University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY 82071

Established in 1886, the University of Wyoming is a public institution with undergrad and graduate degree programs. It is a land-grant university with the main campus in Laramie, Wyoming. The University of Wyoming is organized into seven professional colleges. These colleges include the College of Health Sciences, which manages the nursing programs. The university offers more than 190 different undergraduate and graduate degree programs. They also offer a selection of programs through an online education system. There are currently over 41 different programs offered through the Online Outreach School, offering degrees, certificates, and endorsements to online students.

The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming offers traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and MSN programs. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. The school accepts up to 48 students into the traditional BSN program each year. The program includes access to state-of-the-art classrooms and a clinical simulation center. The accelerated BSN provides flexible options for nursing students with baccalaureate degrees in a non-nursing field. The accelerated program uses a hybrid learning experience that includes online classes, on-campus learning, and hands-on clinical rotations. The classes are offered at the Laramie campus. However, the clinical experiences may include placement at sites in Cheyenne. The MSN program includes two specialty tracks – Nurse Educator and Nurse Leader.


Campus LocaleTown: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 188
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 8
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 10

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Wyoming

University of Northern Colorado
77.47 miles away
Front Range Community College - Boulder Campus
84.22 miles away
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
112.22 miles away
Metropolitan State University of Denver
112.43 miles away
Colorado Mountain College
152.76 miles away
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
171.93 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1923 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 600
SAT: Math490 to 610
ACT Composite21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$9,423
30k to 48k$9,375
48k to 75k$12,373
75k to 110k$14,999
Over 110k$15,403
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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

James Wilson Anderson Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Evanston High School who plans to attend the University of Wyoming. Selection based upon academic record and achievement, financial need, and [...]

Harold F. Eppson Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a junior or senior at the University of Wyoming who is enrolled in a program leading to a degree in molecular biology. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Mabel C. Sargent Scholarship

Applicant must be a junior or senior nursing student at the University of Wyoming enrolled in a program leading to a B.S.N.

University of Wyoming - National Merit Scholarship

Applicant must be a National Merit Finalist who has designated University of Wyoming as his or her first-choice institution when completing the scholarship application. Applicants may change [...]

Troy Yost Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior of any Wyoming high school who will be attending the University of Wyoming or other in-state junior and community colleges and pursuing a degree in art. [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Wyoming state board of nursing
University of Wyoming
Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie, WY 82071

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