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The Wyoming Department of Education oversees all programs of public education in the state of Wyoming, including the Wyoming Education Association. The Wyoming Education Association aims to advance public education from preschool through higher education by providing educational opportunities and promoting educational standards. Four year institutions in Wyoming include the University of Wyoming, and the Wyoming Community College Commission, which in turn includes Casper College and Central Wyoming College. Private colleges, such as Wyoming Catholic College, and for-profit institutions, including WyoTech and the University of Phoenix, are also located in Wyoming.
The University of Wyoming was founded in 1886 when the Morrill Act, signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, allowed each state to create a land-grant institution to provide agriculture, home economics, and mechanical arts-related education. Located in Laramie, the university has a student population of 12,925 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1, according to College Navigator. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Wyoming No. 152 in National Universities. The University of Wyoming offers bachelor’s degree programs online in business administration and RN-to-BSN nursing completion. Online master’s degrees are available online from the University of Wyoming in education with specializations in adult and post-secondary education and instructional technology, as well as in business administration, and nurse educator.
Casper College was established in 1945 as Wyoming’s first junior college. The institution has partnerships with the University of Wyoming, Franklin University, University of Mary, Rush University, Western Governors University, and the University of North Dakota. Casper College has an enrollment of 4,235 students and a faculty ratio of 15 to 1, according to College Navigator. Casper College offers online associate degree programs in agri-business, computer science, early childhood education, fire science, general studies, and medical lab technician. Several online classes are available for application toward a degree program, including courses in accounting, anthropology, business administration, economics, mathematics, nutrition sciences, social work, and speech communication and rhetoric. Casper College also offers online certificate programs in accounting technology, fire science, hospitality management, marketing, retail management, and pharmacy technician.
Eastern Wyoming College offers associate degree programs in various cities across the state, including Torrington, Douglas, Chugwater, Glendo, Glenrock, Geurnsey, Hulett, LaGrange, Lusk, Moorcroft, Newscastle, Sundance, Upton, and Wheatland. According to College Navigator, Eastern Wyoming College serves 1,476 students and has a faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Eastern Wyoming College also offers distance learning associate degree programs in business administration, criminal justice, and interdisciplinary studies. Online courses are delivered through the CampusCruiser LancerNet course management system. Some courses are delivered through the LancerNet course management system through Web conferencing, which may requires a headset and microphone.