Wyoming Third Most Affordable For Public College

Mar 13, 2017

A heat map of public college cost by state.
Credit Student Loan Hero

A new study ranking states by the average cost of a credit at public colleges found that Wyoming is the third most affordable state. The study by Student Loan Hero, a for-profit company that creates tools to help students manage debt, looked at Department of Education data from 2014 and 2015.

Elyssa Kirkham, who conducted the study, said she started with the price of in-state tuition for a 12 credit semester, which may include enrollment fees, registration fees and program fees depending on the school, and broke it down to the per-credit cost from there.

Kirkham said, “The University of Wyoming tuition per-credit is lower than 85 percent of public four year colleges so you really are facing lower costs.”

But the University of Wyoming is currently considering a proposal to institute cost-based fees for academic programs. People who would like to comment on the plan may do so on University’s website before Monday, March 20th.