This is your one-stop resource for information on earning your degree from one of Wyoming’s online colleges. We begin with a general overview of higher education in the state and then document Wyoming’s state-specific initiatives and any progress they’ve made in supporting online education.
We also reviewed the entirety of Wyoming’s online offerings and then ranked the top online colleges based on affordability. After browsing these profiles, be sure to take note of the scholarships and higher education resources for Wyoming, located at the bottom of the page. Remember that the best option for your desired online degree may lie outside your home state, so feel free to browse our nationwide database of online colleges as well.
Postsecondary Education in Wyoming
Wyoming is home to the second smallest number of Title IV postsecondary institutions in the nation with 12, sitting just ahead of Alaska.
The state claimed the title of deepest funding cuts per student last year with a 7.2% decrease in spending.
Online Education in Wyoming
According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 11.2% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Wyoming (4,228 students) were in exclusively online programs.
- 87.6% of those students were undergraduates
- 38.8% were in public 4-year institutions
- 0% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
- 83.1% were living in Wyoming
- 16.7% were living elsewhere in the United States
The Wyoming Distance Education Consortium was created to furnish the best possible online education experience statewide by improving coordination and cooperation among public schools.
WyCLASS is an offshoot of the above consortium that allows students to search the entirety of public online courses and programs in the state.
Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in Wyoming, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.
Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.
We use data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Every ranked school offers a range of programs that can be completed fully online. Schools with narrow program offerings were not included. Tuition rates reflect the annual cost of enrolling full-time in state. Rates are pulled directly from the schools' websites or from IPEDS. Unless otherwise stated, these figures do not include program-specific fees. If schools do not share a general tuition rate, we provide the institution's quoted rate for a bachelor's degree in liberal arts or estimate a full-time annual course load of 24 credits. When tuition rates were equal, schools that reported higher rates of aid ranked higher.
University of Wyoming1
An Online Education at University of Wyoming
Online students at UW access their WyoCourses through the learning management system Canvas. Instructors and students share materials and make discoveries together through each step of the online course using tools such as email, document sharing, live chat sessions, threaded discussions, web conferencing, real time video conferencing, and social media. Although courses are primarily asynchronous, students do need to log into the system several times per week. This ensures active participation in class, collaboration between classmates and a quality learning experience overall.
Online Undergraduate Degrees
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Degree Completion)
A Certificate & Endorsement Program in Early Childhood Program Director is also offered fully online.
Online Graduate Degrees
- Master of Arts in Educational Administration in Adult and Postsecondary Education
- Master of Arts in Education: Instructional Technology
- Master of Arts in Education: Educational Administration with cognate in Educational Leadership (K-12)
- Master of Arts in Education: Executive MBA
- Master of Arts: Nurse Educator Option
- Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration with cognate in Adult and Postsecondary Education
Correspondence study is another option providing students with the opportunity to earn college credits without having to attend regularly scheduled on-campus classes. With a nine-month long enrollment period and the chance to register at any time, busy distance students can set their own pace for these courses. 24/7 support service for Canvas is accessible from the Help Center.
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|Casper College||Certificate, Associates Degree||Wyoming|
|Central Wyoming College||Certificate, Associates Degree||Wyoming|
|College America-Cheyenne||Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree||Wyoming|
|Eastern Wyoming College||Certificate, Associates Degree||Wyoming|
|Laramie County Community College||Certificate, Associates Degree||Wyoming|
|Northwest College||Certificate, Associates Degree||Wyoming|
|Sheridan College||Certificate, Associates Degree||Wyoming|
|University of Phoenix-Cheyenne Campus||Bachelors Degree||Wyoming|
|University of Wyoming||Masters Degree, Doctoral Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Post-Masters Certificate, Post-Bachelors Certificate||Wyoming|
|Western Wyoming Community College||Certificate, Associates Degree||Wyoming|
Scholarships and Financial Aid in Wyoming
The Wyoming Community Foundation provides this scholarship to graduating seniors from Cody High School. To be eligible students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7, and be enrolled in a postsecondary institution. The amount of the award is determined by financial need; the minimum award is $1,500 per year.
This scholarship is administered by the Wyoming Community Foundation. It is available to female residents of Green River who are past or current members of Bethel 48. Selection is based on financial need, academic record, and community or extracurricular involvement. The award may be used for tuition or fees at a postsecondary institution.
This scholarship is available to sophomore, junior, and senior students who are attending a not-for-profit university, community college, or trade school. To be eligible, students must have graduated from high school in Johnson County. Selection is based on financial need and academic performance. Award amounts vary.
The Wyoming Community Foundation provides this scholarship to graduating seniors of Niobrara County High School. To be eligible students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and be enrolled in a postsecondary institution. The amount of the award is determined by financial need and academic merit. The minimum award is $1,000 per year.
The Huston Centennial Scholarship is provided by the Wyoming Community Foundation for seniors graduating from Pinedale High School. To be eligible students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and be enrolled at a postsecondary institution.
Administered by the Wyoming Community Foundation, this scholarship is available to junior and senior students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the University of Wyoming. Selection is based on academic merit, leadership, and community involvement. A GPA of 3.0+ is required.
Provided by the Wyoming Community Foundation, this scholarship is available to graduates of Lovell High School who are pursuing a degree in Business or Finance. Selection is based on academic merit and involvement in community or extracurriculars.
The Wyoming Community Foundation administers this scholarship for seniors at Upton and Newcastle High Schools. One winner from each school will be selected annually. To be eligible students must have a GPA of 3.0, and be entering an engineering or nursing degree program at an accredited college or university. Preference is given to students attending the University of Wyoming.
This scholarship is provided by the Wyoming Community Foundation to assist graduates of Lovell High School who will be attending Northwest Community College. Selection is based on academic merit, financial need, and involvement in community or extracurriculars.
Freshmen entering the University of Wyoming are eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. To qualify, students must be residents of a WUE partner state. (For a list of partner states, see the UW website.) Instead of paying out-of-state tuition, recipients will pay tuition at 150% of in-state tuition rates. Selection is based on academic merit.