University of Colorado Colorado Springs
The University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a public university and part of the Colorado state university system. For the Fall 2017 school year, the university served over 12,000 students, with a 16:1 student to faculty ratio. It was founded in 1965 with a focus on business and engineering courses. In 1997, the Beth-El College of Nursing merged with UCCS, increasing the number of degrees offered. The university is committed to helping people pursue their dreams, offering financial aid packages to over 66% of students. UCCS is also ranked as one of the best regional colleges in the West.
The UCCS nursing program is offered through the Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences nursing department. This department is about a half mile east of the main campus and offers several nursing degrees, including traditional BSN and MSN programs. The undergraduate majors include the traditional program, along with an accelerated BSN program and RN to BSN program. The RN to BSN offers dual online enrollment. The on-campus nursing programs combine education, research, and service by allowing students to work in real clinical settings and simulation labs. Graduate programs include an MSN program with specialty tracks for Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gero, and Psych/Mental Health and are only offered online.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students12,932|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences is a graduate nursing program offering two options of advanced study for Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education.
The specialty courses are designed to apply theories and evidence based practice for advanced healthcare. The curriculum prepares students to use technological innovation and provide leadership within the clinical and organizational settings. Students in both options are required to complete 38-47 graduate credits to complete a thesis project or a comprehensive tracks within a period of six years.
The Master in Nursing Education is particularly intended to prepare nurse educators to teach at the bachelor and associate degree levels in a range of academic settings.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
- Minimum of a 3.0 grade point average for all undergraduate coursework
- Successfully complete undergraduate pre-requisite courses
- Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state where applicant expects to complete practical requirements
The deadline for application online for admission in the spring semester is the 15th of September and admission for admission in the fall semester is the 15th of June.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||10|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1040 to 1250|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended|
|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||$287/credit|
|In State Students||$287/credit|
|Out of State Students||$753/credit|
|In District Students||$533/credit|
|In State Students||$533/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,121/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, 80% of University of Colorado Colorado Springs'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||9%||$598|
|State Grant & Scholarships||10%||$3,539|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||53%||$3,715|
|Federal Student Loans||46%||$5,166|
$15,427Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$12,440|
|$30,001 to $48,000$13,045|
|$48,001 to $75,000$16,048|
|$75,001 to $110,000$19,209|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.