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College Overview|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

College Facts and Highlights

Facts and Highlights
Total Enrollment
Undergraduates 880
Graduate students 203
Student Body Statistics
Wyoming residents 52.4%
Out-of-state residents 39.1%
International students 8.5%
Full-time faculty members 105
Average class size 21
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2014 Highlights and Facts

Figures are for the 2013/14 academic year


  • The college awarded scholarships totaling $347,900.
  • Seven departments with as many as 23 exciting degree programs to choose from
  • Received over $15.3 million in research grants
  • 1:10 faculty to student ratio
  • Free in-house tutoring


Our rangeland ecology and watershed management degree program is the largest accredited program of its kind in the nation. For more information check out the web site:


  • UW plant sciences students captured three of the five scholarship awards at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Conference.
  • Noah Hull, a Ph.D. student working on a way to quickly identify humans, livestock, and wildlife infected with brucellosis, received one of ten national graduate fellowships from the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense.
  • The UW rodeo team wrapped up the regional season at the Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo. Four team members qualified to compete in the College Nationals Finals Rodeo -Tyler Bond in steer wrestling, Brady Dinwoodie in saddle bronc riding, Brit Ellerman in team roping, and Dalton Ward in team roping as well. The University of Wyoming men’s team was ranked fourth in the Rocky Mountain Region Standings.
  • In 2014 the UW meat judging team took first place in the Eastern National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Competition. The 2015 team also won reserve grand champion at the National Western Stock Show meat judging contest, and was the second-highest team score by a UW team. Blake Ochsner of Torrington earned the highest individual score in UW history.


Eleven percent of the college’s full-time instructional faculty members have won one or more university-wide, regional, or national teaching excellence awards.

Molecular Biology Assistant Professor Jay Gatlin is the first University of Wyoming faculty member to receive a prestigious 2014 Pew Scholar award. Gatlin is among 22 newly selected Pew Scholars nationally.

Professor Holly Ernst’s research focuses on practical answers for better prevention, control, and management of diseases that threaten wildlife populations, livestock well-being, and human health. She holds the Wyoming Excellence Chair in Disease Ecology and is a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Sciences.


Although the smallest college on campus, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources leads the institution in research dollars awarded per faculty member and ranked second among all UW colleges in total research grant dollars awarded. In 2013/2014 a total of $15,374,147 was awarded to the college.

In the past three years, 35 percent of all patents filed by the university were generated from departments within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Labs provide analytical and diagnostic services to the public and governmental agencies. Research stations conduct producer-oriented crop, livestock, irrigation, and range management research. Labs located across the state of Wyoming include the Wyoming See Analysis Laboratory, Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Research and Extension Centers.

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