Gov. John Hickenlooper announces Colorado Free Application Day

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado, and several private institutions, will allow students to apply for free for Colorado Free Application Day. Watch Gov. Hickenlooper's message to students.

College Appplication Month kicks off September 17

College Application Month is a six-week boot camp to help students identify career goals, research matching education programs and apply successfully. This year’s campaign will run from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31. Browse our resources and register your school.

Colorado legislature approves $105 million investment higher education

The dollars support the state’s goals to make higher education more affordable, accessible and attainable and pave the way to 66 percent by 2025. Read the fact sheet.

Colorado’s dual enrollment programs continue to grow

More than a third of Colorado’s 11th- and 12th-graders participated in dual enrollment programs in 2016-17, according to a report released by CDHE. Read the press release and fact sheet.

About DHE

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: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 22, 2018
Location: Colorado State University-Global
Denver, CO

College Invest Board Meeting
Date: Nov. 15, 2018
Location: TBD


What's new?

Colorado Student Leaders Institute: Colorado institutions of higher education with campus residences are encouraged to apply to host up to 100 sophomore and junior high school students for a month-long COSLI leadership program. Download the RFP.

Argosy University/Art Institute Closing: The parent company for the Art Institute of Colorado and Argosy University will close its Colorado campuses on Dec. 31, 2018.

Current Students: Please visit this webpage for news and information about continuing your education.

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