Colorado State University-Pueblo

Pueblo, CO 81001

Colorado State University-Pueblo is a public university in Pueblo and part of the Colorado State University system. The university started as a three-room junior college inside the Pueblo County Courthouse with just 63 students. It now serves over 5,000 students each semester and offers 29 undergrad degree programs. The main campus sits on 275-acres in northern Pueblo and includes several recently-renovated buildings, including the Occhiato Student Center. Most of the 18 buildings feature a Modern Aztec architectural style that was recognized by the American Institute of Architects, earning the school a national award.

The first nursing program at Colorado State University-Pueblo was established in 1964 and became the School of Nursing in 2017. All programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The BSN options include a traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN program. All BSN programs include real-life clinical experience at local healthcare facilities. The MSN program includes courses for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, AGACNP/FNP, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Educator. The MSN program is offered through in-classroom learning and online learning. 100% of graduates of the 2015 to 2016 school year that completed the MSN program obtained jobs after graduation.



Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. BSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Masters degrees (MSN)

    The Colorado State University at Pueblo Department of Nursing Master of Science focuses on the Nurse Educator specialty track as well as offering specialties in advanced practice.

    The program is designed to prepare students to practice on nursing faculties in colleges, hospital based nursing schools, universities etc. The program also currently offers nursing emphasis areas in Adult/Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as the Adult/Geriatric Acute Care/Family Nurse Practitioner.

    The different graduate specialties develop core theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for practice at the graduate level. The various tracks in the program include foundational courses in nursing theory, health policy, nursing research, ethical practice and healthcare systems financing.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. Completed Application
    2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    3. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate level coursework
    4. Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0
    5. Official scores for all standardized admission exams (as required)
    6. Current, valid unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse 

    The particular tracks may have specific requirements in terms of nursing prerequisite courses taken at the undergraduate level and may require students to show proof taking these courses or equivalent credit.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 69
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 28

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Colorado State University-Pueblo

Pueblo Community College
4.4 miles away
Academy of Medical and Health Science Inc.
6.46 miles away
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
42.01 miles away
Adams State University
91.24 miles away
Metropolitan State University of Denver
101.51 miles away
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
101.72 miles away
Front Range Community College - Boulder Campus
129.73 miles away
University of Northern Colorado
144.72 miles away
Colorado Mountain College
170.31 miles away
Northern New Mexico College
179.38 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1951 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
03/01/2006 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1980 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 530
SAT: Math440 to 530
ACT Composite18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,626
30k to 48k$11,360
48k to 75k$14,141
75k to 110k$17,045
Over 110k$17,381
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $242.00 $728.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $279.00 $830.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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H.M. Muffly Memorial Scholarship

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Colorado Nurses Association Nightingale Scholarship

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing
Colorado State University-Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81001

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