Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Resources to support degree attainment

Boosting the number of degrees earned in Colorado is tough work— but you're not in it alone. There's a lot of us working to suport education attainment in the Centennial State, from employers to education institutions, nonprofits to members of Colorado's government. Our Stakeholders have created best practices, toolkits, white papers, and other resources to help you, whether you're going back to school, an education provider, a community member, or a Colorado-based employer.

Are you looking for the powerpoints and resources mentioned at the Colorado Adult Learning Symposium? You'll find them here.

For Students

Be sure to check out our For Students page as well- it has more information about affording college, where to start your college search, and getting connected for your classes. Head on over!

CAEL has developed LearningCounts, which helps you earn college-level credits for you already know. You have already learned, a lot, from experience at work, as a community volunteer and leader, in the military, through job training, independent reading, open source courseware study and many hobbies. To earn college credit, you only need to demonstrate that the knowledge you have is at the college level. Learn more.

For Employers

We've developed an Employer Toolkit to help guide you as you support your employees returning to school.

Our Stakeholders and Partners have developed a wide range of Best Practices to support Colorado’s degree attainment initiatives.

Higher Education Representatives

Our Stakeholders and Partners have developed a wide range of Best Practices to support Colorado's degree attainment initiatives.

You may have heard of the recent report "A Better Higher Education Data and Information Framework for Informing Policy: the Voluntary Institutional Metrics Project", sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. MDMCO Stakeholder Regis University took part in the creation of this report.

My Degree Matters Colorado (MDMCO) is managed by CAEL, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. CAEL is a nonprofit that works at all levels within the higher education, public, and private sectors to make it easier for people to get the education and training they need.