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Zornio: 3 key takeaways from President Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan

Last week President Biden announced a first-of-its-kind student debt forgiveness plan that quickly prompted debate, criticism and support along the way. Overall, the policy is a strong win, and the following considers three key takeaways of why, offering context for the scope of forgiveness, the fairness and proof that shifting public opinion can help sway […]

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

The gaps are striking. Each year, for instance, thousands of students at the University of Colorado at Boulder start down the path of getting a bachelor’s degree. Six years later, about 69% have managed to get a degree, according to recent federal data. Hispanic men, though? Just 58% graduated. The story is the same at […]

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

Colorado community college enrollment dipped slightly over last year, an encouraging sign after expectations the pandemic would again deter a larger group of students from attending this fall. The Colorado Community College System saw enrollment decline half a percent this year compared with last year, according to Joe Garcia, system chancellor. And unlike last year, […]

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

Over 13,000 Colorado residents have earned more than 70 college credits at four-year state universities in the past five years but stopped short of a degree, according to the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Now, a new Colorado law lets universities award those students with an associate’s degree. Giving students with some college an associate’s degree […]

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Colorado is more diverse than ever, but its college professors are overwhelmingly white

By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado In a state that’s become increasingly diverse, the professors who teach at Colorado’s four-year colleges are overwhelmingly white. Of the 3,500 professors who have tenure, just 15 of them are Black women. Another 38 are Black men. Hispanic students now make up about 20% of the state’s universities. But Hispanic […]

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Tenured professors at Colorado public colleges are predominantly white

In a state that’s become increasingly diverse, the professors who teach at Colorado’s four-year colleges are overwhelmingly white. Of the 3,500 professors who have tenure, just 15 of them are Black women. Another 38 are Black men. Hispanic students now make up about 20% of the state’s universities. But Hispanic professors? Less than 8% of all […]

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

Colorado made news in May as the first state in the nation to ban legacy admissions at its public colleges. But few colleges in the state even consider an applicant’s family ties to a school, so what does the law really change? The answer, advocates say: perception. They hope the law especially helps people of color, […]