EdPays: Earnings one, five and 10 years after college graduation

Colorado students and their parents now have a tool to help them decide what to study after high school, where to study, and how long to study. EdPays captures median earnings based on field of study, degree type and institution. Did you know graduates with associate of applied science degrees in registered nursing, allied health diagnostics and fire protection have earnings higher than the statewide median wage at years one, five and 10? Learn more or do your own comparisons with this interactive database. Photo courtesy of Colorado Mountain College.

Postsecondary outcomes for Colorado's H.S. graduates

The 2015 Legislative Report on the Postsecondary Progress and Success of High School Graduates examines college enrollment, in-state vs. out-of-state enrollment, GPA, need for remediation, and concurrent enrollment rates for five years of Colorado's high school graduation classes (2009-2013). Read the report

2015 Job Skills Report hones in on Colorado’s “Top Jobs”

The third annual legislatively mandated Job Skills Report delves into labor and postsecondary education data to discover areas where an adequate number of degrees and certificates are being generated to meet future workforce needs, along with gaps in the workforce pipeline. Read the press release, the summary, the full report and check out our interactive Top Jobs list Source: Photo courtesy Western Colorado Community College, a division of Colorado Mesa University

What's new

EdPays - This interactive tool shows earnings one, five and 10 years after graduation day from Colorado public institutions. Find out what your degree may be worth. Read more.

Educator preparation - Our latest report on the state's educator preparation programs shows a 7.8 percent drop in enrollment between 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Read more.

PARCC Pioneers - Two Colorado colleges are the nation's first "PARCC Pioneers." Aims Community College and Adams State University will begin accepting scores in 2016 to assess student readiness for college-level work. Read the press release.

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Key topics

  • Workforce outcomes - Find out what we're doing to make sure high school graduates are ready for college or the workforce, and what salaries they earn with what degrees
  • Guaranteed transfer - Colorado has many guided degree pathways and general education core courses guaranteed to transfer
  • P20 partnerships - K-12 and higher ed are teaming up in Colorado to improve outcomes for students. Check out this interactive timeline highlighting all our P20 initiatives.
  • Concurrent enrollment - Get the latest statistics showing one in five Colorado high school students is taking college classes
  • Colorado Completes! A new campaign celebrates programs at Colorado's campuses that are moving the needle on student success as demonstrated through convincing data.

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