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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 live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $7,480 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $14,444 a year.

About 48% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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 2,674 students at American Sentinel University in total, 1,444 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 109 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at American Sentinel University is 4.0 years.

The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#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 5,424, of which 3,389 students are undergraduates and of those, 401 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,353 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#3

Regis University

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

There are 3,961 undergraduates at Regis U, of which 2,373 are full-time, and there are 7,907 students altogether. 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%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

59% of Regis U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,554 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Regis U is $50,000.

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

The total student population at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is 25,645, of which 16,443 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,980 are full-time. For undergraduates at CU Anschutz, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

37% of CU Anschutz students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,806 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CU Anschutz is $41,500.

#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 18,880, which includes 4,999 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at FRCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 878, of which 845 students are undergraduates and of those, 845 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Denver College of Nursing is 4.7 years.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Denver College of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $58,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Pikes Peak Community College

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

The total student population at Pikes Peak Community College is 13,204, which includes 4,916 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 1,887 full-time undergraduates at Arapahoe Community College, and 11,544 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

27% of Arapahoe Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,978 a year. Arapahoe Community College has a 8.5% 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 $32,900 during the early-career years.

#9

Colorado Mesa University

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

There are 9,365 undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, of which 7,079 are full-time, and there are 9,492 students altogether. It takes the average Colorado Mesa undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,836 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Colorado Mesa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Pueblo Community College

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

There are 6,197 students at Pueblo Community College in total, 2,014 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

The total student population at University of Northern Colorado is 13,437, of which 10,232 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,064 are full-time. It takes the average University of Northern Colorado undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,800 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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

The total student population at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is 13,123, of which 10,951 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,270 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

47% of UCCS students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,314 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 22,492 undergraduates at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, of which 14,917 are full-time, and there are 26,184 students altogether. For undergraduates at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Roughly 75% of students at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is $27,900.

#14

Aims Community College

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

The total student population at Aims Community College is 6,250, which includes 2,157 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

11% of Aims Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,054 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 12.0% is close 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

The total student population at Community College of Denver is 7,887, which includes 2,342 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from CCD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Intellitec College - Grand Junction

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

There are 841 full-time undergraduates at Intellitec College - Grand Junction, and 841 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Intellitec College - Grand Junction with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Red Rocks Community College

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

The total student population at Red Rocks Community College is 7,384, of which 7,322 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,415 are full-time. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Red Rocks Community College is $30,200.

#18

Colorado Mountain College

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

The total student population at Colorado Mountain College is 5,688, which includes 1,679 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

36% of Colorado Mountain College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Colorado State University - Pueblo is 6,736, of which 4,385 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,134 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Roughly 94% of students at Colorado State University - Pueblo take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,477 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 $33,900 during the early-career years.

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

There are 20,192 students at MSU Denver in total, 19,437 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,673 are full-time. It takes the average MSU Denver undergraduate about 5.1 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MSU Denver is $34,100.

#20

Trinidad State Junior College

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

There are 1,542 students at Trinidad State Junior College in total, 682 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

20% of Trinidad State Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Trinidad State Junior College is $23,900.

#22

Otero Junior College

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

There are 578 full-time undergraduates at Otero JC, and 1,262 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,100 during the early-career years.

#23

Concorde Career College - Aurora

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

There are 778 full-time undergraduates at Concorde Career College - Aurora, and 778 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

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

Roughly 81% of students at Concorde Career College - Aurora take out loans to pay for college. 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

The total student population at Morgan Community College is 1,228, which includes 306 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

11% of Morgan Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,357 a year. Morgan Community College has a 8.9% 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 $25,800 during the early-career years.

#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 6,677 undergraduates at CCU, of which 1,824 are full-time, and there are 7,625 students altogether. It takes the average CCU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 55% of students at CCU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,863 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,200 during the early-career years.

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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