University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, CO 80217

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 296
Nursing Administration Master's degree 138
Nursing Administration Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 6
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 17

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Metropolitan State University of Denver
0.31 miles away
Front Range Community College - Boulder Campus
28.02 miles away
University of Northern Colorado
48.02 miles away
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
59.87 miles away
Colorado State University-Pueblo
101.72 miles away
Pueblo Community College
104.2 miles away
Academy of Medical and Health Science Inc.
105.38 miles away
University of Wyoming
112.22 miles away
Colorado Mountain College
124.35 miles away
Adams State University
163.7 miles away


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
SAT: Critical Reading480 to 590
SAT: Math480 to 600
ACT Composite21 to 26
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,382
30k to 48k$11,945
48k to 75k$15,321
75k to 110k$19,364
Over 110k$19,872
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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 $314.00 $968.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $373.00 $1,243.00

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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Past Presidents Parley Nurses Training Scholarship

Candidates for this scholarship shall be daughters, sons, spouses, granddaughters or great granddaughters of a veteran or a veteran who has served in the Armed Forces during the [...]

H.M. Muffly Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be Colorado residents who are planning to practice nursing in Colorado. They must be juniors or seniors working towards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Registered [...]

Colorado Nurses Association Nightingale Scholarship

Students must be Colorado residents who are Colorado Nurses Association or Colorado Student Nurses Association members. They must be second-year ASN students; third- or fourth-year BSN [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 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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