Despite the fact that Wyoming is one of the biggest states in the country, it has the lowest population. This is reflected in the fact that Wyoming only has one public and one private four-year and graduate university. However, there are seven community colleges from which students can earn their 2-year Associate degrees. Even though the school density in the state is low, the universities offer high-quality education while exposing students to the great outdoors. Students who prefer to be away from the hectic city life will love studying in Wyoming.
In Wyoming, there are a multitude of activities for students to partake in on weekends or during their free time. In winter, students can go skiing, snowboarding, and ice-skating, for example. When it’s warmer, the state has great mountains to hike and bike on. Wyoming residents also enjoy a getaway to a hot spring, camping, and fishing. Here are some interesting facts to know about Wyoming before you embark on your new educational venture here!
- The first JCPenney was opened in Kemmerer.
- Wyoming is one of six states with an official state dinosaur in the US. The state dinosaur for WY is triceratops.
- Cheyenne, WY was the wealthiest city in the 1880s.
- Drinking and mining in the state is illegal.
- The Laramie County Library System is the oldest in the United States.
- Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote. Because of this, it is often referred to as the “equality state.”
- Coal contributes to a majority of Wyoming’s economy.
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Among ranked National Universities, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2019–2020 school year was $41,426 at private colleges, $11,260 for state residents at public colleges and $27,120 for out-of-state students at state schools, according to data reported to U.S. News in an annual survey.
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