University of Wyoming
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 LocaleRemote Town|
|Number of Students12,397|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1040 to 1290|
|ACT||22 to 27|
|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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$129/credit|
|In State Students||$129/credit|
|Out of State Students||$516/credit|
|In District Students||$251/credit|
|In State Students||$251/credit|
|Out of State Students||$750/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of University of Wyoming's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||3%||$1,627|
|State Grant & Scholarships||51%||$4,541|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||67%||$5,023|
|Federal Student Loans||41%||$5,318|
$13,441Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,517|
|$30,001 to $48,000$9,049|
|$48,001 to $75,000$13,134|
|$75,001 to $110,000$14,991|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wyoming state board of nursing.