The state’s Finish What You Started program helps students overcome financial obstacles and academic anxieties to return to school and finish their degree
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Adjuncts will soon qualify for federal student loan forgiveness but Colorado Democrats want to give them more aid toward debt relief
A bill would give adjunct instructors, who may rely on food banks and share housing, full-time employment status for the sake of applying for federal student loan forgiveness
State budget writers fine Colorado Mesa University for exceeding tuition increase cap, highlighting annual Capitol debate
Legislature told the state’s colleges and universities they couldn’t raise tuition for any in-state undergraduate students by more than 2%.
A new Colorado law granting Native Americans in-state college tuition is already attracting students
About 200 Native American students enrolled in state colleges and universities should each see their annual tuition slashed by about $15,000 this year under a new law that provides in-state status to members of 48 tribes with historical ties to Colorado. While the number of students immediately impacted is small, education officials and proponents of […]
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 […]
Opinion: We need higher education for all to overcome racial, income and health divides in Colorado
The pandemic has clearly exposed the faulty underpinnings and systemic problems with our larger health-care system. Rightly so, advocates are calling for systemic change — change in how we insure people, change in how we provide safety net services, and change in how we keep all people safe and healthy. Yet, the root causes in […]
Philip DiStefano: CU Boulder supports legislation eliminating test scores and legacy status for admissions
Colorado has an incredible opportunity in this year’s legislative session to increase access to higher education. Legislators can help end statutorily driven discriminatory practices and help the state’s colleges and universities compete with out-of-state schools for Colorado’s students. Lawmakers can realize these changes by passing two proposed bills addressing outdated admissions practices. One would eliminate […]
Colorado colleges want to offer more in-person classes this spring. Here’s what they learned from a tough fall.
Megan Walton would be the first to admit this semester has been hard. Maybe things are difficult because it’s her junior year — notoriously the most difficult one — or because she’s busy as a student athlete in addition to her job as a vice president for the Student Government Association. Maybe it’s because it’s […]
Enrollment usually rises at community colleges during an economic downturn. That’s not the case during coronavirus.
Times of economic distress typically give rise to bustling community college campuses, where students of all backgrounds turn to enhance their skills or build new ones in pursuit of a new career altogether. Accessible to all, community colleges offer a safe harbor for students — both traditional and nontraditional — trying to navigate toward an […]
Thousands of Colorado workers already earn college credit for their time on the job. But even thousands more could.
Laura Seitz spent more time in a clinic than a classroom as she learned how to become a medical assistant but still earned college credit toward her certification. She was enrolled at Front Range Community College, but most of her practical education came at Associates in Family Medicine in Fort Collins. There, she trained with […]