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Wyoming Accounting Schools

Students in Wyoming who are pursuing a degree in accounting have the choice of attending local universities or enrolling in an online degree program as an alternative. If attending a physical campus is not practical or preferred, there are several online accounting programs at schools that serve students in Wyoming. Exploring multiple schools can help you find an ideal match for your school preferences, career goals, budget, and location.

Quick School Facts:

  • 7 public colleges and universities offer an accounting degree program in Wyoming.
  • 1 private college offers an accounting degree program in Wyoming.
  • 3 schools offer a certificate in accounting.
  • 6 schools offer an associate’s in accounting.
  • 2 schools offer a bachelor’s in accounting.

Highest First-Time CPA Exam Pass Rate with a Bachelor’s Degree

Just one school in Wyoming had first-time candidates for the CPA exam according to NASBA data:

1. University of Wyoming 68.3%

For data on all schools, see the 2013 NASBA Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance report provided by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Wyoming Accounting Graduate Degree Programs

University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming has a full Master of Science degree in Accounting. Degrees can be fine tuned by choosing specialized elective classes like Fraud Examination or International Accounting. Many of the program’s students transfer there from UW’s undergraduate accounting track. The school does not require that one’s undergraduate degree is in accounting as long as the deficient courses are fulfilled. Graduates are perpetually attractive to local firms and national companies.

University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix has a Wyoming campus that offers a Master of Accountancy degree. The for-profit school is fully accredited and its business school graduates typically experience good job placement. The school offers flexibility in scheduling by giving students the choice to take night classes and/or online classes in addition to the traditional daytime classes offered. The school uses PhoenixConnect, a dedicated social network that allows students and instructors around the world collaborate in real time. The school also has undergraduate Accounting programs and includes CPA preparatory principles in its course curriculum.

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Wyoming Accounting Undergraduate Degree Programs

Casper College
Casper College lets students earn an Associate of Science in Accounting. The program is equivalent to the first half of a Bachelor of Accounting program at most universities and is generally accepted as such when students transfer to four-year schools. All of the classes are aimed at giving students a solid understanding of accounting fundamentals. The program also serves as an excellent starting point for those students seeking eventual CPA certification.

Eastern Wyoming College
Eastern Wyoming College also offers two-year Associate’s degrees in Accounting. Classes transfer easily to other programs in the state and elsewhere. Students hoping to work in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors of the accounting industry will find ample opportunity to build a foundation that will support various careers or continued education. CPA preparation is also part of the curriculum.

Career Opportunities for Accounting Grads in Wyoming

Arch Coal, the 2nd-largest coal producer in the US has locations in Wyoming and is one of its top employers. Wyoming is also home to a large number of healthcare related companies that are in constant need of skilledaccounting professionals. The state’s national parks and other popular recreation areas provide still more opportunity for accounting grads in the state; Jackson Hole Resort is another of Wyoming’s top employers.

Wyoming Accounting Salary and Jobs by Metro Area

Metro Area Accountants & Auditors Employed Average Annual Salary
Casper 230 $75,910
Cheyenne 490 $51,950
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 220 $53,630

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2011.

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Wyoming Schools with Accounting Degree Programs

University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-1121
www.uwyo.edu

University of Phoenix (Cheyenne, WY)
6900 Yellowtail Rd,
Cheyenne, WY 82009
(307) 633-9900
www.phoenix.edu

Casper College (Casper, WY)
125 College Dr
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 268-2100
www.caspercollege.edu

Eastern Wyoming College (Torrington, WY)
3200 W C St
Torrington, WY 82240
(307) 532-8211
ewc.wy.edu

Western Wyoming Community College (Rock Springs, WY)
2500 College Dr
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(307) 382-1600
http://www.wwcc.wy.edu/

Student Review: “Western Wyoming Community College’s Associate’s in Accounting program was a mixed experience for me. I attend online and some of the Professors are amazing and have a great curriculum lined out for their class. There are equally as many who are impossible to get in touch with and who seem to find ways to dock points from students making achieving higher than a B in their class impossible. The thing I like the least is the discussion boards that you are required to post to at least 2 – 3 times a week. Often these discussions have nothing to do with the current week’s subject. Another issue that I have run into is the lack of substantial posts and participation from classmates, affecting my ability to do my best. A large portion of your grade depends on responding to classmates, so if they decided to not post substantial posts/responses you have to go above and beyond to make sure that you still get all your points. The inconsistent testing policy, that requires you to go to the outreach center for some exams while allowing you to take others in your own timeon your personal computer, is also a disappointment.” -student at Western Wyoming Community College
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References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/