Wyoming Schools

The field of academia is a thriving field in Wyoming. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the academic community in Wyoming, and the future trends.


Statistics

Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Wyoming By Profession

309 259 219 219
120 137 144 147
209 225 235 236
220 211 218 236
239 251 247 244
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

In 2009 there were 1,082 higher education faculty at the 12 colleges and universities in Wyoming, where in 2006 there were 1,097.

This shows a 1% decrease in the number of higher institution faculty in Wyoming.

Average faculty salaries in Wyoming

Instructors
$40,910
Lecturers
$55,524
Assistant Professors
$68,124
Associate Professors
$76,481
Professors
$106,371

Higher education faculty in Wyoming earn $61,551 per year on average. This is more than salaries made by faculty in other parts of the US, which average $57,293 per year. And generally, in Wyoming, male faculty earn 8% more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Wyoming

Tenured
396
On Tenured Track
187
Not On Tenured Track
150

Of the 733 college faculty in Wyoming, 54% are tenured. Another 26% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Wyoming by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 73%
Women 27%
Men 61%
Women 39%
Men 40%
Women 60%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Wyoming Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 4.4% 3.3% 0%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Wyoming
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Wyoming the number of part-time faculty has grown from 2006 to 2009 by 45%. Conversely, the number of full-time faculty in the state has shrunk by 45%. This shows that in academia in Wyoming, working part-time is becoming less popular.

National Vs. Wyoming Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 10.64% 31.38% 45.21%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Wyoming
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Wyoming

Native American
36
Asian
93
African American
37
Hispanic
201
Total367

In 2009 5% of part-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background. While as many as 4% of full-time faculty in Wyoming identified themselves as being from a minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Wyoming

Native American
14
Asian
13
African American
7
Hispanic
51
Total85

National Vs. Wyoming Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 30.77% 15.38% 46.15%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Wyoming
  • Yellow: National

The total number of ethnic or racial minority faculty in Wyoming state increased by 33% from 2006 to 2009. This is consistent with national statistics, which show that of the 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally in 2006, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background, while of the 855,625 faculty working in 2009, 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Wyoming by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 31%
W 69%
M 57%
W 43%
M 65%
W 35%
M 44%
W 56%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Wyoming by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 50%
W 50%
M 46%
W 54%
M 43%
W 57%
M 29%
W 71%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Wyoming Faculty Employment growth of men

0% -5.65% 8.87% 25%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Wyoming
  • Light Blue: National

While the percentage of ethnic or racial minorities has decreased in academia in Wyoming, the percentage of women has decreased. This is inconsistent with national trends, which show that the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2009.

National Vs. Wyoming Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 20% 32.9% 34.84%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Wyoming
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Wyoming Faculty employment by Gender

National Wyoming
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 47%
Women 53%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Wyoming

Undergraduate
33,580
Graduate
2,597
Total36,177

Inconsistent with the decline in the number of collegiate-level faculty in Wyoming, the number of students studying in institutions of higher learning has increased in the state.

Currently in Wyoming, there are 33,580 undergraduate students and 2,597 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Wyoming

2845 2571 2508 2530 2538
1718 1570 1705 1643 1646
67 61 190 196 172
429 397 413 403 356
1139 1159 933 938 1503
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Wyoming

Associate
1,481
Bachelor
639
Master
143
Doctorate
10
Total2,273

In 2009, 2,273 students graduated from colleges and universities in Wyoming. Of these students, 26% graduated from bachelor's degree programs, while 8% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Wyoming

associate
5,801
bachelor
3,864
master
756
doctor
202
Certificate
2,843
Total13,466

These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the colleges and universities in Wyoming.

Retention rates in Wyoming

Returning Students 58%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Wyoming state, 58 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 37 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. National trends are consistent with this. At a national level, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Wyoming

Graduation Students 37%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Wyoming Students By Gender

National Wyoming
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 49%
Women 51%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Wyoming is not very diverse. Of the 36,177 students studying in Wyoming's institutions of higher learning, 51% are female, and 9% are from an ethnic or racial minority. These numbers are inconsistent with national statistics, which show that 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Wyoming Students Minorities

National Wyoming
Minorities 29%
Minorities 9%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Wyoming

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Subjects

  1. Wyoming Teaching Schools12,509 Employed
  2. Wyoming Business Schools12,228 Employed
  3. Wyoming Biology Schools9,326 Employed
  4. Wyoming Engineering Schools8,909 Employed
  5. Wyoming Law Schools4,996 Employed
  6. Wyoming Math Schools4,470 Employed
  7. Wyoming Liberal Arts Schools4,288 Employed
  8. Wyoming Nursing Schools4,213 Employed
  9. Wyoming Business Administration Schools4,019 Employed
  10. Wyoming Art Schools3,875 Employed
  11. Wyoming Music Schools3,483 Employed
  12. Wyoming Information Systems Schools3,314 Employed
  13. Wyoming Criminal Justice Schools3,280 Employed
  14. Wyoming English Schools3,184 Employed
  15. Wyoming Physics Schools3,103 Employed
  16. Wyoming Elementary Education Schools2,596 Employed
  17. Wyoming Accounting Schools2,576 Employed
  18. Wyoming Communications Schools2,570 Employed
  19. Wyoming Health Science Schools2,556 Employed
  20. Wyoming Veterinary Schools2,553 Employed
  21. Wyoming Journalism Schools2,436 Employed
  22. Wyoming Early Childhood Education Schools2,296 Employed
  23. Wyoming Psychology Schools2,296 Employed
  24. Wyoming BSN Schools2,197 Employed
  25. Wyoming Forensic Nursing Schools2,197 Employed
  26. Wyoming RN to BSN Schools2,197 Employed
  27. Wyoming History Schools2,141 Employed
  28. Wyoming MBA Schools2,122 Employed
  29. Wyoming Finance Schools2,017 Employed
  30. Wyoming Political Science Schools1,955 Employed
  31. Wyoming Chemistry Schools1,856 Employed
  32. Wyoming Human Services Schools1,716 Employed
  33. Wyoming Sociology Schools1,715 Employed
  34. Wyoming Design Schools1,712 Employed
  35. Wyoming Information Technology Schools1,470 Employed
  36. Wyoming Marketing Schools1,427 Employed
  37. Wyoming Social Work Schools1,427 Employed
  38. Wyoming Dental Hygienist Schools1,363 Employed
  39. Wyoming Computer Science Schools1,343 Employed
  40. Wyoming Computer Programming Schools1,187 Employed
  41. Wyoming Counseling Schools1,187 Employed
  42. Wyoming Public Administration Schools1,177 Employed
  43. Wyoming Construction Management Schools1,172 Employed
  44. Wyoming Management Schools1,162 Employed
  45. Wyoming International Business Schools1,043 Employed
  46. Wyoming Homeland Security Schools983 Employed
  47. Wyoming Computer Networking Schools976 Employed
  48. Wyoming Web Design Schools967 Employed
  49. Wyoming Drafting Schools914 Employed
  50. Wyoming Architecture Schools888 Employed
  51. Wyoming Civil Engineering Schools888 Employed
  52. Wyoming Computer Engineering Schools888 Employed
  53. Wyoming Creative Writing Schools888 Employed
  54. Wyoming Educational Leadership Schools888 Employed
  55. Wyoming Special Education Schools888 Employed
  56. Wyoming Mechanical Engineering Schools888 Employed
  57. Wyoming Speech Therapy Schools888 Employed
  58. Wyoming Occupational Therapy Schools887 Employed
  59. Wyoming Visual Communications Schools864 Employed
  60. Wyoming Radiology Technology Schools828 Employed
  61. Wyoming Physical Therapy Schools828 Employed
  62. Wyoming Graphic Design Schools745 Employed
  63. Wyoming Fire Science Schools743 Employed
  64. Wyoming Small Business Schools687 Employed
  65. Wyoming Hospitality Schools625 Employed
  66. Wyoming Sports Medicine Schools594 Employed
  67. Wyoming X Ray Technician Schools588 Employed
  68. Wyoming Paralegal Schools588 Employed
  69. Wyoming Electrical Engineering Schools485 Employed
  70. Wyoming Culinary Schools341 Employed
  71. Wyoming Healthcare Administration Schools321 Employed
  72. Wyoming Nutrition Schools299 Employed
  73. Wyoming Respiratory Therapy Schools299 Employed
  74. Wyoming Forensic Science Schools299 Employed
  75. Wyoming Emergency Management Schools299 Employed
  76. Wyoming Physical Therapy Assistant Schools289 Employed
  77. Wyoming Surgical Technology Schools289 Employed
  78. Wyoming Sonography Schools289 Employed
  79. Wyoming Ultrasound Technology Schools289 Employed
  80. Wyoming Theology Schools289 Employed
  81. Wyoming Forestry Schools240 Employed
  82. Wyoming Carpentry Schools155 Employed
  83. Wyoming Hotel Management Schools155 Employed
  84. Wyoming Property Management Schools155 Employed
  85. Wyoming Music Production Schools140 Employed
  86. Wyoming Film Schools140 Employed
  87. Wyoming Video Production Schools140 Employed
  88. Wyoming Business Management Schools99 Employed

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