State plan outlines recommendations for recruiting, retaining educators to address teacher shortage

DHE, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, outlined recommendations for recruiting and retaining more teachers in a strategic plan and complementary report submitted to the Colorado state legislature. Read the press release.

Governor's budget proposal calls for 9.7 percent increase in higher ed funding

The executive budget provides for $86.9 million in increased public postsecondary funding, prioritizing affordability, need-based aid and credential completion in high-demand areas. Read the proposal.

DHE recognizes National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

We donated about 1,000 pounds of food to the University of Northern Colorado Bear Pantry, which launched in 2014. Learn more about food and housing insecurity on college campuses.

Jumpstart your college career! COSLI now accepting applications

The Colorado Student Leaders Institute is a month-long, state sponsored summer program where high school students live and study on a Colorado campus. Apply today!

About DHE

In tandem with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the department works to improve the quality of, ensure the affordability of and promote access to postsecondary education for the people of Colorado. Read our Master Plan.

Upcoming Events

CCHE Meeting
Time: 1 p.m., Feb. 2, 2018
Location: Colorado Department on Higher Education
1560 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202


College Invest Board Meeting
Time: 1-5 p.m., Feb. 15, 2017
Location: The Northern Trust
1401 Lawrence Street, Suite 1500
Denver, CO 80202

What's new?

Open Educational Resources: The OER Council’s report found increased adoption of freely available online teaching and learning materials could significantly benefit students through cost savings, improved learning and higher student retention. Read the report.

Educator Shortage Action Plan: CDHE outlined recommendations to help curb the state's educator shortage, which is nearing a crisis in some districts. Read the press release.

Governor's Budget Request: With his call for $86.9 million in increased public postsecondary funding, Governor Hickenlooper sent a strong message that affordable, accessible and equitable education should be available to all Coloradans. Read the full budget proposal.

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