College Factual Ranks UW Geology and Geophysics very highly again

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August 26, 2024


The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming has been ranked No. 15 in the nation in a 2024 Best Geological & Earth Sciences Schools list.

Recently, the Department came first in College Factual’s best value rankings in 2019, 2020 and 2021 and topped the best value rankings for Doctoral annd Masters degrees and came 6th for Batchelors degrees in 2022. Currently there are no rankings after 2022.

The Department came 15th in the list of the 25 top ranked departments out of 184 geology and earth science departments nationwide in College Factual's  "2024 Best Geological & Earth Sciences Colleges in the U.S." rankings.  The ranking methodology takes into account factors such as education quality, average earnings of graduates, accreditation, and several other relevant factors.  

College Factual, an online service that helps “every student get their best fit education for less,” notes that the annual average starting salary for UW geology undergraduates is nearly $10,000 more than the national median starting salary for students with geology bachelor degrees. The rankings also take into account the average time students take to graduate (< 4.6 years), as well as the quality the school provides and the average yearly cost of attendance.


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