Governor's budget proposal calls for 9.7 percent increase in higher ed funding

The executive budget provides for $86.9 million in increased public postsecondary funding, prioritizing affordability, need-based aid and credential completion in high-demand areas. Read the proposal.

DHE recognizes National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

We donated about 1,000 pounds of food to the University of Northern Colorado Bear Pantry, which launched in 2014. Learn more about food and housing insecurity on college campuses.

CCHE releases statewide plan to increase postsecondary attainment

Colorado Rises: Advancing Education and Talent Development sets statewide goal of 66 percent postsecondary attainment by 2025. Read the press release and explore Colorado Rises online.

Jumpstart your college career! COSLI now accepting applications

The Colorado Student Leaders Institute is a month-long, state sponsored summer program where high school students live and study on a Colorado campus. Apply today!

Colorado Department of Higher Education receives $400,000 federal grant

The Colorado Department of Higher Education has received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to carry out cutting edge research on the benefits of dual enrollment. Read the press release.

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., Dec. 7, 2017
Location: University of Denver
2199 University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208


College Invest Board Meeting
Time: 1-5 p.m., Nov. 13, 2017
Location: Halcyon Hotel
245 N. Columbine Street
Denver, CO 80206

What's new?

Governor's Budget Request: With his call for $86.9 million in increased public postsecondary funding, Governor Hickenlooper sent a strong message that affordable, accessible and equitable education should be available to all Coloradans. Read the full budget proposal.

Concurrent Enrollment Grant: The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) has received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to carry out cutting edge research on the benefits of dual enrollment. Read the press release.

Colorado Rises: CCHE has released an updated statewide plan to increase postsecondary attainment, reaffirming the 2012 statewide goal of 66 percent attainment by 2025. Read Colorado Rises.

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