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
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
93.1%
5
University of Northern Colorado
Location: Greeley, CO
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
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
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
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
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
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

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