Colorado legislature approves $105 million investment higher education

The dollars support the state’s goals to make higher education more affordable, accessible and attainable and pave the way to 66 percent by 2025. Read the fact sheet.

Colorado’s dual enrollment programs continue to grow

More than a third of Colorado’s 11th- and 12th-graders participated in dual enrollment programs in 2016-17, according to a report released by CDHE. Read the press release and fact sheet.

High school college-going rate remains consistent, but gaps linger

Nearly 56 percent of Colorado’s high school class of 2016, about 56,200 students, enrolled in a postsecondary institution directly after graduation, and gaps remain in key success indicators among white and minority students. Read the report and the press release.

New attainment numbers show growth among minority groups

Colorado's attainment rate increased from 55 percent in 2017 to 56.2 percent in 2018, measured by the number of adults ages 25-34 with a credential beyond a high school diploma. Read the press release.

About DHE

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 Retreat
Date: Aug. 2-3, 2018
Location: Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, CO


CCHE Meeting
Time: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 6, 2018
Location: Communtiy College of Aurora
Aurora, CO

What's new?

Argosy University/Art Institute Closing: The parent company for the Art Institute of Colorado and Argosy University will close its Colorado campuses on Dec. 31, 2018.

Current Students: Please visit this webpage for news and information about continuing your education.

Developmental Education: The percentage of students placed into developmental education in 2016-2017 decreased slightly from 36.1 to 35.3 percent from the previous year, according to a report released by CDHE.

Executive Director: Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Dan Baer as the next executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Read the press release.

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