Teacher shortages a continuing concern for Colorado

The latest numbers from the 2016 Legislative Educator Preparation Report show the number of individuals completing traditional educator preparation programs declined by 2.2 percent during the 2015-2016 academic year, dropping for a sixth straight year. Read the press release.

International student enrollment grows at Colorado institutions

International student enrollment continues to climb at Colorado higher education institutions, according to data released by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The five percent increase suggests Colorado is gaining traction among students looking for a high-quality higher education experience abroad. Read the press release.

Keep your seniors on track using the FAFSA Completion Tool

With the support of The Kresge Foundation, The Colorado Department of Higher Education has developed an online tool that helps counselors, principals and mentors work with seniors to keep them on track toward completing the FAFSA. For more information, visit the FAFSA Completion Tool.

Talent Pipeline Report tracks employment trends

For job openings that offer higher earnings, nearly all typically require formal education or training beyond high school for entry into the field, while the lower earnings tier offers far more opportunity for workers without education or training beyond high school. Read the report.

About DHE

In tandem with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the department works to improve the quality of, ensure the affordability of and promote access to postsecondary education for the people of Colorado. Read our Master Plan.

Upcoming Events

CCHE Meeting
Time: 1 p.m. Feb. 3, 2017
Location: Colorado Dept. of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202


College Invest Board of Directors
Time: 1 p.m. Feb. 16, 2017
Location: CollegeInvest Boardroom
1560 Broadway, Suite 1700, Denver, CO 80202

What's new?

Educator Preparation Report: The number of individuals completing traditional educator preparation programs at Colorado colleges and universities during the 2015-16 academic year declined by 2.2 percent to 2,472. Read the report.

Heritage College: The Department’s Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS) was notified that Heritage College discontinued all instruction effective immediately. For more information, affected students should visit this page.

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