University of Wyoming

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,096

4.03% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,441

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.97%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

96.8%

4,306 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

12,397

79.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

58.2%

884 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 (164 degrees awarded), General Psychology (147 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (104 degrees).

In 2017, 3,154 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wyoming. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,219 degrees), 5.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (434 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wyoming is $3,096, which is $-23,404 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wyoming is $3,096, which is $-23,404 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,441.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,096

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Wyoming was $3,096. The cost of tuition at University of Wyoming is $-23,404 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,441

2017 Value

2.17%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Wyoming had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,441. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Wyoming grew by 2.17%.

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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 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.82% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at University of Wyoming received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, 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.

4.97%

2016 Default Rate

103

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wyoming was 4.97%, which represents 103 out of the 2072 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 4,306 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.8% annual decline. Out of those 4,306 applicants, 4,169 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.8% acceptance rate.

There were 12,397 students enrolled at University of Wyoming in 2017, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wyoming has an overall enrollment yield of 40.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,169

Accepted Out of 4,306

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wyoming was 96.8% (4,169 admissions from 4,306 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 95.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -11.8%, while admissions declined by -10.2%.

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SAT Scores

14%

Submission Percentage

236

Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wyoming in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wyoming has a total enrollment of 12,397 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wyoming is 9,803 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,594. This means that 79.1% of students enrolled at University of Wyoming are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wyoming, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.1% White, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% Two or More Races, 1.14% Asian, 1.03% Black or African American, 0.516% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wyoming in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.2%), followed by White Female (35.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.82%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wyoming, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,397 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wyoming is 9,803 and the part-time enrollment is 2,594. This means that 79.1% of students enrolled at University of Wyoming are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 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 78%. 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

    8,693

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    792

  3. Two or More Races

    459

The enrolled student population at University of Wyoming is 70.1% White, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% Two or More Races, 1.14% Asian, 1.03% Black or African American, 0.516% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,317 students (10.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 326 more women than men received degrees from University of Wyoming. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wyoming are white (2,219 degrees awarded). There were 5.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (434 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wyoming is Registered Nursing (164 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (147 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (104 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 (159 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (134 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (55 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 Other managers (424,291 people), Software developers (377,829 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (323,221 people), Civil engineers (235,559 people), and Postsecondary teachers (199,670 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Agriculture (159 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (134 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), Engineering (325 degrees), and History (55 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, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Agriculture (159 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (134 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), Engineering (325 degrees), and History (55 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 (461,516 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (439,889 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (398,374 people), Elementary & secondary schools (291,741 people), and Construction (291,035 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Agriculture (159 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (134 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), Engineering (325 degrees), and History (55 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. 164 degrees awarded

  2. 147 degrees awarded

  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wyoming was Registered Nursing with 164 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,414

  2. 1,740

In 2017, 1,414 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wyoming, which is 0.813 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,740).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 75 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wyoming in Petroleum Engineering, which is 12.5 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 156 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wyoming in Registered Nursing, which is 7.8 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wyoming is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.92% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,219 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    434 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    170 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wyoming is white (2,219 degrees awarded). There were 5.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (434 degrees).

13.8% of degree recipients (434 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,263 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    956 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wyoming is white female (1,263 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (956 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wyoming has an endowment valued at nearly $464M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.9M (4.93%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Wyoming had a total salary expenditure of $579M. University of Wyoming employs 205 Associate professors, 191 Professors, and 175 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Wyoming are Male Professors (143), Male Associate professors(122), and Female Lecturers (96).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wyoming are: Office and Administrative Support, with 259 employees, Service, with 242 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 230 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$464M

2017 Endowment

9.94%

growth from 2016

University of Wyoming has an endowment valued at about $464M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wyoming grew 9.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $178M 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. $51.6M - Federal

  2. $32.7M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Wyoming received $51.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $32.7M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$256M

2017 Salaries

6.26%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Wyoming paid a median of $256M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($579M) and a 6.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.12% growth from 2015 and a 2.11% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$63.1M

Instructional Salaries

723

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Wyoming paid a total of $63.1M to 723 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

205 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

259 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wyoming were Associate professor with 205 employees; Professor with 191 employees; and Professor with 175 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wyoming were Office and Administrative Support with 259 employees; Service with 242 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 230 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wyoming was Male Professor with 143 employees, Male Associate professor with 122 employees, and Female Lecturer with 96 employees.

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

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