District at a Glance and Postsecondary Outcomes for High School Students

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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 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.

Data sources and methodology can be viewed here


Email your questions to Katie.Zaback@dhe.state.co.us



Downloadable Data

  • HighSchool Cohort DataFile
    This cohort consists of all students who graduated from high school in Colorado in a given year and is used primarily in Part I. CDE, SURDS and NSC the source of this data.
  • College Enrollee Cohort DataFile
    This cohort consists of students who graduated from high school in Colorado in a given year and are attending an in-state institution that reports data into the SURDS system. This includes all public Colorado colleges and universities, plus Colorado Christian University, Regis University, and the University of Denver. This cohort is used in Parts II and III. CDE and SURDS are the only source of this data with the exception of persistence, where NSC data is used to identify student who enrolled in a private institution or out of state institution following their first year.