Bipartisan Effort to Expand Online Education in Colorado Passes First Test

(DENVER) – In an effort to ensure accessibility to education for all Coloradans, Senate Bill-101 has passed through the Senate Education Committee in a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 7 to 0.

The bill, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert (R-Parker), removes the prohibition on first-year, first-time freshman baccalaureate students enrolling at Colorado State University – Global Campus, a four-year, online, higher education program.

“Online education is emerging as not only an affordable, but also an accessible alternative to traditional higher education,” said Senator Holbert. “In order to allow future generations to reach their fullest potential, I believe barriers to higher education need to be reduced, and Senate Bill-101 does just that – it allows more students to follow their dreams and obtain an education.”

Additionally, the committee placed the bill on the Senate consent calendar. The bill will now move to the Senate floor for consideration.

Please direct any media inquiries to Sean Paige at 719-337-0355

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