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First-Generation-Serving Higher Education Institutions

Concerning the designation of state institutions of higher education as first-generation-serving institutions.
2024 Regular Session
Higher Education
Bill Summary

The act requires the department of higher education (department) to:

  • Identify and designate state institutions of higher education (state institutions) as first-generation-serving institutions if:
  • The average resident first-generation undergraduate population share for the most recent year and the 2 previous years equals or exceeds the statewide average resident first-generation undergraduate student population share for the fall 2022 term; or
  • The state institution secured a First Scholars Network of Institutions designation from the Center for First-generation Student Success or a similarly rigorous independent third-party designation;
  • Post on the department's website the names of the state institutions that are so designated; and
  • Notify the state institutions and the Colorado general assembly of the designations.

APPROVED by Governor April 11, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details