Five Best Colleges in Wyoming

Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 11:10 AM

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Wyoming is famous for its natural beauty, and it is here that the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains. Though the state has a small population, Wyoming still boasts about a dozen colleges and universities. The five best are:

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University of Wyoming caters to both residents and non-residents. It was founded in 1886. At that time it was established as a public institution. The University of Wyoming, with an undergraduate student population of 13,309, has been nationally recognized for its research in the field of environment and natural resources.
 
Casper College was founded in 1945 and provides two-year courses for its students. Casper College is located in Casper and has a student population of 4,023. Students can choose from almost fifty fields of study and can get the respective degree. The academic divisions at Casper College are Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Business, Language and Literature, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Trades and Technology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Distance Education.
 
Sheridian College was founded in 1967 as a public educational institution offering two-year courses. By enrolling here, students can cut costs as well as earn credits. This college is a part of Wyoming Community College network. It boasts of 47 programs of study for its students. They include Biology, Business, Chemistry, Social Science, Music, Nursing, Computer Networking Administration among other fields.
 
Northwest College was founded in 1946 as a community college offering two-year courses. This school is located in Powell and was associated with the University of Wyoming at one time. The support from the major university has been discontinued, though it has not affected the status of college. The college is has a nationally recognized music department, which is one of the strongest in the national community college system. The tuition fee for residents is $2000 per year, while for non-residents, it is $4976.
 
Central Wyoming College is located at Riverton and offers two-year courses. There are about 41 programs of study at the Central Wyoming College. This college is within driving distance from Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Hot Springs. Some of the programs of study include Broadcasting, Biology, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Fine Arts, Equine Studies among others. The cost for studying at this college for residents is $62 per credit, and for nonresidents, it is $186 per credit.

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