Applications double during second Colorado Free Application Day

Participating institutions received 44,488 applications in total, a 100 percent increase over last year’s campaign. Read the press release and the fact sheet.

Governor Polis releases roadmap for making college more affordable

The Roadmap to Containing College Costs and Making College Affordable outlines near, medium- and long-term strategies to contain costs and put higher education in reach for all Coloradans. Read the roadmap.

Ready to get your piece of the pie?

Last year, Colorado students received more than $1.5 billion in financial aid. To get your piece of the pie, you have to file the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Find student, parent and educator resources here.

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.

Our Mission

Working with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, we support students, advocate and develop policies and 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
Feb. 7, 2020
1600 Broadway, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202

College Invest Board Meeting
Time: Feb. 20, 2020
Location: TBD

What's new?

Open Educational Resources (OER) Report: CDHE and OER Council released their annual OER Report. Read the report.

Equity Toolkit: With support from Lumina Foundation, CDHE released a faculty toolkit for inclusive teaching. Explore the toolkit.

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Key Topics and Info

  • CO HELPS Apprenticeships—In partnership with healthcare providers and the Colorado Community College System, we're creating up to 5,000 healthcare apprenticeship positions.
  • Complete College Colorado!—Learn about programs that can help you earn a degree in as little time—and for as little cost—as possible.
  • Concurrent Enrollment—One in five Colorado students takes a college-level course.
  • Workforce Outcomes—Read how Colorado prepares students for college and careers.

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