||98 mi|
|Colorado Christian University||2,200||Lakewood, CO||100 mi|
|Casper College||4,052||Casper, WY||142 mi|
|Chadron State College||3,000||Chadron, NE||150 mi|