Colorado colleges and universities will waive applications fees on October 15

Gov. Jared Polis announced that all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado and several private institutions will allow students to apply for free on Tuesday, October 15 as part of the second Colorado Free Application Day. Watch Gov. Polis’ video announcement.

Earning a credential remains a rewarding investment for Colorado adults

Our inaugural return on investment report breaks down median earnings after one, five and 10 years for Coloradans who have earned a postsecondary credential in seven program groups, including STEM, business and health. Read the report.

Tuition freeze among several legislative accomplishments

From expanding Concurrent Enrollment opportunities to granting in-state aid to ASSET students, we had a busy legislative session. Read our recap.

Colorado’s dual enrollment programs grow by nearly 10 percent

Nearly 46,000 students took at least one dual enrollment course during the 2017-18 academic year, representing almost 35 percent of all 11th- and 12th-graders in Colorado’s public high schools. Read the press release and the executive summary.

Our Mission

Working with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, we advocate, develop policies and support students to maximize higher education opportunities for all. We believe every Coloradan should have an education beyond high school to pursue their dreams and improve our communities. Read our Master Plan.

Upcoming Events

CCHE Meeting
Oct. 24, 2019
1600 Broadway, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202

College Invest Board Meeting
Time: Nov. 14, 2019
Location: TBD

What's new?

Colorado Free Application Day: Mark your calendars: Colorado Free Application Day will take place Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Students can apply to any state college or university and many private institutions for free that day only. Learn more.

Healthcare Apprenticeships: Governor Jared Polis announced that Colorado will receive $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to scale 5,000 health care apprenticeships in Colorado’s higher education system. The state has also secured $4.2 million in matching funds from health care partners across the state. Read more.

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