This study, sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education???s Center for At-Risk Education, utilized available data to examine the relationships between adult educational attainment, the Bell Policy Center's Gateways of Opportunity, and academic achievement of students.
After more than a decade of declining state investment, Colorado???s system of public higher education and adult training is nearing the breaking point. The implications are severe for our families, our businesses, our communities and our future. How did this happen? What is at stake for Coloradans and their communities? And what can be done about it? This booklet offers straightforward answers to these questions.
In Alamosa and Huerfano counties, for a family of four (two adults, one preschooler and one school-age child) to be completely self sufficient, their income must exceed the median earnings of a worker with an associate degree.
Mesa State College makes life better in Western Colorado. The college offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs to residents of Grand Junction and neighboring communities. Nine out of 10 Mesa State graduates are Colorado residents, and eight out of 10 live and work in Colorado after graduation.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary summarizing the Bell Policy Center's Education White Papers, which explore the education pipeline, who gets into college, who finishes college, who educates low-income and minority students, and who defaults on student loans.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary lamenting the poor state of high school counseling in Colorado, where the student-to-counselor ratio is high and some minority and low-income students are discouraged from going to college by their counselors.
As the new legislative session begins and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education launches its statewide higher education marketing campaign with today's "CollegeInColorado" event, the Bell would like to highlight key issues in improving access to, and success in, higher education for underserved students.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary criticizing the state's new policy on college performance contracts, which do not include specific accountability measures to ensure colleges increase access to low-income and minority students.