Making decisions regarding educational choices after high school graduation is never easy. However, the Colorado Department of Higher Education has a mission to ensure that higher education is accessible and affordable to all Coloradoans. Assistance in planning for students and their families is available at CollegeInColorado and a “Students and Parents” web page with links to financial assistance, admission standards, extended campus, student exchange, etc. The former Colorado Student Loan Program is now College Access Network dedicated to help navigate college financing.
Check out comparable degrees and enrollment for public colleges and universities by searching the public higher education database. The Division of Private Occupational Schools provides standards and works to foster and improve private occupational schools. They provide a list of approved and regulated post-secondary schools in cosmetology, massage therapy, real estate, and truck driving.
Search the State Publications Library online catalog for additional information such as the College Guide 2005-2006 (HED1/10.36 2005) which helps students plan, apply and pay for college. For guides to non-Colorado colleges and universities check your local library catalog through the Colorado Virtual Library.