As the Complete College Colorado campaign enters its fourth and final week, it’s important for those in higher education to reach out to individuals who have college credit, but no degrees. About 600,000 people in Colorado have college credits—but no college degree. That's significant because 67 percent of all jobs require higher education or certification. So, many of these individuals are unable to advance in their work. Experts agree, if Colorado is to remain competitive as a diverse population known for its entrepreneurial and educated citizens, something must be done to support those looking to complete college degrees.
The Colorado Department of Education and Gov. Bill Ritter officially launched the Complete College Colorado campaign Nov. 8, in the Science Building on the Auraria Campus. Ritter stressed that in the coming years, college education will continue to be a driving force in Colorado. This initiative will work to give all Coloradans access to an affordable, quality education.
The Department of Education has realized how important it is to equip those with outstanding college credits with the tools they will need to be complete a higher education degree. Faculty and staff working in higher education can help spread the word about options, affordability and access programs concentrate on equipping students with financial aid options. Find out more at the Complete College Colorado website.
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