Welcome to WYSAC

The Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center (WYSAC) provides customized research services on a wide range of policy issues to a variety of public and private clients. With a commitment to scientific objectivity, our expertise includes:

  • Criminal justice research
  • Database programming
  • Educational policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Evaluation research
  • Opinion polls and surveys
  • Public health studies

Based at the University of Wyoming in Laramie since 1972, our service area extends to the entire state of Wyoming and throughout the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. Some projects are national in scope. WYSAC researchers are organized into four internal departments: Center for Health & Education Studies, Center for Information Technology Services, Center for Criminal Justice Research, and the Survey Research Center. Each center has its own particular set of skills and knowledge for applied policy research.

As a unit of the University of Wyoming, WYSAC has complete access to all UW resources for research. These resources range from an extensive library for conducting literature reviews to a faculty with expertise in relevant fields who can be brought onto projects as short-term consultants whenever the need arises.

Latest News

Environmental Projects Go National

WYSAC has conducted a series of nationwide surveys by phone, mail and Internet about national parks and other federal recreation lands.

Cost of Substance Abuse in Wyoming

WYSAC recently completed a comprehensive assessment of the economic costs of substance abuse in Wyoming in 2010. Adopting a Cost of Illness (COI) approach, WYSAC researchers produced estimates of the financial burden of alcohol, illicit drug, and prescription drug abuse and tobacco use in Wyoming.

Wyoming Alcohol Use Issues Survey, 2011

A phone survey to collect state-wide and county level data on a wide range of alcohol use related issues. Over 4600 surveys were completed.

Customer Satisfaction with WYDOT

WYSAC has completed the fourth biennial survey assessing the satisfaction of Wyoming residents with the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Health Surveys for Wyoming and the Region

Partnership across WYSAC's subunits is providing health policymakers in Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota with comprehensive information to guide their decisions.