DENVER (CBS4) – State lawmakers are looking at a bill which could help ensure more Colorado high school graduates get into colleges here.

The bill would require the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado and the School of Mines to admit 100 percent of academically-qualified first-time freshman from Colorado.

It also requires in-state students to make up at least 55 percent of total enrollments at those schools.

The bill would also increase the cap on foreign students to 15 percent of total student enrollment.

Comments (2)
  1. Maybe the state in its infinite wisdom will actually choose to fund higher ed while they are at it….

  2. Curt Freed says:

    The Colorado legislature funds less than 10% of the budget of the University of Colorado, making Colorado 48th out of 50 states in support. Since the legislature has failed in its support for higher education, it has forced the universities to bring in more out of state and foreign students who pay much higher tuition. The legislature’s proposed mandate may force the universities to become private or to close. Colorado universities are “state” in name only.

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