Pickens Technical College

Aurora, CO 80011
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Pickens Technical College is located in Aurora, Colorado and it is a school that offers several programs. Students are going to be able to choose from many helpful courses that can lead to lucrative jobs. Everything from arts media and communication to engineering and technology is available at this fine school. People in the community have been making use of this technical college to further their careers for a long time. The school offers great educational opportunities that will lead to successful careers for those who apply themselves. With a plethora of different career paths to explore, this college is a very appealing option for people looking for new opportunities.

Pickens offers a highly successful nursing program at the school as well. Nursing students will be able to get a quality education at this school that will prepare them for the challenges of being a medical professional. The practical nursing program teaches technical skills while also focusing on all of the other practical knowledge that all nurses need to possess. The courses will give nursing students every opportunity to fully prepare themselves for the rigors of being a full-time nurse. All students who pass through the program will be eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students1,011
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 13
Certificate 8 57
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 82.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
11/22/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$116/credit
In State Students$116/credit
Out of State Students$232/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,220 $5,220 $10,440
ADN 70 $8,120 $8,120 $16,240
BSN 125 $14,500 $14,500 $29,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 34% of Pickens Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 31% $3,183
Other Federal Grant 12% $540
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $1,686
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,248
$30,001 to $48,000$3,856
$48,001 to $75,000$6,017
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.
Pickens Technical College
500 Airport Blvd
Aurora, CO 80011

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