DENVER (CBS4/AP) — Colorado is getting a $1 million grant for college reform to help students complete college.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education and Community College System will use the money to improve the state’s remedial education courses.

College officials have long complained that many students arrive unprepared for college and need significant help and instruction.

“Colorado’s ability to compete with other states depends on having a competitive workforce and that means a well-educated workforce so we have to get kids not just enrolled in college, but through college,” said Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia.

The grants are being provided by Complete College America, a national nonprofit working to increase the number of students with a college degree.

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