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About CiC

About College in Colorado


College In Colorado was initiated by the Department of Higher Education (DHE), which serves the citizens of the state of Colorado by promoting access to, affordability of, and success in higher education for all students. College In Colorado is charged with helping all Coloradans explore career and education pathways, break down barriers to postsecondary attainment, and create a plan for their postsecondary and workforce success.

Explore how College In Colorado supports the DHE Master Plan, Colorado Rises.

A cornerstone of the campaign, www.CollegeInColorado.org, offers a free, one-stop resource to help students and parents plan, apply and pay for college.

The College In Colorado team reaches out to students, parents, educators and workforce centers through ongoing events and training opportunities, as well as providing practical tools to assist every student in Colorado in furthering their education past high school.

Our Tools

The College In Colorado Websites provide visitors with everything they need to know about career and job exploration and planning, selecting high school courses, choosing and applying to colleges, and improving their financial IQ:

  • Money101 helps students and families learn how to take charge of their finances in 10 online courses;
  • College Admissions Tool assists visitors in understanding Colorado college admissions standards. Users may compare their progress to college admissions standards and create a plan to meet the requirements for the college of their choice.
  • Colorado Training Providers is the State's comprehensive list of training and education providers and their programs, including whether or not the program is eligible to offer federal money to students to take the program.
  • Own Your Future Colorado assists ex-offenders with life, job and education planning as they re-enter society;
  • Colorado ASSET informs students who lack proof of residency how they may qualify for in-state tuition and the College Opportunity Fund stipend at Colorado public colleges;
  • College Application Month is the go-to resource to take part in College Application Month each October;
  • Careers In Colorado is our interactive tool to explore top job pathways in the information technology, health and construction/trades industries.

Informational materials include brochures, posters and the College Guide. Use the re-order formPDF icon or e-mail Orders@cic.state.co.us.

Additional information, materials and resources are detailed for educators on the For Professionals page.

CIC - Future Planning

College In Colorado has been a trusted and reliable resource for education and career exploration, planning and guidance for educators, parents, students and adult learners for more than a decade. During this time, the CIC websites and resources have been available free of charge to all users in the state.

Good news! Although CIC's core federal funding ended June 30, 2018, our generous partners have made it possible to provide CIC.org to the State, free of charge, through June 30, 2019.           More...

Design Discovery Meetings - In November, the executive committee of the Workforce Development Council approved moving forward with the RFP response proposed by the vendor consortium of BrightHive, PAIRIN, Ligature Creative and Maher and Maher. During December and January 2019, we will be conducting design discovery meetings with stakeholders from the participating agencies. If you would like to participate in these conversations, please contact CIC Director Julia Pirnack.

Request for Proposal (RFP) - concluded

Submission deadline was Aug. 31, 2018, 5:00 PM MST. Proposals were received and were evaluated. Vendors selected for an interview presented to the Evaluation Committee in October

Request for Information (RFI) Process - concluded Full Task Force Product/Service Sub-Committee Communications Sub-Committee Governance and Funding Sub-Committees