Gov. Bill Ritter has launched a campaign to increase the number of people who complete their college degrees.
Monday, Ritter announced the start of Complete College Colorado, aimed at increasing awareness of the programs and services available to help people complete their degrees or certificates. The campaign also focuses on the importance of post-secondary degrees for Colorado’s economic future.
State officials say recent figures show that having an associate’s degree raises a high school graduate’s wages by 64 percent over a lifetime and having a bachelor’s degree nearly doubles a high school graduate’s income.
Partners in the program include the Colorado Department of Education, state Department of Labor and Employment and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.