Aug 20, 2017


With a total area of 97,809 square miles, Wyoming is the tenth largest state in the United States. It is also the least populated with a 2013 estimated population of 582,658, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The state shares borders with Montana to the north, Nebraska and South Dakota to the east, Colorado and Utah to the south, and Idaho, Montana and Utah to the west.

WyomingCheyenne is the state’s capital and largest city. Other cities include Casper, Laramie, Gillette and Rock Springs.

Agriculture, mining and tourism are the main drivers of Wyoming’s economy. Wyoming is home to the Yellowstone National Park, which receives three million visitors annually, and is said to be the world’s first-ever national park. The state is a leading producer of coal and natural gas. Wyoming also has the world's largest sodium carbonate deposits and the nation's second largest uranium deposits.

The University of Wyoming is the state’s flagship public university. In addition, the Wyoming Community College Commission oversees seven community colleges that offer additional learning options.

Top Reasons to Study in Wyoming

  • Employment Prospects: According to a 2013 report by USA Today, Wyoming had the second fastest growing economy in the nation in 2013, second only to North Dakota. Much of the recent growth has been driven by the mining sector.
  • Quality of Life:Quality of Life: Wyoming's mountain ranges, great outdoors, and low population density provide an ideal destination for students looking to be away from the hustle and bustle of urban centers.

Featured Colleges and Universities

Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Wyoming, contact the University of Wyoming.


College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
University of Wyoming Business,Communications/ Journalism,Education Public >10,000 Request Info

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