University of Wyoming

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,976

4.2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,155

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.96%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

95.1%

4,883 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,366

78.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

55.4%

804 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 (188 degrees awarded), General Psychology (124 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (115 degrees).

In 2016, 3,057 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wyoming. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,308 degrees), 9.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (247 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wyoming is $2,976, which is $-22,880 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wyoming is $2,976, which is $-22,880 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,155.

In 2016, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,976

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Wyoming was $2,976. The cost of tuition at University of Wyoming is $-22,880 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$13,155

2016 Value

8.29%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Wyoming had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,155. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Wyoming grew by 8.29%.

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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

$10,037

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wyoming was of $10,037 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.89% between 2015 and 2016. 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 2016. This represents a growth of 1.41% with respect to 2015, when 71% 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.

4.96%

2015 Default Rate

105

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wyoming was 4.96%, which represents 105 out of the 2119 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 4,883 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.85% annual growth. Out of those 4,883 applicants, 4,643 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.1% acceptance rate.

There were 12,366 students enrolled at University of Wyoming in 2016, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wyoming has an overall enrollment yield of 33.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,643

Accepted Out of 4,883

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wyoming was 95.1% (4,643 admissions from 4,883 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 95.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.85%, while admissions grew by 4.22%.

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SAT Scores

13%

Submission Percentage

204

Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wyoming in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wyoming has a total enrollment of 12,366 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wyoming is 9,673 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,693. This means that 78.2% of students enrolled at University of Wyoming are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wyoming, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.4% White, 6.43% Hispanic or Latino, 3.27% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 1% Black or African American, 0.623% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.178% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wyoming in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (36.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wyoming, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,366 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wyoming is 9,673 and the part-time enrollment is 2,693. This means that 78.2% of students enrolled at University of Wyoming are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2016 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 77%. 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

    8,830

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    795

  3. Two or More Races

    404

The enrolled student population at University of Wyoming is 71.4% White, 6.43% Hispanic or Latino, 3.27% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 1% Black or African American, 0.623% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.178% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,169 students (9.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 297 more women than men received degrees from University of Wyoming. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wyoming are white (2,308 degrees awarded). There were 9.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (247 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wyoming is Registered Nursing (188 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (124 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (115 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 (151 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (69 degrees), and Physical Sciences (121 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 Miscellaneous managers (569,771 people), Physicians & surgeons (482,591 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (396,257 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (323,306 people), and Postsecondary teachers (286,074 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Agriculture (151 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (69 degrees), Physical Sciences (121 degrees), Engineering (307 degrees), and Biology (200 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Agriculture (151 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (69 degrees), Physical Sciences (121 degrees), Engineering (307 degrees), and Biology (200 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 Hospitals (586,445 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (519,070 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (467,111 people), Computer Systems Design (453,840 people), and Construction (290,402 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wyoming are Agriculture (151 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (69 degrees), Physical Sciences (121 degrees), Engineering (307 degrees), and Biology (200 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 188 degrees awarded

  2. 124 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wyoming was Registered Nursing with 188 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,380

  2. 1,677

In 2016, 1,380 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wyoming, which is 0.823 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,677).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 69 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wyoming in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 175 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wyoming in Registered Nursing, which is 8.33 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 24% of students graduating from University of Wyoming completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wyoming is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.49% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,308 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    247 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    150 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wyoming is white (2,308 degrees awarded). There were 9.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (247 degrees).

8.08% of degree recipients (247 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,316 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    992 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wyoming is white female (1,316 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (992 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wyoming has an endowment valued at nearly $445M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.07M (1.36%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Wyoming had a total expenditure of $501M. Of that $501M, they spent $227M on salaries and $501M on benefits.

University of Wyoming employs 213 Associate professors, 206 Professors, and 164 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wyoming are Male Professors (152), Male Associate professors(131), and Male Assistant professors (93).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wyoming are: Office and Administrative Support, with 299 employees, Service, with 233 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 226 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$445M

2015 Endowment

6.05%

growth from 2014

University of Wyoming has an endowment valued at about $445M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wyoming grew 6.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $174M 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. $48.3M - Federal

  2. $47M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Wyoming received $48.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $47M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$227M

Salary Expenditure

$501M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Wyoming had a total expenditure of $501M. Of that $501M, they spent $227M on salaries and $501M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Wyoming as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$227M

2015 Salaries

2.11%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Wyoming paid a median of $227M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($501M) and a 2.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.16% growth from 2013 and a 0.536% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$66.6M

Instructional Salaries

754

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Wyoming paid a total of $66.6M to 754 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

213 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

299 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wyoming were Associate professor with 213 employees; Professor with 206 employees; and Professor with 164 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wyoming were Office and Administrative Support with 299 employees; Service with 233 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 226 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wyoming was Male Professor with 152 employees, Male Associate professor with 131 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 93 employees.

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

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