Colorado Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs - 2022

AKA: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Colorado Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs Ranked and Sorted

Last Reviewed: September 26th, 2022

Nurse Practitioner License has analyzed data from 9 schools who offer degree programs in the field of nursing and advanced practice nursing.

Filter schools nursing schools in Colorado by degree level and field type. Rank nursing schools in Colorado by in-state or out-of-state tuition and more metrics.

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Type of Institution

Program Fields (and degrees offered)

University of Colorado Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, CO 1st for In-State Tuition $8,580 IN-STATE TUITION $20,220 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • First Professional Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$59,473
Master's Degree
$96,442
Doctoral Degree
Not enough data
First Professional Degree
Not enough data
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

9,839

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

47.82%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$8,580

Out-of-State Tuition:

$20,220

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$15,648

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

89.61%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Colorado State University PuebloPueblo, CO 2nd for In-State Tuition $8,591 IN-STATE TUITION $15,149 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • First Professional Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$61,232
Master's Degree
$107,031
First Professional Degree
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

3,275

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

33.33%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$8,591

Out-of-State Tuition:

$15,149

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$13,695

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

94.31%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

510

Average SAT Math Score:

500

Colorado Mesa UniversityGrand Junction, CO 3rd for In-State Tuition $8,686 IN-STATE TUITION $22,235 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • First Professional Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
$57,281
Bachelor’s Degree
$59,101
Master's Degree
Not enough data
Doctoral Degree
Not enough data
First Professional Degree
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

8,146

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

41.32%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$8,686

Out-of-State Tuition:

$22,235

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$16,118

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

75.44%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical CampusDenver, CO 4th for In-State Tuition $9,401 IN-STATE TUITION $25,889 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • First Professional Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$59,258
Master's Degree
$88,154
Doctoral Degree
$120,041
First Professional Degree
Not enough data
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

11,392

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

51.93%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$9,401

Out-of-State Tuition:

$25,889

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$14,470

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

66.3%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

550

Average SAT Math Score:

555

University of Northern ColoradoGreeley, CO 5th for In-State Tuition $10,062 IN-STATE TUITION $22,320 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$60,682
Master's Degree
$95,592
Doctoral Degree
$98,944
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

7,531

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

48.54%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$10,062

Out-of-State Tuition:

$22,320

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$15,570

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

87.7%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

550

Average SAT Math Score:

540

Colorado Technical University-Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, CO 6th for In-State Tuition $12,573 IN-STATE TUITION $12,573 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$73,957
Master's Degree
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private for-profit

Total Enrollment

24,504

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

24.36%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$12,573

Out-of-State Tuition:

$12,573

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$17,203

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Colorado Christian UniversityLakewood, CO 7th for In-State Tuition $34,750 IN-STATE TUITION $34,750 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$62,598
Master's Degree
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

4,804

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

52.75%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$34,750

Out-of-State Tuition:

$34,750

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$25,051

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Regis UniversityDenver, CO 8th for In-State Tuition $38,558 IN-STATE TUITION $38,558 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • First Professional Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
Not enough data
Bachelor’s Degree
$61,974
Master's Degree
$97,458
Doctoral Degree
Not enough data
First Professional Degree
Not enough data
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

3,071

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

68.52%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$38,558

Out-of-State Tuition:

$38,558

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$24,961

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

78.2%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

560

Average SAT Math Score:

550

Denver College of NursingDenver, CO 9th for In-State Tuition N/A IN-STATE TUITION N/A OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
$59,702
Bachelor’s Degree
$61,078
Master's Degree
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private for-profit

Total Enrollment

1,022

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

Not enough data

Out-of-State Tuition:

Not enough data

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

Not enough data

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A