The mountainous state of Wyoming is known for its scenic natural beauty, including Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Due to its relatively small population, Wyoming’s higher education system is also small, with colleges in Wyoming including only one major public research university, the University of Wyoming, in Laramie. There are only seven community colleges in Wyoming, and they are scattered throughout the state. There are no junior colleges in Wyoming, but the community colleges serve a similar purpose. Both public colleges and private, for-profit institutions in Wyoming provide online college courses and online degree programs. The University of Phoenix, for example, has a physical campus in Cheyenne and also offers online programs in the state.
In fact, most colleges in Wyoming state offer online courses. The University of Wyoming is among them, and boasts being the first university west of Missouri to offer courses via correspondence. The university’s online arm, Online UW, offers a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs online. The Wyoming Community Colleges Board suggests distance education for those who work or live far from a college facility, and you can access information on distance education from Wyoming’s seven community colleges in one place here.