Schools & Universities

Wyoming’s commitment to education offers one of the highest high school graduation rates in the United States.

  • Laramie County Community College offers programs for associates degrees, in addition to bachelors and masters degrees offered by other higher education branches on campus.
  • The University of Wyoming, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado offer diverse courses of studies.
  • The New York Times has listed the University of Wyoming as one of the nation’s 10 best buys in colleges, and the Carnegie Foundation ranks it among the top 100 research universities in the United States.
  • The state of Wyoming has established a generous scholarship program named the Hathaway Scholarship 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.

K-12 Schools

Number of Elementary Schools27
Number of Junior High/Middle Schools3
Number of High Schools4
Total District Enrollment13,413
2009-2010 High School Graduates806
Graduation Rate77%
Students per Teacher Ratio (201313:6

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.

NameEnrollmentLocationDistance from Cheyenne
Laramie County Community College4,943Cheyenne, WY0 mi
Colorado State University25,000Fort Collins, CO41 mi
University of Wyoming13,300Laramie, WY42 mi
Wyoming Technical Instituten/aLaramie, WY42 mi
University of Northern Colorado13,000Greeley, CO50 mi
Eastern Wyoming College1,349Torrington, WY72 mi
Western Nebraska Community College3,151Scottsbluff, NE78 mi
University of Colorado – Boulder28,624Boulder, CO81 mi
Metropolitan State University of Denver21,000Denver, CO97 mi
Regis University16,000Denver, CO97 mi
University of Colorado – Denver7,780Denver, CO97 mi
University of Denver4,741Denver, CO97 mi
Colorado School of Mines3,900Golden, CO98 mi
Colorado Christian University2,200Lakewood, CO100 mi
Casper College4,052Casper, WY142 mi
Chadron State College3,000Chadron, NE150 mi
Park University
Cheyenne, WY Campus
288F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming2 mi