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Wyoming Accounting Schools

This guide is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of accounting degree programs in the state of Wyoming. Wyoming students have options for undergraduate and graduate level degree programs to help them accomplish their educational and career goals. Programs with online, night, and weekend courses are another option to provide added flexibility for working professionals.

Quick Facts

  • 7 public colleges and universities offer an accounting degree program in Wyoming.1
  • No private not-for-profit colleges and universities offer an accounting degree program in Wyoming.1
  • 3 schools offer a certificate in accounting.*1
  • 6 schools offer an associate’s degree in accounting.*1
  • 1 school offers a bachelor’s degree in accounting.*1
  • 1 school offers a graduate degree in accounting.*1
  • No programs ranked in US News Best Undergrad Accounting Programs 2018.2
  • No programs ranked in US News Best Graduate Accounting Programs 2018.3
  • No schools ranked in the Princeton Review Great Schools for Accounting Majors 2018.4
  • No schools ranked in Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016.5

*Public or private not-for-profit colleges and universities only.

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

Each year, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) releases a report including data on candidate performance on the Uniform CPA Exam.7 The following schools had the highest first-time CPA exam pass rates in Wyoming in 2015 for candidates with a bachelor’s degree, with the overall average pass rate for Wyoming being 36.2%:

  1. University of Wyoming 35.2%

Schools in Wyoming with Accounting Degrees

Undergraduate Accounting Programs

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University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting that provides students with a broad understanding of business and accounting concepts. In this program, students learn about finance, economics, and management to gain perspective on how accounting roles work with other business disciplines. Students also learn about globalization, politics, and ethics to prepare for all facets of the business world. The University of Wyoming encourages students to pursue electives in complementary areas, such as computer science and agricultural business. Required courses include Accounting Information Systems, Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, and Professionalism and Ethics.

Eastern Wyoming College

At Eastern Wyoming College, you can pursue an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Accounting. Designed as a transfer degree, most students who graduate with the AS in Accounting at EWC are planning on transferring to complete the last two years of their bachelor’s degree at another school. Accounting coursework includes Cost Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing. The associate’s in accounting degree at Eastern Wyoming is designed to be completed in four semesters and a C average GPA must be maintained to graduate.

Graduate Accounting Programs

University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming’s College of Business offers a Master of Science (MS) in Accounting that helps prepare students for CPA examination. This 30-credit program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting and can be completed in as little as one year. Students learn proper procedures for auditing and taxation, as well as developing professional communication skills. After taking the required coursework, students are able to gear electives towards their area of interest, such as international accounting, managerial fraud, or accounting information systems. GMAT or GRE scores are required to apply and applications are accepted in March, May, and November.

Online Accounting Programs

University of Wyoming

Students at the University of Wyoming can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) that can be completed fully online. This program is designed for students who have already completed business coursework at another university or community college and wish to complete the last two years of their bachelor’s degree online at UW. Students in this program gain an understanding of many aspects of the business world, providing them with flexibility upon graduation. Course topics include marketing, management, and accounting to prepare students for a wide variety of business careers. Students also take the course Computer Applications in Decision Science, which provides students with computer simulations to learn business forecasting and decision-making skills.

University of Wyoming

At the College of Business at the University of Wyoming, students can earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA). This program is a part-time, fully online degree program, making it flexible for working professionals who want to advance their career. In this cohort-based program, students work with the same classmates for two years to build their understanding of business and decision-making skills. Leadership and teamwork skills are emphasized, preparing students for careers in management. Students can expect to take courses in MBA Financial Accounting, MBA Managerial Accounting, and Financial Management. Applications are accepted in June for students to begin classes in the following fall semester.

Wyoming CPA Requirements

To become a Certified Public Accountant in Wyoming, 150 semester hours is required. 24 semester hours must be accounting courses and 24 semester hours must be from business courses. Applicants must earn a score of 75 on all four sections of the Uniform CPA exam and all sections must be completed within 18 months. One year of full-time work experience under a licensed CPA is also required. Write a paragraph about CPA requirements in this state. Link to applicable information/state agencies.

Career Opportunities for Accounting Grads in Wyoming

Arch Coal, the second-largest coal producer in the US has locations in Wyoming and is one of its top employers. Accounting graduates in Wyoming have many opportunities for a business career. Students who gain CPA licensure may choose to open a private accounting firm. Wyoming is also home to a large number of healthcare-related companies that are in constant need of skilled accounting 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. Ferrellgas, the country’s largest producer of propane, is also another major employer in the state. Graduates may also choose to pursue state or local governmental accounting.

Wyoming Accounting Salary and Jobs by Metro Area

Metro Area Accountants & Auditors Employed Average Annual Salary
Casper 280 $88,250
Cheyenne 520 $60,390
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 230 $71,530

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2017.8

Wyoming Schools with Accounting Degree Programs

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

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

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

Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Dr
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(307) 382-1600
https://www.westernwyoming.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 time on 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/
2. US News & World Report Best Undergraduate Accounting Programs: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/business-accounting
3. US News & World Report Best Accounting Programs: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/accounting-rankings
4. The Princeton Review. The Best 382 Colleges 2018 Edition. Penguin Random House, 2017.
5. Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-best-undergrad-business-schools/
6. AACSB-Accredited Universities and Schools, Accounting: https://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/accredited-schools
7. The NASBA Candidate Performance Report, 2015 University Edition: https://nasbareport.com/
8. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Wyoming: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_wy.htm