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36 Colleges
7,935 Yearly Graduations
$29,918 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,706 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 7,935 students received a nursing degree from a college in Colorado, making it rank #19 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $7,480 per year to get their degree at a college in Colorado, while out of state students will pay an average of $14,444 per year.

An estimated 48% of college students in Colorado take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,927 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

American Sentinel University

Aurora, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
990 Yearly Degrees
$11,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,724 students at American Sentinel University in total, 1,420 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 143 are full-time. It takes the average American Sentinel University undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

American Sentinel University has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#2

Aspen University

Denver, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
903 Yearly Degrees
$3,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Aspen University is 6,893, of which 4,537 students are undergraduates and of those, 802 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

100% of Aspen University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,353 a year. Aspen University has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#3

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
513 Yearly Degrees
$38,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Regis University is 6,908, of which 3,500 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,191 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,554 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
498 Yearly Degrees
$9,335 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24,910 students at CU Anschutz in total, 15,818 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,857 are full-time. For undergraduates at CU Anschutz, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 37% of students at CU Anschutz take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,806 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from CU Anschutz with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
437 Yearly Degrees
$3,986 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Front Range Community College is 19,283, which includes 4,937 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,400 during the early-career years.

#6

Denver College of Nursing

Denver, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees
$11,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Denver College of Nursing is 956, of which 929 students are undergraduates and of those, 929 are full-time. For undergraduates at Denver College of Nursing, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Denver College of Nursing has a 1.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $58,100 during the early-career years.

#7

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
342 Yearly Degrees
$3,842 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,655 students at PPCC in total, 5,069 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

24% of PPCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,074 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,500 during the early-career years.

#8

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
328 Yearly Degrees
$3,921 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arapahoe Community College is 12,759, which includes 2,110 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at Arapahoe Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,978 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Arapahoe Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees
$8,686 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Colorado Mesa University is 9,373, of which 9,239 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,972 are full-time. For undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

62% of Colorado Mesa students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,836 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,700 during the early-career years.

#10

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
294 Yearly Degrees
$5,179 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,545 students at Pueblo Community College in total, 1,954 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

45% of Pueblo Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,035 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pueblo Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
256 Yearly Degrees
$9,987 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,930 students at University of Northern Colorado in total, 9,810 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,752 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of Northern Colorado, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

56% of University of Northern Colorado students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,804 a year. University of Northern Colorado has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Northern Colorado is $33,800.

#12

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
249 Yearly Degrees
$10,728 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,706 undergraduates at UCCS, of which 8,168 are full-time, and there are 12,807 students altogether. For undergraduates at UCCS, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at UCCS take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,314 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCCS is $34,600.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
236 Yearly Degrees
$12,529 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,232 students at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs in total, 23,430 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,272 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is 4.4 years.

75% of Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,795 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Aims Community College

Greeley, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
235 Yearly Degrees
$2,762 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,634 students at Aims Community College in total, 2,200 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at Aims Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,054 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aims Community College is $28,900.

#15

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees
$4,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,453 full-time undergraduates at CCD, and 8,232 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

24% of CCD students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,643 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCD is $27,100.

#16

Intellitec College - Grand Junction

Grand Junction, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
188 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Intellitec College - Grand Junction is 776, which includes 776 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

70% of Intellitec College - Grand Junction students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,366 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Intellitec College - Grand Junction is $18,800.

#17

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
165 Yearly Degrees
$4,263 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,942 undergraduates at Red Rocks Community College, of which 2,272 are full-time, and there are 7,008 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at Red Rocks Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,086 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Red Rocks Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$4,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,662 full-time undergraduates at Colorado Mountain College, and 5,636 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at Colorado Mountain College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,674 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Colorado Mountain College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
133 Yearly Degrees
$8,407 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Colorado State University - Pueblo is 7,081, of which 4,310 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,985 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Colorado State University - Pueblo is 4.5 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

94% of Colorado State University - Pueblo students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,477 a year. Colorado State University - Pueblo has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees
$8,151 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,080 students at MSU Denver in total, 19,194 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,250 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MSU Denver is 5.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at MSU Denver take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,620 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#20

Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees
$4,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 716 full-time undergraduates at Trinidad State Junior College, and 1,621 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,964 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Trinidad State Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Otero Junior College

La Junta, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees
$3,986 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Otero Junior College is 1,279, which includes 556 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

39% of Otero JC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,675 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Otero JC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Concorde Career College - Aurora

Aurora, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Concorde Career College - Aurora is 423, which includes 423 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 14% of accepted students are men, and 86% are women.

81% of Concorde Career College - Aurora students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,101 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Concorde Career College - Aurora with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Morgan Community College

Fort Morgan, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
84 Yearly Degrees
$3,738 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 314 full-time undergraduates at Morgan Community College, and 1,266 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,357 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morgan Community College is $25,800.

#25

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
70 Yearly Degrees
$24,367 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,587 students at CCU in total, 6,539 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,737 are full-time. It takes the average CCU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,863 a year. CCU has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Colorado Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Platt College - Aurora 66
27 Colorado Northwestern Community College 63
28 Lamar Community College 62
29 Pima Medical Institute - Denver 61
29 Pickens Technical College 61
31 Community College of Aurora 43
32 Emily Griffith Technical College 40
33 Delta Montrose Technical College 34
34 Northeastern Junior College 33
35 Adams State University 24
36 Pima Medical Institute - Aurora 23

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