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Nursing Schools in Colorado

There are 33 schools in the state of Colorado offering nursing programs. 5,324 students graduated from programs at Colorado nursing schools in 2010. 2,859 of all these students graduated with certificates and 1,285 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 4,862 students graduate from programs in Colorado in nursing per year. This accounts for 1% of nursing students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 2,859 students graduated with nursing certificates, 833 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,285 with a bachelor's level degree, 316 with a degree at the master's level, and 31 with a doctorate level degree.

33 nursing schools are in this mountain state. And out of these, while nine schools are private, 24 schools are public. While private nursing school tuition varies from $10,120 to $30,598, tuition at a public nursing school varies from $4,093 to $7,214.

Average tuition for nursing programs is $10,696. While the highest tuition for nursing programs, which is $30,598 per year, is at Regis University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,093 each year, is at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Schools in Colorado offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing nursing.

Nursing Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

On average, 4,862 students graduate from programs in Colorado in nursing per year. This accounts for 1% of nursing students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 2,859 students graduated with nursing certificates, 833 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,285 with a bachelor's level degree, 316 with a degree at the master's level, and 31 with a doctorate level degree.

Nursing Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 2534
  • Certificate 2007: 2092
  • Certificate 2008: 2165
  • Certificate 2009: 2221
  • Certificate 2010: 2859
  • Associate 2006: 788
  • Associate 2007: 720
  • Associate 2008: 826
  • Associate 2009: 941
  • Associate 2010: 833
  • Bachelor 2006: 1000
  • Bachelor 2007: 1024
  • Bachelor 2008: 1032
  • Bachelor 2009: 1222
  • Bachelor 2010: 1285
  • Master 2006: 293
  • Master 2007: 312
  • Master 2008: 345
  • Master 2009: 351
  • Master 2010: 316
  • Doctorate 2006: 15
  • Doctorate 2007: 29
  • Doctorate 2008: 33
  • Doctorate 2009: 30
  • Doctorate 2010: 31

Nursing Program Availability in Colorado

Schools in Colorado offer a total of 81 nursing programs. Of these programs, about 40.7% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Nursing Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 33
  • Associate: 20
  • Bachelor: 15
  • Master: 8
  • Doctorate: 5

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28280
  • 25th Percentile: 35920
  • Median: 56250
  • 75th Percentile: 82840
  • 90th Percentile: 104950

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31370
  • 25th Percentile: 36940
  • Median: 42840
  • 75th Percentile: 48720
  • 90th Percentile: 55800

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 48690
  • 25th Percentile: 55670
  • Median: 66170
  • 75th Percentile: 77760
  • 90th Percentile: 89700

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 49940
  • 25th Percentile: 64740
  • Median: 81900
  • 75th Percentile: 102810
  • 90th Percentile: 125790

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42110
  • Median Salary 2007: 46460
  • Median Salary 2008: 45970
  • Median Salary 2009: 44670
  • Median Salary 2010: 56250
  • Total Employed 2006: 520
  • Total Employed 2007: 410
  • Total Employed 2008: 410
  • Total Employed 2009: 420
  • Total Employed 2010: 390

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37500
  • Median Salary 2007: 39780
  • Median Salary 2008: 40820
  • Median Salary 2009: 42150
  • Median Salary 2010: 42840
  • Total Employed 2006: 6730
  • Total Employed 2007: 6930
  • Total Employed 2008: 7060
  • Total Employed 2009: 6970
  • Total Employed 2010: 6370

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58560
  • Median Salary 2007: 61750
  • Median Salary 2008: 63980
  • Median Salary 2009: 66010
  • Median Salary 2010: 66170
  • Total Employed 2006: 34520
  • Total Employed 2007: 36850
  • Total Employed 2008: 39440
  • Total Employed 2009: 41750
  • Total Employed 2010: 41960

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 72400
  • Median Salary 2007: 77660
  • Median Salary 2008: 80180
  • Median Salary 2009: 80800
  • Median Salary 2010: 81900
  • Total Employed 2006: 11360
  • Total Employed 2007: 9530
  • Total Employed 2008: 10040
  • Total Employed 2009: 10500
  • Total Employed 2010: 9150

Colorado vs National Nursing Employment

Colorado vs National Nursing Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 1.470% (57870)

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1. Lamar Community College

2401 S Main St
Lamar, CO 81052-3999
(719) 336-2248

Lamar Community College offers two programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered one nursing certificate by this college and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. It is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado.

2. Colorado Northwestern Community College

500 Kennedy Drive
Rangely, CO 81648-3598
(970) 675-2261

Colorado Northwestern Community College, which is very close to Rangely, Colorado, is located in a rural setting. It offers two programs in nursing. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in nursing and one associate's level nursing degree. Overall, 1,450 students pursue degrees in 30 programs at this college.

3. Northeastern Junior College

100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751-2944
(970) 521-6600

Northeastern Junior College offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, this college offers students one nursing certificate and one nursing degree at the associate's level. It is in Sterling, CO. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

4. Platt College - Aurora

3100 S Parker Rd
Aurora, CO 80014-3141
(303) 369-5151

Platt College-Aurora is 4.9 miles from the center of the city and this school offers one program in nursing. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, Platt is the tenth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing.

5. The University of Phoenix - Colorado

10004 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124-5453
(303) 755-9090

The University of Phoenix-Colorado offers three nursing programs. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level nursing degree by UPX and two nursing degrees at the master's level. This school is located in Lone Tree, Colorado, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This small school is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, Phoenix is the second biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing.

6. Trinidad State Junior College

600 Prospect St
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-5011

Trinidad State Junior College offers three nursing programs. Out of those, it offers students two certificates in nursing and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. Overall, 1,916 students seek degrees in 45 programs at this community college.

7. Delta Montrose Technical College

1765 US Hwy 50
Delta, CO 81416
(970) 874-7671

Delta Montrose Technical College offers one program in nursing. This school is one of 31 public post-secondary institutions in Colorado.

8. Pickens Technical College

500 Airport Blvd
Aurora, CO 80011-9307
(303) 344-4910x27734

Pickens Technical College, which is very close to Aurora, Colorado, is in a rural area. It offers two programs in nursing. This school offers students two nursing certificates. This school is one of 31 public post-secondary institutions in Colorado.

9. National American University - Denver

1325 S. Colorado Boulevard- Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222-3308
(303) 876-7100

National American University-Denver is 4.0 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one nursing program. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

10. Adams State College

208 Edgemont Blvd
Alamosa, CO 81102
(719) 587-7011

Adams State College offers one program in nursing and Adams State is located in Alamosa, CO. Adams State is one of 7 liberal arts colleges in Colorado. In terms of programs, this liberal arts college is the largest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing.

11. Emily Griffith Technical College

1250 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80204-2197
(720) 423-4700

Emily Griffith Technical College, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Denver, CO. It offers two nursing programs. This school offers two certificates in nursing to students. 2,420 students seek degrees in 50 programs at this school, overall.

12. Morgan Community College

920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 542-3100

Morgan Community College is in Fort Morgan, Colorado, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers three nursing programs. Out of those, students are offered two certificates in nursing by it and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This community college is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado.

13. Colorado State University - Pueblo

2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901
(719) 549-2100

Colorado State University-Pueblo is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown. This school offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in nursing and one master's level degree in nursing. It is a public 4-year institution.

14. Concorde Career College - Aurora

111 N. Havana Street
Aurora, CO 80010-4314
(303) 861-1151

Concorde Career College-Aurora offers three programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered one certificate in nursing by this school and two associate's level degrees in nursing. It is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing in terms of programs.

15. The Denver School of Nursing

1401 19th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-0015

The Denver School of Nursing is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in nursing. Of those, DSN offers students one degree at the associate's level in nursing and one nursing degree at the bachelor's level. 430 students pursue degrees in two DSN programs, overall.

16. Pueblo Community College

900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004-1499
(719) 549-3200

Pueblo Community College offers three programs in nursing. Of those, this college offers students two certificates in nursing and one associate's level degree in nursing. It is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown. 7,943 students pursue degrees in 59 programs at this college, overall. It is the ninth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing in terms of programs.

17. Otero Junior College

1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-6831

Otero Junior College offers three programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered two certificates in nursing by it and one associate's level nursing degree. This community college is located in town of La Junta, Colorado. It is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado.

18. Colorado Christian University

8787 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 963-3000

Colorado Christian University is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado. This school offers two programs in nursing. Out of those, students are offered one associate's level degree in nursing by this school and one bachelor's level degree in nursing. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing.

19. Red Rocks Community College

13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
(303) 914-6600

Red Rocks Community College offers two nursing programs. It offers two certificates in nursing to students. It is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

20. Colorado Mountain College

831 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-0233
(800) 621-8559

Colorado Mountain College is located in town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It offers three programs in nursing. Of those, this school offers two certificates in nursing to students and one associate's level nursing degree. 6,088 students seek degrees in 43 programs at this mid-sized school, overall.

21. Regis University

3333 Regis Blvd
Denver, CO 80221-1099
(800) 388-2366x2111

Regis University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Denver, CO. It offers five programs in nursing. More specifically, students are offered two certificates in nursing by it, one bachelor's level degree in nursing, and two master's level degrees in nursing. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing.

22. Aims Community College

5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, CO 80632
(970) 330-8008

Aims Community College offers two nursing programs. Of those, this college offers students one nursing certificate and one associate's level degree in nursing. This college, which is 3.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Greeley, CO. 5,340 students seek degrees in 46 Aims Community College programs, overall.

23. Colorado Technical University - Greenwood Village

5775 Denver Tech Ctr Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-3201
(303) 694-6600

Colorado Technical University-Greenwood Village is in the suburbs of Greenwood Village, Colorado and CTU offers one nursing program. Overall, 1,230 students pursue degrees in 27 programs at this school. In terms of programs, this school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing.

24. Metropolitan State College of Denver

Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217-3362
(303) 556-3058

Metropolitan State College of Denver is 0.8 miles from the center of the city and this university offers one nursing program. Metro State is a public, 4-year, research institution. Metro State is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in nursing.

25. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs

4435 N Chestnut Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3812
(719) 598-0200

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs is 4.2 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, students are offered one associate's level degree in nursing by it and one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing. CTU Colorado Springs is a for-profit 4-year institution. This small school is the second largest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing in terms of programs.

26. The Community College of Denver

1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204-2026
(303) 556-2600

The Community College of Denver offers three nursing programs. Specifically, students are offered two certificates in nursing by it and one associate's level nursing degree. This big college is near the heart of downtown. This community college is a public 2-year institution. This college ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Colorado.

27. The University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3364
(303) 556-5600

The University of Colorado Denver is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown. UCD offers four nursing programs. Specifically, CU Denver offers students one bachelor's level degree in nursing, one master's level degree in nursing, and two degrees at the doctorate level in nursing. 24,108 students seek degrees in 119 UC Denver programs, overall. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in nursing.

28. Arapahoe Community College

5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
(303) 797-4222

Arapahoe Community College is in the suburbs of Littleton, Colorado. It offers three nursing programs. Specifically, it offers students two nursing certificates and one associate's level nursing degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

29. Mesa State College

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
(970) 248-1020

Mesa State College offers four programs in nursing. Specifically, CMU offers two nursing certificates to students, one associate's level nursing degree, and one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing. CMU, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Grand Junction, CO. It is a public 4-year institution.

30. Pikes Peak Community College

5675 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
(719) 502-2000

Pikes Peak Community College is in the suburbs of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in nursing by it and one associate's level nursing degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

31. The University of Northern Colorado

Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-1890

The University of Northern Colorado, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Greeley, CO. It offers four nursing programs. Of those, UNC offers one nursing degree at the bachelor's level to students, one master's level degree in nursing, and two nursing degrees at the doctorate level. 13,030 students seek degrees in 87 Northern Colorado programs, overall. UNC is the third oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in nursing.

32. Front Range Community College

3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 404-5000

Front Range Community College offers three nursing programs. More specifically, this college offers two certificates in nursing to students and one associate's level degree in nursing. This community college is located in the suburbs of Westminster, Colorado. 20,092 students pursue degrees in 54 Front Range Community College programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Colorado.

33. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-3000

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is 4.1 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers three programs in nursing. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing, one master's level degree in nursing, and one nursing degree at the doctorate level. It is one of 31 public post-secondary institutions in Colorado. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering nursing.

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