Gov. Polis' budget proposal calls for holding tuition flat

On top of increased support for financial aid and teacher recruitment, the proposed budget invests $121 million to keep tuition flat at all public institutions of higher education for school year 2019-20. Read the Gov.'s letter.

Colorado colleges and universities see jump in applications

Colorado students submitted more than 22,000 college admissions applications on Oct. 30, 2018, when all public colleges and universities in the state and several private institutions waived application fees. Read the press release.

Campaign encourages students to "Get Your Piece of the Pie"

Only 48 percent of Colorado high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid last year, translating to an estimated $92 million in financial aid left on the table over the last two years. Watch Gov. Hickenlooper's message to students.

Colorado named a Complete College America "Momentum State"

CCA’s Momentum Pathways Scale Project boosts college attainment by improving graduation rates and eliminating achievement gaps. Read more about this distinction.

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 Meeting
Time: 1-5 p.m. Feb. 7, 2019
Location: 1600 Broadway, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202

College Invest Board Meeting
Date: Feb. 21, 2019
Location: 1600 Broadway, Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202


What's new?

Updates to the Colorado Admissions Index Chart and Index Calculator: The admission index was changed at the advice of College Board and at the request of Colorado’s public four-year institutions of higher education to remain consistent with the ACT/SAT concordance tables. Learn more.

Executive Director: Gov.-elect Jared Polis announced Angie Paccione will serve as the next executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Read the announcement.

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