University of Colorado—​Denver

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
i-LEAD Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems masters
Health Care Informatics masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

1. completely online 2. internationally known faculty, 3. in-state tuition regardless of residency 4. social network and other collaborative tools allow for student interactions outside of class 5. Student Concierge for online students 6. Learner-centric model 7. Courses that translate knowledge into practice using active learning strategies 8. Strong alumni connections 9. Successful employment in field upon graduation 10. Seasoned online faculty

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited Yes
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Nursing administration/leadership
More specialized departments/concentrations offered

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 13


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 5 full-time; 10 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 80% full-time; 50% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 2
Average experience teaching online courses 7 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 3 full-time; 1 part-time

Class Size

Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Minority
Same curricula for online and campus students Little


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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