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.

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Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate98.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$9,082

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Pueblo, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate97.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,887

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 ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.0%
Cost per annum$9,408

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate94.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$25,049

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,248

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,065

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.4%
Cost per annum$8,620

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,104

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 still ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate96.6%
Cost per annum$13,529

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Northeastern Junior College

Sterling, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,563

Programs offered

  • ADN

Denver School of Nursing

Denver, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate89.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN

Regis University

Denver, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate88.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$26,505

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Aims Community College

Greeley, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$6,216

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate84.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.9%
Cost per annum$12,744

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate95.1%
Cost per annum$8,661

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Morgan Community College

Fort Morgan, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$6,822

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Otero Junior College

La Junta, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate82.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.3%
Cost per annum$10,750

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Platt College-Aurora

Aurora, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate81.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

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 days ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Colorado Northwestern Community College

Rangely, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate80.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$12,099

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate78.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.6%
Cost per annum$11,156

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Lamar Community College

Lamar, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate78.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.1%
Cost per annum$10,359

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Adams State University

Alamosa, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate60.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,888

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Delta Montrose Technical College

Delta, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate95.1%
Cost per annum$3,850

Programs offered

  • LPN

Emily Griffith Technical College

Denver, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate93.0%
Cost per annum$6,280

Programs offered

  • LPN

Pickens Technical College

Aurora, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate82.2%
Cost per annum$5,088

Programs offered

  • LPN

Concorde Career College-Aurora

Aurora, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate81.5%
Cost per annum$23,359

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

American Sentinel University

Aurora, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Aspen University

Denver, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN

CollegeAmerica-Denver

Denver, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$24,450

Programs offered

  • ADN

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,856

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN

Community College of Denver

Denver, CO
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,038

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

National American University-Denver

Denver, CO
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, CO
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,751

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of Phoenix - Colorado Campus

Lone Tree, CO
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN

Academy of Medical and Health Science Inc.

Pueblo, CO
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Colorado Northwestern Community College - Craig

Craig, CO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Front Range Community College - Larimer Campus

Fort Collins, CO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Pueblo Community College - Fremont Campus

Canon City, CO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley Campus

Alamosa, CO
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Front Range Community College - Boulder Campus

Longmont, CO
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

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


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