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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.

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Casper College
125 College Dr
Casper, Wyoming 82601-4699
(307) 268-2110

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Central Wyoming College
2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
(800) 735-8418

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
College America-Cheyenne
6101 Yellowstone Rd Ste 101
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
(307) 432-9200

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Eastern Wyoming College
3200 West C St
Torrington, Wyoming 82240-1699
(307) 532-8200

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Institutional Accreditation
Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007-3299
(307) 778-5222 x1357

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Northwest College
231 W 6th St
Powell, Wyoming 82435
(307) 754-6000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sheridan College
3059 S Coffeen Ave
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
(307) 674-6446 x0

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Phoenix-Cheyenne Campus
6900 Yellowtail Road
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009-6102
(307) 632-3059

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
University of Wyoming
Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie, Wyoming 82071
(307) 766-1121

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Dr
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82902-0428
(307) 382-1600

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission