Worth the money? Colorado wants students to know colleges provide value
A new strategic plan in the state says that colleges should ensure that students are able to at least earn back what they spend on their education.
February 2, 2023
Colorado adults who never finished high school could get more help toward a diploma
The state's legislature is considering two bills designed to boost adult education and train more people for jobs that have been stubbornly hard to fill.
January 26, 2023
Cutting ‘credentials to nowhere’
A Denver-area community college joins the small but growing ranks of institutions who aren’t just adding—but also are cutting—programs to better match labor market demand.
October 6, 2022
In Colorado, a snapshot of how the pandemic disrupted college-going patterns in the states
The state not only saw fewer high school graduates heading straight to college—but those who did go were less prepared.
July 14, 2022
To address workforce shortages, Colorado lawmakers look to expand student work opportunities
Lawmakers propose to spend $6.1 million over the next two years on the pilot program.
March 18, 2022
Two Hispanic brothers wanted to go to college in Colorado. Here’s why only one made it.
Two brothers saw higher education as a way into careers that would pay well and let them work hard with their minds, not their backs. Only one made it to college.
December 1, 2021
What Colorado might be telling us about community college enrollment nationwide this fall
The state's community college system projects enrollment will drop more than 6 percent this fall—perhaps a harbinger of 2-year enrollment nationwide as the Delta variant adds uncertainty and the economy tries to rebound.
August 10, 2021
Colorado will allow four-year colleges to grant associate degrees to those who dropped out. Will it make a difference?
National experts don't expect the new law to immediately improve the job prospects of learners who dropped out—but it might if it motivates them to come back for a bachelor's.
July 28, 2021
A detour through a barber shop
Millions of Americans delayed or cancelled higher education plans amid the pandemic. QuangHuy Bui, in Denver is one of them—and after spending the year working in a barber shop, he's now planning his return to education.
July 28, 2021