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University of Wyoming Diversity Efforts

Harlem Dance Company instructors perform in Coe LibraryTwo female students work with a microscope in a lab inside the Animal Science-Molecular Biology Building.Student  Lee Tendore, studying in the Native American Education Research and Cultural CenterStudent Duyen Pham, from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam sketches a still life with charcoal in an art studio.A student in a wheelchair accepts his diploma in a graduation ceremony.Abdelhalim Mohamed works with a machine at the High Bay Research Facility to study Macro-scale Core Flooding.Two Wyoming Cowboys Football playersStudent Alex Jacobson practices hand movements in a sign language class.

The University of Wyoming (UW), located in the city of Laramie, was established as the state’s Morrill Act land-grant university in 1886 and serves as Wyoming’s only university. UW had a fall 2019 enrollment of 12,249 students from all 50 states and 83 countries around the world. Students can choose from 196 majors, including 22 certificate programs, 82 bachelor’s programs, 56 master’s programs, and 36 doctorate/professional programs. The University of Wyoming also offers courses at various off-campus sites as well as offering programs online.

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Experience our Community

Nestled between mountain ranges at 7,200 feet, this 1860s railroad town is now home to nearly 32,000 residents, a number of respected museums and countless one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. A dozen vibrant murals, painted by local artists, bring the historic Laramie downtown to life, while the rumble of trains reminds this Western town of its roots. Laramie is surrounded by 2.9 million acres of nearby national forest to hike, bike, camp or ski - epic adventure awaits in all directions. Laramie is in close proximity to Wyoming's capital, Cheyenne. It is also a relatively short drive away from Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado. Although our community may be small, the opportunities continue to grow.

UW stats at a glance (Fall 2019)


  • Undergraduate  9,807  (80%)
  • Graduate/Professional  2,442  (19.9%)


  • Wyoming Residents  8,128  (66.4%)
  • Non-Residents  4,121  (33.6%)


  • International  623  (5.1%)
  • Hispanics of any race  716  (5.8%)
  • American Indian or Alaska Native 73  (0.6%)
  • Black or African American  129  (1.1%)
  • Asian  147  (1.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander  11  (0.1%)
  • Two or More Races  482  (3.9%)
  • White  8,814  (72%)
  • Race and ethnicity unknown  1,254  (10.2%)


  • China  94
  • Canada  51
  • Bangladesh  42
  • Nepal  32  
  • India  43


Total Number of Benefited Employees: 2,844

Areas of Employment: 

  • Faculty and Academic Professionals  1,121
  • Non-faculty Employees 1,723


  • Minority  293  (10%) 
  • International  65  (2%)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown  693  (24%)
  • White  1,793  (63%) 


  • Agriculture & Natural Resources  1,109  (9.1%)
  • Arts & Sciences  3,484 (28.4%)
  • Business  1,346  (11%)
  • Education  1,087  (8.9%)
  • Engineering & Applied Science  1,850  (15.1%)
  • Health Sciences  1,830  (14.9%)
  • Law  223  (1.8%)
  • School of Energy Resources  43  (0.4%)
  • Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources  170  (1.4%)
  • Interdisciplinary Programs  144  (1.2%)
  • Undeclared  963  (7.9%)


Student demographics - Official headcount: 12,450 Female Students: 6,367 Male Students: 6,083
Number of students attending the University of Wyoming by state in 2018Number of students attending the University of Wyoming by Wyoming County in 2018Benefited Employee Demographics - 67% White, 4% International, 10% Minority, 19% Race and Ethnicity Unknown

Become a part of our community

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is looking to connect with you. Please take a moment to fill out a form for prospective students or employees if you would like more information on how to become a part of our community. 

Looking to work with us? Current job listings can found here!

If you are interested in applying for an undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of Wyoming, visit our admissions page for next steps. 

Diversity Graduate Assistantships are available:

Underrepresented Domestic Minority (URDM) Graduate Assistantships provide support for under-represented domestic minorities and women applicants in traditionally under-represented disciplines. URDM supports American-born or naturalized citizens of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian-American applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants should contact their department of interest directly to visit with potential faculty mentors and programs available - just mention the "URDM GA." Find the department you are interested in!


Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

University of Wyoming, Old Main 408
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6672



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