Tuition freeze among several legislative accomplishments

From expanding Concurrent Enrollment opportunities to granting in-state aid to ASSET students, we had a busy legislative session. Read our recap.

Colorado’s dual enrollment programs grow by nearly 10 percent

Nearly 46,000 students took at least one dual enrollment course during the 2017-18 academic year, representing almost 35 percent of all 11th- and 12th-graders in Colorado’s public high schools. Read the press release and the executive summary.

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.

Our Mission

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: Sept. 5, 2019
Location: TBD

College Invest Board Meeting
Date: Aug. 22, 2019
Location: 1600 Broadway, Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202


What's new?

Return on investment report: Earning a college degree or certificate remains a rewarding investment for Colorado adults despite the cost of tuition, according to Colorado Rises: Maximizing Value for Students and Our State. The inaugural 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.

Healthcare Apprenticeships: Governor Jared Polis announced that Colorado will receive $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to scale 5,000 health care apprenticeships in Colorado’s higher education system. The state has also secured $4.2 million in matching funds from health care partners across the state. Read more.

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