University of Wyoming

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,336
3.73% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,880
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.59%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
96%
5,348 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
12,249
80.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
56.7%
888 Graduates

About

University of Wyoming is a higher education institution located in Albany County, WY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wyoming were Registered Nursing (133 degrees awarded), General Psychology (122 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (108 degrees).

In 2019, 3,207 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wyoming. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,324 degrees), 8.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (282 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wyoming is $3,336, which is $-25,164 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wyoming is $3,336, which is $-25,164 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,880.

In 2019, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,336
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Wyoming was $3,336. The cost of tuition at University of Wyoming is $-25,164 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,880
2019 Value
0.915%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Wyoming had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,880. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Wyoming grew by 0.915%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,320
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wyoming was of $10,320 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
34%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at University of Wyoming received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.78% with respect to 2018, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.59%
2017 Default Rate
89
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wyoming was 4.59%, which represents 89 out of the 1941 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Wyoming received 5,348 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.04% annual growth. Out of those 5,348 applicants, 5,132 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96% acceptance rate.

There were 12,249 students enrolled at University of Wyoming in 2019, and 37% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wyoming has an overall enrollment yield of 34.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,132
Accepted Out of 5,348

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wyoming was 96% (5,132 admissions from 5,348 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 96%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.04%, while admissions grew by 0.964%.

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SAT Scores

37%
Submission Percentage
654
Scores Submitted

37% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wyoming in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wyoming has a total enrollment of 12,249 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wyoming is 9,865 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,384. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at University of Wyoming are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wyoming, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72% White, 5.85% Hispanic or Latino, 3.94% Two or More Races, 1.2% Asian, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.596% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0898% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wyoming in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (36.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wyoming, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,249 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wyoming is 9,865 and the part-time enrollment is 2,384. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at University of Wyoming are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Wyoming was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Wyoming had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,814
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    716
  3. Two or More Races
    482

The enrolled student population at University of Wyoming is 72% White, 5.85% Hispanic or Latino, 3.94% Two or More Races, 1.2% Asian, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.596% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0898% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,254 students (10.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 319 more women than men received degrees from University of Wyoming. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wyoming is white (2,324 degrees awarded). There were 8.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (282 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wyoming is Registered Nursing (133 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (122 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (108 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wyoming, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (173 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (138 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Software developers (451,616 people), Other managers (406,339 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (350,116 people), Civil engineers (276,810 people), and Mechanical engineers (206,172 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Agriculture (173 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (138 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), Engineering (364 degrees), and History (47 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Agriculture (173 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (138 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), Engineering (364 degrees), and History (47 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Computer Systems Design (480,814 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (463,088 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (392,991 people), Construction (323,273 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (295,444 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Agriculture (173 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (138 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), Engineering (364 degrees), and History (47 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Wyoming.
Most Common
  1. 133 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 122 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 108 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wyoming was Registered Nursing with 133 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,444
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,763
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,444 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wyoming, which is 0.819 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,763).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 89 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wyoming in Petroleum Engineering, which is 5.93 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 116 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wyoming in Registered Nursing, which is 6.82 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 26% of students graduating from University of Wyoming completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wyoming is Male and Asian (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.48% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,324 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    282 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    188 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wyoming is white (2,324 degrees awarded). There were 8.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (282 degrees).

8.79% of degree recipients (282 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,303 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,021 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wyoming is white female (1,303 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,021 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wyoming has an endowment valued at nearly $532M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.2M (2.48%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Wyoming had a total salary expenditure of $552M. University of Wyoming employs 196 Professors, 189 Associate professors, and 166 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Wyoming are Male Professors (143), Male Associate professors(110), and Female Lecturers (98).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wyoming are: Business and Financial Operations, with 259 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 256 employees, and Service with 246 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$532M
2019 Endowment
3.59%
growth from 2018

University of Wyoming has an endowment valued at about $532M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wyoming grew 3.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $221M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $72.4M - Federal
  2. $29.1M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Wyoming received $72.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $29.1M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$228M
2019 Salaries
2.98%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Wyoming paid a median of $228M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($552M) and a 2.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.5% decline from 2017 and a 6.26% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65.5M
Instructional Salaries
721
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Wyoming paid a total of $65.5M to 721 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
196 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
259 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wyoming were Professor with 196 employees; Associate professor with 189 employees; and Associate professor with 166 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wyoming were Business and Financial Operations with 259 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 256 employees; and Service with 246 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wyoming was Male Professor with 143 employees, Male Associate professor with 110 employees, and Female Lecturer with 98 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Wyoming.

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