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Nursing Schools in Colorado

5,721 students earned Nursing degrees in Colorado in the 2018-2019 year.

A Nursing major is the 3rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Colorado

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,419
Master’s Degree 983
Associate’s Degree 668
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 279
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 193
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 193
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 193
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 127
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 127
Post-Master’s Certificate 52
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 52

Gender Distribution

In Colorado, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Colorado is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Black or African American: 5.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.1%
  • White: 60.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 20.7%
Nursing Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Colorado

61,860 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Colorado

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $107,100. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 27 colleges in Colorado that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

990 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,674 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 9%. The 2.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

903 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,424 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $14,492.

513 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
7,907 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $50,000 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 3.70% which is lower than average. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

498 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
25,645 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 76% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

375 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
878 Total Students

The 1.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 13% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $58,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

#6

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs
342 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,204 Total Students

93% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,500 a year. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

256 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
13,437 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,800 a year. It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 5.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

249 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
13,123 Total Students

84% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $15,812. The average student takes 4.57 years to complete their degree at UCCS.

236 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
26,184 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate. In their early career, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs grads earn an average salary of $27,900. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#10

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction
192 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
9,492 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 52%. Most students complete their degree in 4.76 years. A typical student attending Colorado Mesa will pay a net price of $18,840.

Nursing Careers in CO

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 46% $105,560
Nursing Instructors and Professors 36% $59,140
Registered Nurses 36% $72,870
Medical and Health Services Managers 30% $108,660
Nurse Anesthetists 26% $175,710

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Allied Health Services 2,253
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,226
Allied Health Professions 1,999
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,582
Dental Support Services 661
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 440
Public Health 397
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 226

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