Nursing Schools in Colorado

The state of Colorado is home to 40 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 26 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Colorado.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Colorado

Listed below are all nursing schools in Colorado. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 40 nursing schools in the state of Colorado.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Pikes Peak Community College
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
98.9% 100.0%
1
1
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Location: Pueblo, CO
Programs offered: LPN BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN Masters
Colorado State University-Pueblo is a public university in Pueblo and part of the Colorado State University system. The university started as a three-room junior college inside the Pueblo County Courthouse with just 63 students. It now serves over 5,000 students each semester and offers 29 [...]
97.9%
2
Colorado Mountain College
Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
95.2% 98.0%
3
3
Colorado Christian University
Location: Lakewood, CO
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
94.0%
4
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN Masters Doctoral
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 [...]
93.1%
5
University of Northern Colorado
Location: Greeley, CO
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public research university founded in 1889. The main campus is in Greeley, Colorado and serves about 12,000 students at its six colleges. Greeley is one of the more populous cities in Colorado and just about an hour drive from Denver. The main [...]
93.0%
6
Arapahoe Community College
Location: Littleton, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
92.5% 97.4%
7
6
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location: Denver, CO
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
The Metropolitan State University of Denver is a public university in Denver. It offers a wide selection of undergraduate and graduate programs, including nursing programs. The school was founded in 1965 to provide a college education to students from all walks of life. The main campus is [...]
90.2%
8
Colorado Mesa University
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Programs offered: LPN LPN to ADN BSN RN to BSN ADN
90.1% 96.6%
9
8
Northeastern Junior College
Location: Sterling, CO
Programs offered: ADN
90.0%
10
Denver School of Nursing
Location: Denver, CO
Programs offered: ADN BSN LPN to ADN
89.2% 11
Regis University
Location: Denver, CO
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN Masters Doctoral ADN
Regis University is a private Roman Catholic university in Denver. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1877 and is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is structured into five colleges offering a wide range of majors and minors for [...]
88.8% 12
Aims Community College
Location: Greeley, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
87.4% 100.0% 13
1
Pueblo Community College
Location: Pueblo, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
84.6% 97.9% 14
4
Front Range Community College
Location: Westminster, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
83.7% 95.1% 15
9
Morgan Community College
Location: Fort Morgan, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
83.2% 100.0% 16
1
Otero Junior College
Location: La Junta, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
82.4% 98.3% 17
2
Platt College-Aurora
Location: Aurora, CO
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN
Platt College-Aurora is a small college with a single focus. The college only offers one program, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). However, they do offer additional courses in liberal arts and sciences. The college was founded in 1891 near the Rocky Mountains. The region enjoys 300 [...]
81.4% 18
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Location: Rangely, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
80.3% 100.0% 19
1
Trinidad State Junior College
Location: Trinidad, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
78.3% 97.6% 20
5
Lamar Community College
Location: Lamar, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
78.0% 97.1% 21
7
Adams State University
Location: Alamosa, CO
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
60.5% 22
Delta Montrose Technical College
Location: Delta, CO
Programs offered: LPN
95.1%
9
Emily Griffith Technical College
Location: Denver, CO
Programs offered: LPN
93.0%
10
Pickens Technical College
Location: Aurora, CO
Programs offered: LPN
82.2% 11
Concorde Career College-Aurora
Location: Aurora, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
81.5% 12
American Sentinel University
Location: Aurora, CO
Programs offered: RN to BSN Masters Doctoral BSN
Aspen University
Location: Denver, CO
Programs offered: BSN
CollegeAmerica-Denver
Location: Denver, CO
Programs offered: ADN
Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Programs offered: BSN LPN
Community College of Denver
Location: Denver, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
National American University-Denver
Location: Denver, CO
Programs offered: ADN
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Location: Denver, CO
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
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 [...]
University of Phoenix - Colorado Campus
Location: Lone Tree, CO
Programs offered: BSN
Academy of Medical and Health Science Inc.
Location: Pueblo, CO
Programs offered: LPN
Colorado Northwestern Community College - Craig
Location: Craig, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Front Range Community College - Larimer Campus
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Pueblo Community College - Fremont Campus
Location: Canon City, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley Campus
Location: Alamosa, CO
Programs offered: ADN LPN
Front Range Community College - Boulder Campus
Location: Longmont, CO
Programs offered: LPN ADN

Colorado's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Colorado's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average