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Nursing Schools in Colorado

In 2018-2019, 1,228 students earned their Nursing degrees in CO.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 192 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Colorado

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 983
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 193
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 193
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 193
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: 4.2%
  • Black or African American: 8.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.3%
  • White: 60.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 21.7%
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 11 colleges in Colorado that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

398 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,674 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 9%. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.00 years to graduate.

242 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,424 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.80%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

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

It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate. The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.

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

76% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.68 years. The student loan default rate is 3.00% which is lower than average.

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

Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 58% of the teachers are full time. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
6,736 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,556. The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at Colorado State University - Pueblo. The full-time teacher rate is 52%.

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

It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 28 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $15,658.

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.67 years. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 1.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#9

Colorado Mesa University

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

The full-time teacher rate is 52%. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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
Health/Medical Admin Services 557
Public Health 251
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 226
Rehabilitation Professions 214
Medicine 172
Osteopathic Medicine 150
Veterinary Medicine 142
Mental & Social Health Services 131

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