The Postsecondary Progress and Success of High School Graduates is a yearly report issued by the Colorado Department of Higher Education pursuant to C.R.S. 23-1-113 and C.R.S. 23-1-113.3. It explores both data trends and policy context related to the experience of Colorado’s recent high school graduates in postsecondary education by examining, postsecondary enrollment trends, leading indicators of postsecondary success and progress toward a credential.
Data sources and methodology can be viewed here
The Developmental Education Needs supplement to The Postsecondary Progress and Success of High School Graduates was first issued in 2019 pursuant to C.R.S. 23-1-113.3. It explores the developmental education needs of high school graduates in Colorado in addition to leading indicators of postsecondary success and progress toward a credential for students requiring developmental education. Though the department has been releasing a developmental education report for more than a decade, this report makes methodological adjustments to align it with the Postsecondary Progress Report. This means values in this report cannot be compared to prior developmental education reports released by the department. To increase interpretability due to these changes, this report includes data back to 2009 using the new methodology.
Data are available for the graduating classes of 2009 through 2017 and can be viewed at the state, district and school level. Consistent with the commitments outlined in Colorado’s goal to erase equity gaps, selected data are provided by gender, race/ethnicity, and income.Email your questions to Katie.Zaback@dhe.state.co.us