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Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado

Colorado FAFSA rate rebounds but falls short of national average

Overall, Colorado’s Federal Application for Financial Aid completion rate increased by 2.2 percentage points for the Class of 2022 over last year

Education

Colorado FAFSA rate rebounds but falls short of national average

Colorado ranks 44th in the nation for the 2022 school year in getting high school students to finish the FAFSA, the federal application for financial aid.

Equity

Here’s how COVID-19 affected the way in which Colorado students head to college

The rate at which Colorado students are going to college right out of high school has dipped, and those who do go are less prepared

Education

How one man’s dream benefited 25,000 Western Slope students

David Delaplane never imagined his creation would expand across the Western Slope and eventually offer bachelor’s degrees

Education

Rural Colorado students go to college at low rates. But one town bucks the trend.

Fewer than half of rural Colorado’s high school graduates go to college, a rate that’s about five percentage points below the state average

Education

University of Colorado names Todd Saliman sole finalist for president

Saliman was the system’s chief financial officer and was named CU System interim president in June.

Education

Free school meals for all? Colorado lawmakers want to make that a reality

Colorado lawmakers of both parties have concerns about the cost of the proposal — an estimated $118 million a year — when the state has many other unmet education needs

Education

College in prison: Colorado may expand education for incarcerated

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of prison education, including lowered social costs and recidivism rates

Hispanic men graduate from college in Colorado at low rates. But the numbers can improve.

The disparate rate at which Hispanic men earn degrees from Colorado universities hasn’t improved much over the last decade, even as the institutions enroll more Hispanic students

Education

Student enrollment in Colorado won’t bounce back this year after pandemic losses, state analysts say

Metro Denver, the Southwest Mountain, San Luis Valley, Pueblo, and the Eastern Plains regions have seen the biggest percentage decline in student populations

Education

Two Hispanic brothers wanted to go to college in Colorado. Here’s why only one made it.

Colorado has one of the most highly educated populations, but only a quarter of Hispanic residents have a college credential, the lowest among all groups

Education

Teacher pay in rural Colorado would be set at a minimum of $40,000 under a new proposal. Will the legislature support it?

Altogether, the bill could benefit 6,000 teachers and cost the state an estimated $35 million a year to supplement salaries

Education

Colorado community colleges join national collaborative aimed at putting a focus on older students

The Lumina Foundation funded the collaborative, which stands for Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Education, and which will provide $975,000 over two years in Colorado

Education

The pandemic impacted fall enrollment at Colorado community colleges — but not as much as feared

Enrollment in the system remains down over 10% from 2019.

Education

As students return, Colorado State University works to help them adjust to campus life during COVID

After a pandemic year, students across Colorado and the country are struggling to figure out a return to college life

Education

Colorado community colleges predict another year of declining enrollment

Education

Colorado will allow four-year colleges to grant associates degrees to those who dropped out

Colorado is believed to be one the first to put into place a statewide law like this

Education

Tenured professors at Colorado public colleges are predominantly white

Hispanic students now make up about 20% of the state’s universities. But Hispanic professors? Less than 8% of all tenured professors across the state.

Politics and Government

Colorado banned legacy admissions at its public colleges. But what does that really mean for students?

Supporters believe the ban on legacy admissions makes a statement about who Colorado values in being admitted into college and clarifies the role of family ties to a school

Education

Union slams University of Colorado spending, wages and bond debt

Education
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