Colorado Community College System
Opinion: The Colorado community-college system is built on exploitation of teachers
Juggling multiple jobs, adjunct faculty are the gig workers of higher education. They outnumber full faculty 4-1 but are paid less than half
Opinion: A Colorado education leader sees opportunity emerging from the COVID-19 chaos
Over the last year, in too many communities across the country, closed public systems have lurched from one crisis to the next, failing to either solve present challenges or imagine a different future.
Colorado’s 2022 budget boosts K-12 spending, reverses higher ed cuts
School districts would receive about 10% more per pupil from the state. Budget writers also OK a 7% tuition hike at the University of Northern Colorado, and 3% at other colleges
In rural Colorado, one town is looking to its community college to help survive the end of coal
Leaders of Craig see a tight window of opportunity to build a new economic base, provide residents replacement jobs, and ensure the city’s survival.
Colorado needs more skilled workers. But the state provides little help to adults trying to earn a college degree.
A wide swath of Coloradans can’t access well-paying jobs to provide for their families, and employers can’t find workers with the skills needed for specialized jobs.
Enrollment usually rises at community colleges during an economic downturn. That’s not the case during coronavirus.
Fall enrollment among Colorado community colleges is down 22% at a time those schools have become more reliant on tuition
Thousands of Colorado workers already earn college credit for their time on the job. But even thousands more could.
While some Colorado higher education institutions grant students credit for their work experience, lawmakers want to formalize the process across schools statewide.