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Colorado Department of Higher Education launches four new statewide transfer agreements

DENVER – Sept. 18, 2020:  The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) recently launched four new statewide transfer articulation agreements in computer science, dance, journalism and public health. The agreements,  approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) and developed by faculty at two- and four-year public colleges and universities across the state—enable students to earn an associate degree with "designation" in a specific discipline or professional field, and then transfer into a related bachelor's degree program.  

Participation in Colorado’s dual enrollment programs continue to grow and give students a head start on making a livable wage

DENVER – Sept. 17, 2020: Nearly 50,500 students took at least one dual enrollment course during the 2018-19 academic year, according to a report released today by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and Colorado Department of Education (CDE). This was an increase of nearly 4,700 students from 2017-18, or a 9.2% jump in dual enrollment participation overall. 

Gov. Polis Launches $32 Million RISE Education Fund

DENVER- Governor Jared Polis launched the $32.7 million Response, Innovation, and Student Equity Education (RISE) fund today to support high-needs school districts, charter schools, and public institutions of higher education in creating sustainable innovations to improve student learning, close equity gaps, and enhance operational efficiency for pre-K-12 through higher education. 

Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative announces sixth year of matching scholarships grant program funding

DENVER, Aug. 12, 2020: The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) continues to invest in postsecondary scholarships for students. The program announced today the availability of $7.5 million for the 2020-2021 round of matching student scholarship grants.

Going to college or technical school remains a beneficial investment that allows Coloradans to be more resilient during economic challenges

Annual 'The Road to Affordability: Reducing Cost and Maximizing Value’ underscores the importance of containing college costs and shows that selecting an intentional postsecondary pathway is an essential decision for students to yield higher wages