(Wyoming) — The University of Wyoming ranks in the top 15 percent
the nation’s public colleges and universities, according to a new study by
a national business publication, Business First.
UW is listed in 71st place
477 four-year public institutions across the country in the new rankings
from Business First, based on 20 indicators of academic excellence,
affordability, prestige, diversity and economic strength.
Among Mountain West Conference schools, UW ranks behind only San Diego
State University (No. 60). Colorado State University is next at No. 94.
Among other universities in the region, the University of Colorado ranks
52nd, the University of Utah is 56th, and the University of Nebraska placed
“Scoring well in college rankings generally is not a priority for UW, as
there’s such a wide variety of them, and some metrics they use are contrary
to our mission as Wyoming’s only public university,” UW President Dick
McGinity says. “While we continue to encourage prospective students and
parents to view college rankings with skepticism, we’re happy to see that
UW scores well in this list, even though our relatively open admissions
policy counted against us.”