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Colorado Higher Education

Higher Education

Colorado higher education is overseen by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE).

K-12 and Non-Collegiate Adult Education

The Colorado State Board of Education and the Colorado Department of Education have no authority over Colorado's higher education institutions and occupational schools. They guide and oversee only:

  • Pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade public education
  • Non-collegiate adult education


For additional information, email Stacey Macklin,

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

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