University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is home to two hospitals – the University of Colorado Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Both hospitals are nationally ranked and considered the best hospitals in the region. The university is also the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain area and combines teaching at research and clinical facilities to better prepare students for their careers in the healthcare field. The university is structured into five health professional schools, including the College of Nursing, offering over 40 different degree programs for undergraduates and graduates.
The Anschutz Medical Campus is focused on teaching the health professionals of tomorrow, with all five colleges offering health and sciences degrees. The College of Nursing offers students multiple pathways to becoming a nurse, including a traditional BSN program, an accelerated program, an online BS program for registered nurses, and an integrated nursing pathway. As the university houses two of the top hospitals in the region, students will have direct access to clinical settings to receive real-world experience. Graduate programs are also available, including MSN and DNP programs and several pathways for BSN students who want to complete their master’s degree or doctorate in nursing. The MSN program allows students to select from nine specialty tracks.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students24,839|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||14|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||2|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
12/01/1953 - 12/31/2010
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1950 - 12/31/2010
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses|
06/25/1980 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels (Aurora, CO)|
03/04/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/09/2004 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1060 to 1280|
|ACT||21 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements 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.
|In District Students||$324/credit|
|In State Students||$324/credit|
|Out of State Students||$997/credit|
|In District Students||$373/credit|
|In State Students||$373/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,243/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 74% of University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||12%||$429|
|State Grant & Scholarships||34%||$2,733|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||50%||$2,338|
|Federal Student Loans||35%||$4,926|
$14,586Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,996|
|$30,001 to $48,000$12,338|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,718|
|$75,001 to $110,000$19,639|
Calculate your net price
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
If you are a current or former student of this school, please help out prospective students by sharing your experience with the school. We also welcome faculty members and staff members to leave a review and answer students questions.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.