Editorial: Failing the middle class on higher ed

The 9.3 percent tuition hike approved for most students at the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus should serve as a warning for those who care about affordable higher education in this state, writes the Denver Post. It’s not this year’s increase in isolation, or even just those at the state’s flagship university, that worries us, it’s the hikes in years prior and those assuredly coming at all of Colorado’s public colleges and universities. If nothing changes, there will come a point in the not-too-distant future when a college education becomes too expensive for the middle class…

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University of Colorado seeks $1.5 billion in private gifts

In a move president Bruce Benson called the most ambitious in the school’s history, the University of Colorado on Monday launched the public portion of a campaign to collect $1.5 billion in private donations, the Denver Post reports. A portion of the money raised by the “Creating Futures” campaign will boost the university’s $745.4 million total endowment, while much of it will help fund everything from scholarships and research to new construction, according to the university…

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