An increasing number of college students, currently more than seven million of them, are taking college courses online. WICHE and other national and regional organizations have created a new initiative, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), to safeguard those students and provide them with greater access to the courses they need, as well as to protect state and institutional interests.n.
Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees. But state funding for higher education isn't what it used to be -- according to the American Council on Education, state support shrank nearly 70 percent between 1980 and 2011. The same study says funding could dry up completely by 2019; so perhaps it's no coincidence that the revenue public colleges and universities here get from tuition has increased every year since 2007.