A Boulder Daily Camera commentary comparing America's rate of graduating college students to that of other countries, exploring the demographics of college graduates and projecting future needs for highly educated workers in the global economy.
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 letter to the Denver Post editorial board commending it for correctly pointing out that the Colorado Commission on Higher Education's (CCHE) new performance contracts will not solve higher education's financial crisis, but criticizing the paper for failing to mention that these contracts also fail to ensure increased access to higher education for low-income and minority students.
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.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary looking at low levels of financial aid in Colorado and a Colorado Commission of Higher Education proposal that could potentially limit aid to the neediest families in the state.