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Colorado Healthcare Colleges

58 Colleges
17,509 Yearly Graduations
$41,179 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,622 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Colorado ranked #22 in the nation for healthcare degrees handed out in 2019. Around 17,509 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $10,295 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $16,400 a year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,655 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
1,549 Yearly Degrees
$9,335 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is 24,910, of which 15,818 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,857 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CU Anschutz is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 37% of students at CU Anschutz take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,806 a year. CU Anschutz has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CU Anschutz is $41,500.

#2

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
1,099 Yearly Degrees
$3,986 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Front Range Community College is 19,283, which includes 4,937 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,400 during the early-career years.

#3

American Sentinel University

Aurora, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,011 Yearly Degrees
$11,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at American Sentinel University is 2,724, of which 1,420 students are undergraduates and of those, 143 are full-time. It takes the average American Sentinel University undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

American Sentinel University has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#4

Aspen University

Denver, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
909 Yearly Degrees
$3,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,537 undergraduates at Aspen University, of which 802 are full-time, and there are 6,893 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

100% of Aspen University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,353 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#5

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
757 Yearly Degrees
$38,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,500 undergraduates at Regis U, of which 2,191 are full-time, and there are 6,908 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

59% of Regis U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,554 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,000 during the early-career years.

#6

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
734 Yearly Degrees
$5,179 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pueblo Community College is 6,545, which includes 1,954 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

45% of Pueblo Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,035 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pueblo Community College is $23,800.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
689 Yearly Degrees
$12,529 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,430 undergraduates at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, of which 15,272 are full-time, and there are 27,232 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Roughly 75% of students at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,795 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
599 Yearly Degrees

There are 767 full-time undergraduates at PMI Denver, and 767 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,074 a year. PMI Denver has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from PMI Denver with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
597 Yearly Degrees
$3,842 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pikes Peak Community College is 13,655, which includes 5,069 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at PPCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,074 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from PPCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Aims Community College

Greeley, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
583 Yearly Degrees
$2,762 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,200 full-time undergraduates at Aims Community College, and 6,634 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,054 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

#11

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
578 Yearly Degrees
$3,921 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arapahoe Community College is 12,759, which includes 2,110 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

27% of Arapahoe Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,978 a year. Arapahoe Community College has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Arapahoe Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Concorde Career College - Aurora

Aurora, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
557 Yearly Degrees

There are 423 full-time undergraduates at Concorde Career College - Aurora, and 423 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 14% of accepted students are men, and 86% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,101 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

#13

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
522 Yearly Degrees
$8,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,670 students at Colorado State University - Global Campus in total, 8,114 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,796 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#14

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
493 Yearly Degrees
$9,987 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Northern Colorado is 12,930, of which 9,810 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,752 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of Northern Colorado, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

56% of University of Northern Colorado students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,804 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Pima Medical Institute - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
477 Yearly Degrees

There are 514 students at PMI Colorado Springs in total, 514 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at PMI Colorado Springs take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,889 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

#16

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$8,686 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,239 undergraduates at Colorado Mesa, of which 6,972 are full-time, and there are 9,373 students altogether. It takes the average Colorado Mesa undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

62% of Colorado Mesa students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,836 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colorado Mesa is $30,700.

#17

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
453 Yearly Degrees
$4,263 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,008 students at Red Rocks Community College in total, 6,942 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,272 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

18% of Red Rocks Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,086 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Red Rocks Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Intellitec College - Grand Junction

Grand Junction, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
445 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Intellitec College - Grand Junction is 776, which includes 776 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

70% of Intellitec College - Grand Junction students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,366 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,800 during the early-career years.

#19

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
440 Yearly Degrees
$4,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Community College of Denver is 8,232, which includes 2,453 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,643 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#20

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
396 Yearly Degrees
$4,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,662 full-time undergraduates at Colorado Mountain College, and 5,636 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

36% of Colorado Mountain College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,674 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colorado Mountain College is $28,900.

#21

Denver College of Nursing

Denver, Colorado
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees
$11,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 929 undergraduates at Denver College of Nursing, of which 929 are full-time, and there are 956 students altogether. It takes the average Denver College of Nursing undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The student loan default rate of 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Denver College of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $58,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
310 Yearly Degrees
$10,728 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,807 students at UCCS in total, 10,706 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,168 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at UCCS take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,314 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UCCS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
289 Yearly Degrees
$8,151 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,080 students at MSU Denver in total, 19,194 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,250 are full-time. It takes the average MSU Denver undergraduate about 5.1 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at MSU Denver take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,620 a year. MSU Denver has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MSU Denver with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
277 Yearly Degrees
$11,901 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,789 undergraduates at Colorado State, of which 22,247 are full-time, and there are 33,426 students altogether. It takes the average Colorado State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

46% of Colorado State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,293 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Colorado State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad, Colorado
Public Public vs. Private
243 Yearly Degrees
$4,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,621 students at Trinidad State Junior College in total, 716 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,964 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Trinidad State Junior College is $23,900.

Other Colorado Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Pima Medical Institute - Aurora 239
27 Pickens Technical College 229
28 IBMC College 199
29 Community College of Aurora 170
30 Colorado Christian University 158
31 Emily Griffith Technical College 154
32 Otero Junior College 150
32 Rocky Vista University 150
34 Colorado State University - Pueblo 139
35 Morgan Community College 124
36 University of Colorado Boulder 105
37 Colorado Northwestern Community College 97
38 Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology 88
39 Lamar Community College 84
40 Platt College - Aurora 66
41 Intellitec College - Colorado Springs 63
42 Northeastern Junior College 60
43 Delta Montrose Technical College 49
44 Rolf Institute of Structural Integration 48
45 University of Denver 35
46 CollegeAmerica - Colorado Springs 34
47 Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado 33
48 CollegeAmerica - Denver 31
49 Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology 28
50 Fort Lewis College 27
51 Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine 25
52 Adams State University 24
53 Southwest Acupuncture College - Boulder 17
54 CollegeAmerica - Fort Collins 16
55 Naropa University 14
56 Aveda Institute - Denver 8
57 Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture 3
58 DeVry University - Colorado 0

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