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1 month 3 days ago

PCC classes rank tops in state

PUEBLO - Pueblo Community College was recognized for helping students find work after graduation. Hospitals are especially eager to hire graduated from the colleges new Surgery Technician program which just began this fall semester. In addition to classroom lectures and lessons on surgical tools, students who enroll in the...

1 year 2 months ago

Enrollment passes 10,000 students at UCCS

COLORADO SPRINGS - A record 10,598 students enrolled at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs for the fall 2013 semester, breaking last year's record by 821 students. This fall's student body also broke records for headcount, credit hours, and size of the freshman class. "We are pleased that...

3 years 2 months ago

Studying downtown

The University of Phoenix is no longer housed in the University of Phoenix Tower in Colorado Springs. That campus has officially moved into the bottom floor of the Holly Sugar Building Downtown. The new space is more centrally located for working professionals, who primarily make up the school's student...

3 years 11 months ago

Students bear brunt of state budget deficit

Parents in Colorado may want to start putting more money into their kids' college fund. Almost all of the universities and colleges in our state are considering double digit tuition increases next year to overcome cuts in state funding. Jill Brake of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education worries...

4 years 1 month ago

No immediate plans for CU's South Campus

A University of Colorado official says the school has no immediate plans to develop a Boulder location that critics say would destroy wetlands and be susceptible to flooding. Frank Bruno, vice chancellor for administration, told the Boulder Daily Camera Tuesday that development on what is known as the South...

4 years 2 months ago

Fountain Valley YMCA receives $15,000 grant

The Fountain Valley YMCA received a $15,000 grant designed to help teens prepare for higher education. The Fountain Valley YMCA will provide monthly college readiness workshops for teens and their families.These workshops will cover financial aid and scholarship information, college specific information, explore student interests, specific classes that students...

4 years 2 months ago

President of Pikes Peak Community College resigns

Dr. Tony Kinkel, president of Pikes Peak Community College, resigned Thursday. He cited "new opportunities" for his decision. Cliff Richardson, vice-president of Finance and Administration for the Colorado Community College System, will serve as interim president of PPCC. Dr. Kinkel joined the college in Feb. 2007. He took...

4 years 2 months ago

Record freshman class at CSU

A record-size freshman class has boosted Colorado State University's enrollment to the all-time high of 26,348. The enrollment is up 3.7 percent from last year. The number of freshman this fall is 4,472, which breaks the previous record of 4,404 in 2008. The incoming freshman class is 4.3 percent...

4 years 2 months ago

Private colleges 'act local' with financial aid

Many private colleges are sweetening financial aid packages for students from their own backyards. It's an effort by the schools to portray themselves as more affordable and better neighbors. They also want to stay competitive. Among the schools is Northwestern University, which is targeting Chicago-area students in financial need....

4 years 3 months ago

CU-Boulder chosen as partner in new space center

The University of Colorado is one of eight universities and other institutions chosen to be part of a new center focusing on commercial space travel, launch operations and space commerce. The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday announced the selection of CU-Boulder to participate in the Center of Excellence for Commercial...

4 years 3 months ago

AFA professors ranked most accessible

Professors at the Air Force Academy are the most accessible in the nation, according to a new report by the Princeton Review. The lofty assessment was published in the 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges . "This is the Air Force Academy's fifth ‘#1 most accessible faculty...

4 years 3 months ago

CSU-Pueblo receives $125,000 state grant

Colorado State University-Pueblo has won a competitive grant to investigate ways for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to use alternative energy to sustain and maintain the state's rest areas and right-of-way corridors. The College of Science and Mathematics and College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies will work...

4 years 3 months ago

Gov. Bill Ritter at CSU-Pueblo Friday

Gov. Bill Ritter will attend a ceremonial signing of articulation agreements between Colorado State University-Pueblo and 15 community colleges. The agreements allow for the smooth transfer of credits from the community colleges to the university. All 28 CSU-Pueblo majors are included in the agreements. According to CSU-Pueblo spokesperson Cora...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado State sees hike in private donations

Colorado State University's private donations rose 6.6 percent to $58 million the past year, bucking the national trend of declining donations to U.S. public research universities. Colorado State officials say the number of donors increased 17 percent. The university is in the final two years of its first comprehensive...

4 years 4 months ago

CSU-Pueblo receives medical research grant

Colorado State University-Pueblo has received a $300,000 grant to study strokes and come up with new treatments to prevent brain damage. The three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health was submitted by Dr. Jeff Smith, assistant professor of biology. "Besides having an opportunity to contribute to possible therapies...

4 years 6 months ago

CU bilked by insurance fraud

The University of Colorado says it is losing millions of dollars because of fraudulent health insurance claims by employees, and it projects saving more than $2 million a year by cutting ineligible patients. An audit showed that some 6 percent of dependents covered by CU health and dental coverage...

4 years 7 months ago

Tuition hike? Try $300 million!

Cash-strapped Colorado families trying to put their kids through college are about to get a real shocker from the state legislature--lawmakers unveiled a major overhaul Wednesday of the state's college tuition program that seeks to raise an additional $300 million by requiring parents and students to pay more. If...

4 years 7 months ago

University of Colorado to consider more cuts

University of Colorado officials are planning $22 million more in reductions and other budget-balancing measures expected to eliminate a total of 339 positions across the four-campus system. The proposed measures will be discussed at the April 22 Board of Regents meeting. The university has already approved $29 million in...

4 years 8 months ago

CSU-Pueblo offers Jump Start program

Incoming freshmen at Colorado State University-Pueblo have the opportunity to earn nine college credits in just five weeks this summer in a unique Jump Start program. The program teaches student success skills and time management in preparation for full-time enrollment in the fall by requiring students to live on...

4 years 8 months ago

CU, UCCS regents weigh 9 percent tuition hike

The University of Colorado regents are considering whether to raise tuition by 9 percent for in-state students and 5 percent for new out-of-state students. The regents discussed the increase Wednesday and scheduled a vote for March 29. They say they're reluctant to raise students' costs but say they face...

4 years 9 months ago

CSU tuition to rise 9 percent

Colorado State University is preparing for a second year of steep tuition hikes. The university plans to raise in-state tuition 9 percent next school year. That would be an extra $434 for in-state students. Out-of-state students would have a 3 percent tuition hike, paying $622 more. The...

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