By 2025, students in the RMC2C Partnership will enroll in a post-secondary at or above the state rate.
The RMC2C Partnership defines ‘post-secondary’ as any college, certificate, apprenticeship, credential program that helps the recipient become employed at a self-sufficient wage.
Only 46% of high school graduates within the RMC2C Partnership enroll in a post-secondary program
Data Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education, (https://highered.colorado.gov/Data/Search.aspx)
Champion: Chris Gdowski, Superintendent, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Co-Conveners: Chuck Gross, Executive Director, Adams County Education Consortium &
Allison Lusero Hoffman, Director of Counseling, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
∙Hannah Brown, Assistant Director, Admissions & Outreach, Front Range Community College
∙Paul Francisco, Director of Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Readiness, 27J Schools
∙Luis Sandoval, Associate Director of Excel Program, Metropolitan State University
WHY POST-SECONDARY ENROLLMENT?
By 2020, nearly three in four jobs in Colorado will require some education beyond high school which includes a certificate, two-year, or four-year degree. Yet today, only 46% of high school graduates in the RMC2C Partnership enroll in post-secondary programs, and only 39% of these youth complete their program within 6 years, if at all.
Essentially, this means that about only 20% of our community’s high school graduates are receiving the credentials they need for gainful employment. These rates have major implications on our economy, as post-secondary enrollment and attainment rates correlate with the human capital necessary to attract and retain primary employers. Without primary employers, we do not have the jobs that improve the economic base of Adams and Broomfield Counties.