CC has launched the Colorado Pledge, an initiative designed to ensure Colorado College is as affordable for students from Colorado as the state’s flagship public institution, the University of Colorado, Boulder.
As part of Building on Originality: The Campaign for Colorado College, a $435 million fundraising initiative that includes a $100 million effort to secure funds for financial aid, the college is raising $20 million specifically to support the Colorado Pledge during this campaign.
Currently, about 15 percent of CC students are from Colorado. Through the Colorado Pledge, families who earn less than $200,000 with typical assets will not pay more than the cost of attendance at CU-Boulder. The pledge comes as CC seeks to cultivate a more diverse student body across the socio-economic spectrum. The goal is to increase the number of students from middle-income families from Colorado by 25 per class for the next four years, resulting in an additional 100 students from this group. By making the cost of attending CC as affordable as CU-Boulder, CC can attract and enroll a higher percentage of students from lower- and middle-income Colorado families, opening the doors more widely to a CC education for the best and brightest students in the state.