Staying informed about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The Department’s top priority is the health and safety of all students, educators and communities in Colorado. The department has compiled resources about Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) to help provide guidance to Institutions of Higher Education here.

No Lapse in Learning

In working with our colleges and universities in transitioning to online instruction, we’ve identified laptops as a critical need. Learn more.

Census Day is April 1!

Our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population; let's make it count in Colorado! Find resources and review tips for counting college students.

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.

Statewide Partnership Tackles Colorado’s Teacher Shortages

Backed by K-12 school system, universities, state agencies, business, and nonprofits, TEACH Colorado launches a digital teacher recruitment platform.

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.

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
Time: March 6, 2020
Location: 1600 Broadway, 23rd Floor
Denver, CO 80202

Open Education Week
Time: March 2-6, 2020


What's new?

The Department announced the statewide attainment rate increased from 56.9 percent in 2019 to 57.6 percent in 2020. Read the News Release.

Second Chance Scholarship program open now through April 15 for previously committed youth pursing a postsecondary credential. Learn More.

Colorado Commission on Higher Education approves $1 million in OER grant funding. Read the news release.

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