The University of Wyoming has announced that the low cost of higher education in Wyoming, combined with low student debt and a relatively high community college graduation rate, once again has placed the state No. 5 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best States for Higher Education” list.
According to UW, Wyoming trails only Florida, Washington, California and Colorado in the 2023 rankings, which are part of the magazine’s annual “Best States” report. Wyoming has consistently ranked in the top five since the “Best States for Higher Education” rankings began in 2017.
During an appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Director of Institutional Communications for the University of Wyoming Chad Baldwin told listeners this is a ranking every institution of higher learning in the Cowboy State can be proud of receiving.
Baldwin reports that in the area of tuition and fees, Wyoming ranks No. 2 because of its low cost for University of Wyoming and community college students. UW’s tuition and fees for resident undergraduates are the lowest in the nation among doctoral degree-granting institutions, and its nonresident tuition and fees are among the lowest.
U.S. News & World Report’s overall “Best States” rankings are based on both higher education and K-12 education, health care, economy, infrastructure, crime, natural environment, fiscal stability and quality of life. Wyoming comes in 26th among the 50 states when combining all of those measures.
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