- WyoTech is one of Americaï¿½s leading post-secondary education schools that can help prepare students for careers in the automotive, collision/refinishing, diesel, electrician, HVAC, motorcycle, marine and plumbing fields. WyoTech takes a very personal, professional approach to career education, offering flexible class schedules, teachers who are seasoned industry professionals, and support systems designed to help students succeed both inside and outside the classroom. Even after students graduate, WyoTechï¿½s Career Services department is there to provide ongoing career coaching assistance and help locating local employment opportunities. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus. Not all programs and specialty courses are offered in all locations.
Wyotech-Laramie places among the top 20% of community colleges in Wyoming for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Completion Rates Highest completion rates
- Diversity Average community college minority breakdown
- The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 76% over five years.
|Wyotech-Laramie||(WY) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||50 staff||149 staff|
|Number of Programs Offered||3||3|
|Total Enrollment||1,085 students||3,422 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||22:1||20:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,085 students||1,085 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||276|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$45,400||$34,500|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid||90%||93%|
|Median Debt for Graduates||$11,599||$10,000|
|Median Debt for Dropouts||$4,750||$5,231|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Wyoming Technical Institute originated in a single 9,000 square foot building in 1966. WyoTech has maintained a policy of constantly upgrading facilities and courses to meet growing demands of the automotive, diesel and collision/refinishing industries. With the addition of the new Diesel/Street Rod facility, the school is now comprised of over 298,000 square feet of modern shop, classroom and administrative facilities. The new Diesel/Street Rod facility alone covers 123,000 square feet, to house up-to-date facilities and equipment. The Applied Service Management facility provides a professional office-like setting in 24,000 square feet of space. WyoTech currently has six campus locations namely Blairsville, PA; Bedford, MA; Fremont, CA; Laramie, WY; Oakland, CA and West Sacramento, CA. Our programs emphasize real-world training that is tailored to meet the needs of potential employers. The fields of study focus on industries that offer solid, long-term career opportunities for graduates. Programs offered at the Laramie campus: Advanced Auto/Diesel Combination, Advanced Diesel, Applied Service Management, Automotive Technology, Chassis Fabrication and High Performance Engines, Collision/Refinishing Technology, Diesel Technology, Street Rod and Custom Fabrication and Trim and Upholstery.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 60 students | 41.10 Mi6101 Yellowstone Rd Ste 101
Cheyenne,  WY  82009
- 4,388 students | 45.20 Mi1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne,  WY  82007
- 341 students | 61.70 Mi3842 South Mason Street
Fort Collins,  CO  80525
- 5,001 students | 77.40 Mi5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley,  CO  80632
- 1,704 students | 88.50 Mi3200 West C St
Torrington,  WY  82240
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