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Colorado Department of Higher Education

Colorado Department of Higher Education
Colorado Department of Higher Education

A new Colorado law granting Native Americans in-state college tuition is already attracting students

The goal of Senate Bill 29 is to increase the number of Native American students who attend – and are successful – in college

Education

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

Who teaches students matters. Studies show that it affects a student’s sense of belonging, and whether students and families see colleges as being for them.

Education

Opinion: We need higher education for all to overcome racial, income and health divides in Colorado

Higher education changes lives, but not everyone starts off equally. Getting through the front door is just the first hurdle.

Opinion Columns

Philip DiStefano: CU Boulder supports legislation eliminating test scores and legacy status for admissions

These bills could increase access to higher education and reduce discriminatory practices.

Opinion Columns

Colorado colleges want to offer more in-person classes this spring. Here’s what they learned from a tough fall.

Some schools have been more successful than others in adapting to the coronavirus pandemic

Education

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

Education

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.

Education

Thousands of teachers applied to Colorado’s new educator loan forgiveness program. But only 100 spots are available.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education is granting loan forgiveness of up to $5,000 each year for five years. Will that draw more people into rural classrooms and help the state overcome its teacher shortage?

Education

Opinion: Let’s help college graduates get on their feet so Colorado can retain top talent

Opinion Columns

CU chancellor: Colorado needs more funding for college diversity

Opinion Columns

Textbook costs can bust college students’ budgets. Colorado professors are turning the page with free resources.

The rise of open educational resources at Colorado college campuses has helped shave costs for students. Red Rocks Community College is leading the pack, developing degree paths that require few textbooks.

Education

Republicans put education atop their priority list at the Capitol. We look at 8 of their ideas.

Republican lawmakers unveiled an education agenda that covers school safety, teacher pay, access to higher education and more. Will they be able to garner support from across the aisle?

Education

35% of Colorado high schoolers are earning college credit as they study for their diplomas

Concurrent enrollment saves students from 173 Colorado school districts time and money -- and is helping to close the racial education gap.

Education

Colorado wants to steer more students toward college by driving down higher education costs beyond tuition

Close to half of Colorado’s adult population hasn’t pursued education beyond high school at a time when the majority of jobs demand certificates or degrees

Education

A new Colorado report tries to show what higher education is worth. The value is clearer for some degrees than others.

Colorado students, especially would-be teachers, are making cost-benefit choices of their own and switching to more lucrative programs

Education

Teachers living in campers: How rural Colorado districts are coping with growing teacher shortage

High turnover, pay below cost-of-living has rural districts hiring from restaurants, coaxing retirees back into the classroom and scouting overseas to fill positions

Education

Colorado pits big colleges against small campuses in a “zero-sum game.” Gov. Polis wants a truce.

The state ranks 47th in the nation for higher education spending, but a funding overhaul is not an easy request

Politics and Government