University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, CO 80217
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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.


Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students24,839
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 42 249
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 14
Master's degree 10 128
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 2

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1280
ACT21 to 27
Admission considerations
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

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$324/credit
In State Students$324/credit
Out of State Students$997/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$373/credit
In State Students$373/credit
Out of State Students$1,243/credit

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 $14,580 $14,580 $44,865
ADN 70 $22,680 $22,680 $69,790
BSN 125 $40,500 $40,500 $124,625
FNP 50 $18,650 $18,650 $62,150
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, 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
Pell Grant 38% $4,239
Other Federal Grant 12% $429
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $2,733
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 50% $2,338
Federal Student Loans 35% $4,926
Private Loans 2% $13,029


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$10,996
$30,001 to $48,000$12,338
$48,001 to $75,000$15,718
$75,001 to $110,000$19,639
Over $110,000$20,690

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
1380 Lawrence Street, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1400
Denver, CO 80217

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