Accredited colleges and universities have had their educational programs and faculty evaluated by an outside agency. Those agencies ensure that the school provides a high-quality education to its students, so to have your degree recognized by employers, it’s critical to attend an accredited institution. Below you’ll find information on higher education in the state and helpful resources on online colleges in Wyoming.
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Accredited Online Colleges Database
The following agencies accredit schools in Wyoming. However, it’s important to understand that this list only includes institution-wide accreditors, rather than agencies that only award program-specific accreditation. For details on program-specific accreditation, look through our subject pages.
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (NCAHLC)
- Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
- Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
- Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
- Council on Occupational Education (COE)
- Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
- Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
Higher Education Links
For more information about higher education reforms and propositions in the state, visit the state’s higher education boards and council websites. In addition, contact them or individual schools for more general college and university information.
Picking a school can be a daunting task, especially when considering the sheer number of accredited colleges there are in the state. Our database below can help with narrowing down your options for your specific area. In addition, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most notable accredited online and campus-based schools in the state to help you begin your school search.
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is the state’s only baccalaureate graduate education and research source, as well as its only public school. UW students can earn academic credit by taking classes in the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS); through this program, students can take courses such as Alaska Mountaineering, Baja Sea Kayaking, and Himalaya Backpacking. The UW campus offers students potential for involvement in more than 200 organizations and numerous activities. Intercollegiate teams compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.
College America, Cheyenne
College America is a private, nonprofit college that began granting degrees in 1998. Originally based in Arizona, the Cheyenne branch campus opened in 2005. College America offers degrees in Healthcare, Business, Technology, and Graphic Arts.