It’s one thing to enroll in college. The bigger challenge often is ensuring that students stick it out and graduate in a timely manner. For first generation, low income or other underrepresented students the challenges are even greater.
Many programs at Colorado’s public institutions of higher education are moving the needle on student success by providing support systems necessary for all students successfully complete postsecondary work.
During the month of October the Colorado Department of Higher Education is celebrating these programs through campus events and visits by Lt. Gov. Garcia, who serves as the Department's executive director, in a new campaign called Colorado Completes! Successful postsecondary completion is at the heart of Colorado’s higher education master plan. Read the proclamation. (Photo source: University of Colorado, LEAD Scholars Program)
Learn about programs at some of Colorado's community colleges, from hospital simulations through Pueblo Community College to a range of wraparound student support services.
One four-year campus offers University 101, another Academic Neighborhoods to aid underserved students and then there's PRIME (above) at Western State Colorado University.
Community College of Aurora’s Transfer-focused Student Success Center Also Merits Visit from Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor, CCCS Connections, Nov. 25, 2014
Lieutenant Governor Witnesses How Partnership Between St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and Pueblo Community College Results in Completion by Engaging Students in Real World Learning, CCCS Connections, Nov. 25, 2014
Lt. Governor Recognizes Western's Student Success Programs, Western State Colorado University, Oct. 28, 2014
Lt. Gov. praises two college programs, Pueblo Chieftain, Oct. 25, 2014
PCC classes rank tops in state, KOAA, Oct. 24, 2014
Aims Celebrates Catalyst Program with Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Aims Community College, Oct. 23, 2014
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia visits Greeley, says confidence, sense of belonging key to improving minority college graduation rates, Greeley Tribune, Oct. 22, 2014
University 101: Supporting Transition To College, University of Northern Colorado, Oct. 16, 2014
Timing is everything for Community College of Aurora dual track students, Aurora Sentinel, Oct. 16, 2014
Lt. Gov. Garcia commends programs at increasing student success, University of Colorado Boulder, Oct. 13, 2014
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia to visit UNC Oct. 22, University of Northern Colorado, Oct. 13, 2014
Colorado colleges get double the help to improve student success, Denver Business Journal, Oct. 8, 2014
CSU celebrates progress retaining at-risk students, Coloradoan, Oct. 5, 2014
Colorado State University showcases student success Oct. 8, Colorado State University, Oct. 3, 2014
EDITORIAL: Colorado Completes, Pueblo Chieftain, Sept. 24, 2014
Aims, UNC picked for campus visits by Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Greeley Tribune, Sept. 23, 2014
Timely college completion celebrated, Pueblo Chieftain, Sept. 23, 2014
PCC, CSU-Pueblo recognized, Pueblo Chieftain, Sept. 23, 2014
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