Colorado high school students continue upward trend in college enrollment, academic success

Up more than half a percentage point from last year, nearly 57 percent of Colorado’s high school class of 2015 enrolled in a postsecondary institution, according to a CCHE report. This amounts to about 30,000 students. Read the press release.

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 and this fact sheet.

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.

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. April 7, 2017
Location: Colorado Dept. of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1940, Denver, CO 80202


College Invest Board of Directors
Time: 1 p.m. May 18, 2017
Location: CollegeInvest Boardroom
1560 Broadway, Suite 1700, Denver, CO 80202

What's new?

Postsecondary Progress Report: Up more than half a percentage point from last year, nearly 57 percent of Colorado’s high school class of 2015 enrolled in a postsecondary institution. Read the report.

DHE Executive Director: We are excited to announce Gov. Hickenlooper has appointed Dr. Kim Hunter Reed as our new executive director, effective Wednesday, Feb. 15. Read the press release.

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