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Colorado Colleges and Universities: Colorado Mesa University

Founded in 1925, today’s Colorado Mesa University has grown and evolved significantly since its beginnings. Located in Grand Junction, the school started out as a junior college, then began offering baccalaureate degrees in 1974 and master’s degrees in 1996. In 1988 the school’s name changed from Mesa College to Mesa State College. Then, in 2011, […]

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Open Education Week: March 4-8, 2019

Founded in 2013 by the Open Education Consortium, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one of the foremost global events recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education. The week-long event spotlights amazing work from […]

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Colorado Colleges and Universities: Arapahoe Community College

We continue our profiles of Colorado’s public higher education institutions with Arapahoe Community College. A member of the Colorado Community College System, ACC was founded in 1965. ACC’s main campus is in downtown Littleton, but it offers branch campuses in Parker and Castle Rock. ACC is known for its art and graphic design, business, health, […]

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College Application Month

September 17 through October 31 is College Application Month in Colorado, “a six-week boot camp to get students to identify career goals, research matching education programs and apply successfully regardless of their postsecondary path,” according to College in Colorado. As part of College Application Month, Colorado is sponsoring Colorado Free Application Day this October 30. […]

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Colorado Colleges and Universities: Aims Community College

Aims Community College, in Weld County, is what the Colorado Department of Higher Education calls a “local district community college,” meaning that while it is a state-funded community college, it is not part of the Colorado Community College System but is locally managed. The idea for a college in Weld County was first studied in […]

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Colorado Colleges and Universities: Adams State University

From community colleges to research universities, Colorado offers a variety of public-funded higher education options. Today we profile Adams State University. Adams State, located in the San Luis Valley, was founded as a teacher’s college in 1921. Originally Adams State Normal School, it eventually became known as Adams State Teachers College and then Adams State […]

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Planning for College

It’s that time of year…back to school time, and time for college-bound high school students to choose classes that will help them toward their college goals.  The Colorado Department of Higher Education’s College in Colorado website has planning tools for high school students that can help them plan their high school experience with their future […]

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Colorado Community Colleges

The Colorado Community College System has just launched a new website, which includes many helpful resources for potential students as well as for researchers. Those interested in attending one of Colorado’s public community colleges can use the site to learn about the different schools and explore the programs offered, while researchers can find out about […]

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Dual and Concurrent Enrollment

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) recently released its annual report on concurrent enrollment for the 2016-17 academic year.  The report shows that nearly a third of 11th and 12th graders participate in dual/concurrent enrollment programs, which allow them to earn college credit while still in high school, with the courses also counting towards […]

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Open Educational Resources

Good news for students and professors! On Monday Gov. Hickenlooper signed HB18-1331, a bi-partisan bill that encourages “expanding the use of open educational resources at public institutions of higher education.”  Open educational resources, or OERs, are “high-quality teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual […]

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Jobs in Advanced Manufacturing

The Colorado Community College System has developed cocareeractiontools.com, an informational website for those seeking careers in the advanced manufacturing industry in Colorado. Jobs in this industry include electrical and mechanical maintenance techs; machinists; welders; and jobs in engineering/R&D; logistics & supply; production & assembly; quality assurance; and sales.  The site provides information on where to […]

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State Government Facilities Planning

What is the State of Colorado’s vision for the future of its buildings?  Although sometimes overlooked, buildings are one of the state government’s most important assets.  Running the government requires offices and a Capitol building.  Colleges and universities couldn’t exist without classrooms, libraries, labs, athletic facilities, and community spaces.  So maintaining these structures – and […]

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Time Machine Tuesday: College and University Histories on Film

Over the past couple of years several of Colorado’s public higher educational institutions have celebrated milestone anniversaries.  Others, while perhaps not celebrating a formal anniversary, are still proud of their past.  Whatever the reason, each of the following colleges and universities has put together short films documenting their past and their people: A still from […]

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CSU's National Western Center

Last week was the groundbreaking for the new National Western Center, a major project to revitalize the National Western Stock Show complex into a “year-round educational and entertainment hub.”  The project includes both the construction of several new buildings as well as the preservation and restoration of several of the complex’s historic structures, most notably […]

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College and University Veteran Services

Colorado’s state-funded colleges and universities support veterans and active-duty servicemembers in a variety of ways, from tuition benefits to job placement assistance to mental health services.  If you are a servicemember or veteran who is thinking of applying to a Colorado higher education institution, the following list provides links to the different veterans programs offered […]

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The Buildings of Auraria

The Auraria Higher Education Center (or Auraria Campus, as it is often known) is quite unique among Colorado’s college campuses.  This inner-city campus is home to not one, but three separate higher education institutions: the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver.  Auraria is also unique for […]

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Museums and Galleries at Colorado's Universities

Did you know that several Colorado universities have museums and art galleries open to the public?  Whether presenting student and faculty artworks, traveling shows, or natural history collections, Colorado’s university museums are worth visiting: Adams State University, Alamosa: Luther Bean Museum (history and culture of the San Luis Valley) Edward M. Ryan Geology Museum Silver […]

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Developmental/Remedial Education

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) has just released a new publication, Legislative Report on Developmental Education for the High School Class of 2015.  As defined by the report, developmental education “includes traditional remedial education, assessment of a need for remediation education, and participation in Supplemental Academic Instruction.”  The purpose of the report, which […]

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Colorado Mountain College 50th Anniversary

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary this year, Colorado Mountain College has set up a new website to gather stories and memories about the school.  You can use the website to learn about the history of the college, find out about anniversary events, view photos, and watch interviews with the college founders. If you’re a CMC […]

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Remedial Rates

The number of college students who need remedial classes is a growing concern in Colorado.  The Colorado Department of Higher Education tracks the numbers and demographics of students in remedial classes and issues an Annual Report on Remedial Education, which our library offers online back to 2002.   This report is presented to the State […]

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Campus Security Reports

The Clery Act is a federal law passed in 1990 that requires campuses to collect and report campus crime and safety data.  Here’s where you can find the reports published by Colorado’s state-funded colleges and universities: Adams State University Aims Community College  Arapahoe Community College  Colorado Mesa University Colorado Mountain College Colorado Northwestern Community College  […]