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December 12, 2013
Tuition, debt dominate higher ed budget hearing
Key legislators signaled concern about tuition levels during a budget hearing Thursday, even though state colleges have promised to keep 2014-15 increases below 6 percent.
December 4, 2013
College performance funding plan approved
Updated - The initial plan for how Colorado colleges and universities would be financially rewarded for increasing graduation rates and achieving other key goals was approved Thursday by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
November 13, 2013
Looking for a truce on community college degrees
A group of higher ed administrators and others are working to find a compromise plan for community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees, an issue that…
October 1, 2013
State launches new program to improve college graduation
State leaders Tuesday unveiled the “Colorado Challenge,” an effort to improve college completion rates, starting with 2,500 “underrepresented” students who will receive extra support as…
August 27, 2013
Reports track students from high school to college
New reports from the state Department of Higher Education provide a more richly detailed look than was previously available of what happens to Colorado students after they graduate high school.
August 22, 2013
Garcia says Obama higher ed plan fine by him
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia was quick out of the box Thursday morning to praise the “goal” of President Obama’s higher education affordability plan.
June 17, 2013
Tuition hikes only one piece of college costs
Colorado college students are again facing tuition increases next year, but the jumps are a bit more moderate than in recent years.
June 10, 2013
State moving to new college admissions system
Big changes could be coming for Colorado college admissions and for remedial education of high schools grads who aren’t quite ready for college work.
June 4, 2013
College attendance gap persists for Hispanics
Colorado’s Hispanic high school grads continue to lag other groups in college attendance, according to a new report.
April 30, 2013
College merit aid bill passes House
Update - The House Wednesday voted 59-5 to pass the bill that would reinstate state merit scholarships.
April 30, 2013
CMC to award first four-year degrees
Colorado Mountain College this week will award 58 bachelor’s degrees — a first for the community college that has 11 campuses in the central and…
April 12, 2013
Merit aid pulled from budget bill
Updated - A last-minute flap over undocumented students has cut $3 million in merit-based scholarships from the state budget bill.
April 9, 2013
Regents bite the bullet on tuition
The University of Colorado Board of Regents has approved 2013-14 undergrad tuition hikes ranging from 6 to 8.7 percent.
April 8, 2013
CU, community college tuition votes set
Both the University of Colorado Board of Regents and the state community college board will meet this week to consider proposed 2013-14 tuition rates. The…
March 6, 2013
JBC goes with $30M boost for colleges
The JBC tentatively decides on higher ed funding for 2013-14, and the parent trigger/school grades bill goes down to defeat. Capitol roundup
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