Remedial rate drops in 2013

The percentage of Colorado high school graduates who need remediation - or catch-up courses - when they get to college dropped 3 percentage points. This would seem to indicate that a variety of programs aimed at reducing the need for remediation while giving students the support they need, such as Supplemental Academic Instruction and the developmental education redesign at the Colorado Community College System, are working. Read the two-page summary.

Degree Within Reach reverse transfer program launched

Degree Within Reach is Colorado's way of describing "reverse transfer," a new program allowing students who have transferred from a Colorado community college to a Colorado university to combine credits from both institutions and apply them towards an associate’s degree.

Concurrent enrollment continues to grow

The 2012-2013 concurrent enrollment report released in late March by the Colorado Department of Higher Education finds participation in Concurrent Enrollment grew by 28 percent over the previous year. Check out this page for more information on a popular state program that allows students to earn college credit at no cost to them while still in high school.

What's New

Higher education funding - The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) this week officially kicks off a major project that will result in a new transparent outcomes-based funding formula for public higher education in Colorado. Read more.

Higher Ed for Higher Standards - Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and other higher education leaders in Colorado are signing on to a national push in support of the Common Core State Standards. Read more.

2014 Job Skills Report - This report ties future degree production to job needs by sector. Check out our new Job Skills page.

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