School and Ranking Information
Two of the four postsecondary institutions in or near Westminster, CO, that provide HR classes are for-profit schools. Based on rankings, student population and student-to-faculty ratio, the following university is considered a top school in the Westminster area for HR studies:
- Winner: Regis University in Denver, CO, is located just a few miles from Westminster. The university is the largest school in terms of student population that offers programs directly in or relating to human resources. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Organization Leadership or graduate certificate in strategic human resource integration.
School Info Chart
|Ranking||#29 Best Regional Universities (West) (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $32,424**|
|Human Resource Programs Offered||Bachelor's and master's degrees and graduate certificate|
|Human Resource Certificate and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||23**|
|Most Popular Human Resource Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (13 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||58%**|
|Noteworthy||One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S.; ranked and recognized by U.S. News and World Report for 19 consecutive years|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
- 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Accelerated programs offered
- Online and on-campus formats available for all HR programs
Regis University is a 4-year Jesuit Catholic institution founded in 1877. It enrolls nearly 10,000 students per year. The university's College of Professional Studies offers a variety of adult education programs relating to human resource management. For certain programs, applicants must have three years of experience working full time.
The 128-credit-hour Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management program includes courses in recruiting, employee benefits, personnel records, training and employee relationships. There is also a 152-credit-hour option that combines the bachelor's program with a master's program in a similar field.
The Master of Science in Organization Leadership requires 30 credit hours, including core courses in leadership, management and organization. Students may individualize their study by pursuing a concentration in human resources management and leadership.
The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Integration program is intended for those who have already earned a bachelor's or master's degree. In this 18-credit-hour program, students analyze the role of the human resources department within a company. Courses include leadership, compensation, benefits and employee retention and relations.