Educational attainment ticks up with growth among most minority groups

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) announced the statewide attainment rate increased from 56.2 percent in 2018 to 56.9 percent in 2019, measured by the number of adults ages 25-34 who have earned a credential beyond a high school diploma.

Colorado high school college-going rate remains consistent

Among Colorado’s high school class of 2017, 56.3 percent, or about 32,400 students, enrolled in a postsecondary institution directly after graduation. Read the press release.

CCHE approves $550,000 in inaugural OER grant funding

The 20 awardees include a systemwide intercampus collaboration and faculty content design in disciplines with high enrollment and expensive textbook costs. Read the press release.

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.

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Time: 1-5 p.m. April 5, 2019
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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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