Higher education enrollment rates in the U.S. continued to trend downward for the third consecutive year in fall 2014, according to recent reports, and experts are pointing to an improved economy as the culprit. A report published last month by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center illustrated the nuances of the estimated 1.3 percent decline […]
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Student enrollment at UCCS this fall is the largest in campus history. The Office of Institutional Research at the  University of Colorado at Colorado Springs estimates that UCCS enrollment will be 9,850 on-campus students — up 6 percent from a year ago. In fall 2011, 9,321 students enrolled in on-campus courses. An estimated 2,000 additional […]
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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will offer about 30 scholarships annually for past and current military service members interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Scholarships, up to $10,000 annually with the potential to renew, will be awarded based on financial need and a student’s interest in pursuing an undergraduate STEM […]
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CO schools luring more foreign students A new Colorado law freeing state universities to recruit more international students has prompted schools to begin aggressively courting foreigners who want to study in the United States — and pay higher tuition. The Daily Camera reports (http://goo.gl/g2DLu ) that Colorado State University is seriously considering hiring an outside […]
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The Colorado Department of Higher Education released Wednesday its second annual Skills for Jobs legislative report, highlighting trends in workforce development and projecting how demand might change the state’s future necessity. Although the report found that the state is meeting its current postsecondary completion quota for STEM–science, technology, engineering and mathematics–professionals entering the workforce, it […]
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A Colorado-based peanut butter company has teamed with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to save the orangutans. Justin’s Nut Butter, based in Boulder, will feature Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s “Orangutan Friendly” logo on its products, which are sold in Safeway, King Soopers, Vitamin Cottage and Whole Foods stores in Colorado Springs. The logo aims to draw awareness to […]
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Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined the Western Governors University Board of Trustees. A nonprofit, online university, the school was founded in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors, including former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer. WGU was established to increase higher education opportunities for working adults, offers online degrees in business, information technology, education and health professions. It […]
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Budget documents from 20 Colorado school districts show taxpayers spent more than $5.8 million over the past five years for the activities of teachers unions, expenses that were mostly covered by their collective bargaining agreements. The costs ranged from $1.3 million in the Douglas County School District since 2007 to zero in the Mesa County […]
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Does anyone out there remember playing the game of Life? Odds are, if you picked “go to school,” you ended up with a lot more play money than the person across from you who picked “hang out all day.” Remember the “poor house?” TrueLifeInteractive.com is playing the game for real with truly live people, showing […]
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For the first time, the members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, elected in November, will be sworn in at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 9, in the upper library outdoor plaza , northwest of the campus entrance at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Meadow […]
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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. will host its quarterly Pikes Peak Regional Manufacturing Consortium May 4. The forum, which is directed at regional manufacturing companies and area educators, will be at Pikes Peak Community College’s south campus on S. Academy Boulevard, and has the theme “Developing a Skilled Workforce.” In January, at […]
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Less than a week after Corinthian Colleges Inc. announced a 21-day federal funding suspension by the U.S. Department of Education, a company executive has said that its more than 100 campuses will remain tentatively operational. In an email to its staff Monday, Corinthian Chairman and CEO Jack Massimino said the company has “reached an agreement in principle […]
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