University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY 82071
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students12,397
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 19 145
Master's degree 1 11
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 3 13

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1040 to 1290
ACT22 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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$129/credit
In State Students$129/credit
Out of State Students$516/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$251/credit
In State Students$251/credit
Out of State Students$750/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $5,805 $5,805 $23,220
ADN 70 $9,030 $9,030 $36,120
BSN 125 $16,125 $16,125 $64,500
FNP 50 $12,550 $12,550 $37,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 19% $4,173
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,627
State Grant & Scholarships 51% $4,541
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 67% $5,023
Federal Student Loans 41% $5,318
Private Loans 6% $12,533


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$15,830

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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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wyoming state board of nursing.
University of Wyoming
Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie, WY 82071

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