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Registered Nursing Schools in Colorado

3,347 Registered Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in Colorado

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,166
Associate’s Degree 668
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 263
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 127
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 127
Master’s Degree 96
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 21
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6

Gender Distribution

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

Registered Nursing Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Black or African American: 4.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.9%
  • White: 66.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 12.4%
Registered Nursing Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Colorado

53,020 people in the state and 3,007,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to registered nursing.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Colorado

Registered Nursing grads earn an average of $62,720 in the state and $75,510 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 24 colleges in Colorado that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

The average student takes 4.67 years to complete their degree at Denver College of Nursing. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 13%.

#2

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs
342 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,655 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time. A typical student attending PPCC will pay a net price of $9,113.

332 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
24,910 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,446. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

310 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
6,908 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.31 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time.

247 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
12,807 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. It takes the average student 4.57 years to graduate.

224 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
27,232 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. An average student at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs will pay a net price of $15,658. Graduates earn an average $27,900 after graduation.

#7

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction
188 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
9,373 Total Students

The average student takes 4.76 years to complete their degree at Colorado Mesa. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. 52% of the teachers are full time.

183 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
12,930 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,230. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time.

176 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,283 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,713. Of all the students who attend this school, 69% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,400 a year.

155 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,545 Total Students

95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,677.

Registered Nursing Careers in CO

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 36% $59,140
Registered Nurses 36% $72,870

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

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Nursing Administration 1,053
Public Health Nursing 661
Adult Health Nursing 241
Nursing Education 204
Nursing Research & Other 109
Family Practice Nursing 62
Maternal & Neonatal Nursing 23
Nursing Practice 10

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