Enrollment declines at Colorado’s largest open-access higher education institution mean fewer first-generation college students are pursuing opportunities.
The Colorado News Collaborative and its partners, including Chalkbeat, are using a decade’s worth of data and the lived experiences of Coloradans to shed light on where we’ve been and where we’re going.
Colorado lawmakers passed a law that will help more students access financial aid for college.
Chalkbeat Colorado hosted an event on how Colorado can get more students to and through college. Here are four takeaways.
Colorado is a highly educated state, yet there are large gaps in degree attainment. Here’s a reading list on the efforts to improve college access.
In Fowler, a tiny town in the southeastern Colorado plains, higher education has become a way of life. Its high school sends most of its students to college.
Aproximadamente dos de cada cinco varones hispanos que se gradúan de una secundaria de Colorado irán a la universidad. Una vez en la universidad, la mayoría no se gradúa.
The Denver Scholarship Foundation gathered Hispanic men with differing college experiences to better understand the challenges they face getting to college.
A bill in the Colorado legislature would provide $91 million to expand and create programs like those at Colorado Mountain College to tailor degrees to jobs.
The CU Board of Regents named interim president Todd Saliman the sole finalist to be the next president of the University of Colorado System.
El Community College de Denver ha cambiado su programa de inglés como segundo idioma para dar clases de inglés a estudiantes y ayudarles a conseguir empleo.
The Community College of Denver has changed its English as a second language program to teach students English that can help them land jobs.
Colorado lawmakers unveiled a package of bills to help people earn degrees and credentials in less time and in fields with high-paying jobs.
School funding, universal preschool, and public sector bargaining are among the big education issues that Colorado will decide.
To address teacher shortages, a Colorado bill would provide stipends up to $22,000 for student teachers, plus help with licensing exams.
Earning a four-year degree while incarcerated may become possible in Colorado as a prison education program and Pell Grant financial aid expand.
Colorado lawmakers may limit the common practice of withholding college transcripts to collect debt, if students apply for jobs, schools or the military.
Colorado lawmakers want to expand access to a program offering a fifth year of high school with classes for college credit.
Colorado lawmakers introduce a bill to waive tuition and fees for students who were in foster care after the age of 13.
Colorado can spend $100 million to bolster career training in K-12 and higher education, and to help train and connect adults with jobs.
Colorado’s higher education leaders issued a joint letter asking for more than what Gov. Jared Polis has earmarked in his budget to meet required costs.
Report outlines how Colorado could raise the percentage of high school seniors completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Gov. Jared Polis touted universal preschool and free kindergarten in his State of the State address. Some leaders want to see more attention to higher ed.
The Colorado state board of education granted full approval Wednesday to Regis’ elementary education and special education programs after the university revamped coursework on reading instruction.
College students sit at round tables in a large room with windows.
Colorado bill would improve services for students with disabilities
If it passes, the legislature will create a committee to understand how colleges track and help those students succeed.
Los varones hispanos asisten y terminan la universidad con las tasas más bajas de cualquier grupo de estudiantes en Colorado. En otros lugares, las universidades han diseñado programas para aumentar el éxito de los estudiantes.
Hispanic men attend and complete college at the lowest rates of any student group in Colorado. Elsewhere, colleges have designed ways to lift student success.
The Hernandez brothers’ divergent paths highlight the challenges Hispanic men face in getting into college — and in getting through.
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