Accreditation & Consumer Info

Accreditation

Platt College is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 703-247-4212 www.accsc.org

The baccalaureate nursing program from the School of Nursing at Platt College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Continuing Accreditation granted March 2016. Next evaluation visit fall 2023. ACEN 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 Phone: 404-975-5000 www.acenursing.org

Platt College is authorized by The Colorado Department of Higher Education. Colorado Department of Higher Education 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600 Denver, Colorado 80202 Phone: 303-862-3001 http://highered.colorado.gov

The baccalaureate nursing program from the School of Nursing at Platt College is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Colorado State Board of Nursing 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350 Denver, Colorado 80202 Phone:303-894-2430 http://www.dora.state.co.us/NURSING

A Degree in Nursing

Discover more about the field Nursing (O*NET code 29-1141), (CIP code 51-3801) or search the O*NET program or Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP). It's the nation's primary source of occupational information, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.

Rates

In addition to our Statement of Mission, Platt College also believes in five fundamental core values essential to daily operations of the College: diversity, excellence in the learning process, ethics and integrity, personal development, and community. Under the guise of ethics and integrity, Platt College actively reports and discloses all rates dealing with placement, median loan debt, median title IV, and institutional financing plans. Platt College’s median loan debt rate, private loan debt rate, and institutional loan rate is listed below.

This information is provided by Platt College in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment Regulations. As a private for-profit education institution, we are required to report the following information for degree programs that meet gainful employment definitions. 

Each program is required to report: (1) occupations by names and Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code that the program prepares students to enter; (2) normal time to complete the program (e.g., 36 months for program completion); (3) on-time graduation rate for completers; (4) placement rate for completers, if required by state or accreditor; (5) tuition and fees for completing the program in the normal time, costs for book and supplies, and costs for room and board, if applicable; (6) median educational loan debt incurred by completers, disclosed in three separate categories: Title IV loans, private loans, and institutional debt; and (7) the Colorado Board of Nursing NCLEX annual pass rate.

1.  The occupation for which the program prepares students is registered nurse (Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code is 51.3801).

2.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree takes 36 months to complete.

3.  The 2017 Graduation and Placement Rates are based on the time period of students who began the nursing program during January 2012-September 2012, as required by the College's institutional accreditor's (ACCSC) annual report: the graduation rate for the time period is 83%.  The graduation rate is based on 64 individuals with 53 individuals graduating.. Additionally, Platt College reports its retention rate based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (known as IPEDS).  IPEDS measures first-time degree seeking students who have never attended college.  For Fall 2016-2017, Platt College had 5 students out 233 students that were categorized under IPEDS.  Thus, 1 out of 2 students withdrew for a retention rate of 50%. 

4. The 2017 Graduation and Placement Rates are based on the time period of students who began the nursing program during January 2012-September 2012, as required by the College's institutional accreditor's (ACCSC) annual report: the employment rate is 92%.  The placement rate is based on 64 individuals with 59 individuals employed as a registered nurse.

The required Graduation and Placement Rates are based on the time period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  During this time period, 53 individuals graduated and 45 of those individuals are employed, for an employment rate of 85%.

5. Tuition and fees for completion the program in the normal time, costs for books and supplies, and costs for room and board is available on the College's website. 

Because the costs of books and supplies may vary per student enrolling, Platt College has created a detailed cost structure break-down to ensure transparency, ethics, and integrity, as stated in the College's Core Values. 

According to the current College catalog, 2017-2018 Catalog: Volume 10, Number I (Effective May 30, 2017), the total for tuition and fees is $77,145.00.  Based on the current College Catalog, books and supplies were calculated based on the following categories:

  • Books (approximately) $5,450.00
  • Cognate Costs and Nursing Kits (approximately) $535.00
  • and Review, Certification, Subscription, Assessment Program, and Insurance Costs are $1,250.00
  • Total = $7,235.00

6. For the time period of July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017, out of 53 students who graduated during that time period, 45 students have reported debt. Median Federal Loan Debt is   $33,147; Median Private Loan Debt is $10,743; and the Median Loan Debt is $41,998.  The completion rate is 71.83%.  65% completed the program within the normal time frame as listed in the catalog. *5 students from the noted year are still enrolled.

7. The yearly (2017) NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for Platt College as reported by the Colorado Board of Nursing is 69.77%.  The 69.77% is based on a calendar year-to-date report    2017 with 43 graduates tested.  (The calculations for Quarter 4 in 2017 have been redacted by the Colorado Board of Nursing, since the number of testers for that time period to date were under 10).  If calculated using ACEN's time period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, the NCLEX calculates to 83.61% with 61 graduates testing.

A three-year trend of nursing NCLEX pass rates from the Colorado Board of Nursing includes:

Year Number of Testers NCLEX Pass Rate
2017 43 69.77%
2016 61 86.89%
2015 63 87.50%

This information for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is available below.  Please note this template is provided by the Department of Education and is revised according to their template release. 

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