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

Colorado community colleges will provide more aid and resources for their older students, better track their college success, and create degree programs leading to well-paying jobs, thanks to joining a national network this month. The REACH Collaborative, which Colorado joined on Friday, intends to improve college for older students nationwide including in the Colorado Community College […]

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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 community colleges predict another year of declining enrollment

Colorado community college leaders face a troubling trend as the fall semester approaches — fewer students are projected on campus than last year when pandemic restrictions were at their height. The projected decline comes even as college officials expect students back for in-person learning. The delta variant’s uncertainty seems to be the cause, according to […]

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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 […]