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LVN in Colorado

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Colorado

Each year, approximately 0.2% of Colorado graduates receive certificates in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 331 licensed vocational nurses graduate from Colorado's 11 LVN schools.

Top Schools

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

The second-ranked school in Colorado with a LVN program is Emily Griffith Opportunity School, which is located in Denver. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. In 2010, Emily Griffith Opportunity School graduated 19 students from its LVN program.

Pickens Technical College, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a LVN program. It is located in Aurora. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Pickens Technical College LVN program. Tuition at Pickens Technical College was $2,226 per year.


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

  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 LVN schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Colorado 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 LVN certificate from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado LVN graduates become licensed vocational nurses. If you decide to work as a licensed vocational nurse in Colorado, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 6,370 Colorado licensed vocational nurses as of 2010. In Colorado, the largest numbers of licensed vocational nurses work in the following counties:

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

Projected Growth

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


On average, a licensed vocational nurse earns a salary of $42,950 per year in Colorado state. However, Colorado licensed vocational 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 vocational 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

On average, licensed vocational nurses earns the least in the following Colorado counties:

  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 nurse assisting or RN.

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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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