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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Colorado

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Colorado receive nursing certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 331 licensed practical nurses graduate from Colorado's 11 LPN schools.

Top Schools

Delta Montrose Technical College, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a LPN program. It is located in Delta. 26 students graduated with a certificate in LPN from Delta Montrose Technical College in 2010.

Emily Griffith Opportunity School, which is located in Denver, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Emily Griffith Opportunity School graduated 19 students from its LPN program.

The third-ranked school in Colorado with a LPN program is Pickens Technical College, which is located in Aurora. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. In 2010, Pickens Technical College graduated 27 students from its LPN programs. Students at Pickens Technical College paid $2,226 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Colorado's LPN schools ranges from $6,248 per year to $1,650 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,434 per year. In 2010, the LPN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Mesa State College - located in Grand Junction, students are charged $6,248 per year
  2. Otero Junior College - located in La Junta, students are charged $3,091 per year
  3. Northeastern Junior College - located in Sterling, students are charged $2,858 per year

The LPN schools in Colorado that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Pickens Technical College - located in Aurora, students are charged $2,226 per year
  3. Community College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year

A LPN certificate from a Colorado school... what next?

The highest percentage of LPN graduates in Colorado pursue careers as a licensed practical nurse. In 2010, there were 6,370 licensed practical nurses working in Colorado. The Colorado counties with the largest populations of licensed practical nurses are:

  1. Adams County - 2,820 licensed practical nurses
  2. El Paso County - 790 licensed practical nurses
  3. Alamosa County - 540 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 8,340 licensed practical nurses will be working in Colorado state. This would require the number of licensed practical nurses to grow by 14%.


On average, a licensed practical nurse earns a salary of $42,950 per year in Colorado state. However, Colorado licensed practical nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $23,800 per year to more than $58,120 per year in 2010. A licensed practical nurse in the following Colorado counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Adams County - $46,320 per year
  2. Boulder County - $44,150 per year
  3. Mesa County - $42,370 per year

The Colorado counties with the lowest average salary for licensed practical nurses are:

  1. Alamosa County - $36,740 per year
  2. Archuleta County - $37,790 per year
  3. Eagle County - $38,230 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 6,370 $42,950 -10.5%

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