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IPEDS ID: 454856
OPE ID: 04148300
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Denver College of Nursing
1401 19th St, Denver, Colorado 80202
General information:  (303) 292-0015
Website:  www.denvercollegeofnursing.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  878 (845 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Net Price Calculatorwww.denvercollegeofnursing.edu/Portals/0/ComplianceFiles/netprice-calc/npcalc_denver_school_of_nursing.htm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.denvercollegeofnursing.edu/Portals/0/ComplianceFiles/Denver%20SON%20-%20Catalog.pdf
Disability Serviceswww.denvercollegeofnursing.edu/Portals/0/ComplianceFiles/Denver_SON_Catalog.pdf
Mission Statement
  Denver College of Nursing is a private institution of higher education dedicated exclusively to educating students for the diverse opportunities offered by careers in nursing and other health care fields.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty19133
Instructional19133
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$10,033
Fees$1,583
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$1,686
Fees$105
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1225$916,364$4,073
Pell grants164$702,057$4,281
Federal student loans586$5,588,686$9,537
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment878
Undergraduate enrollment845
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment134
Graduate enrollment33
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 36%
25 and over: 64%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 88%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 5%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $100
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 75%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 28%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 56%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 45%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 34%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 17%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse19325d0d
Category total19325d0d
Grand total193250
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 54
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $16,967
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and CollegesAccredited (11/01/2008 - 09/05/2014)
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since (10/31/2013)8/31/2024
Higher Learning CommissionPreaccredited (10/01/2009 - 10/31/2013)
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since ((!)02/01/2012)06/30/2025
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited since ((!)02/01/2012)06/30/2025
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (10/22/2018)12/31/2023
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/212948.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary001
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate1.7%2.7%1.6%
Number in default684
Number in repayment349286249
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)