Taking your education to the next level? Start at one of the best community colleges in the Cowboy state.

It's that time of year again. It's "acceptance letter" season. Although I attended a four-year university after high school, many of my classmates went to community college. Whether you're a graduating high school senior or you're looking to go back to school, community college can be a flexible and more affordable option.

But which community colleges are the best in Wyoming, at least for 2018?

Niche.com recently set out to answer this question. The website, dedicated to helping you find the schools and neighborhoods right for you, looked at key areas like academics, value, professors, student life, and more. They even conducted surveys with students and alumni.

Here are the community colleges they determined to be the top 5 schools in Wyoming...

1. Western Wyoming Community College
2. Central Wyoming College
3. Northwest College - Wyoming
4. Sheridan College
5. Laramie County Community College