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How Colorado Community Colleges Used Funding for Short-Term Credentials

Descriptive Analysis of Senate Bill 22-192

Published Jun 26, 2024

by Jonah Kushner, Lindsay Daugherty

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This report describes how six Colorado community colleges used $1.4 million of pandemic relief funding to support individuals pursuing short-term credentials. The authors examined state and college decisions about program eligibility, student eligibility, grant amounts, funding uses, and application requirements as well as outcomes for those receiving funding. Findings from the report can inform future short-term credential funding efforts.

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The research described in this report was sponsored by the Colorado Community College System and conducted by RAND Education and Labor.

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