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Welcome to the subreddit for the Auraria Higher Education Center. The plan was to consolidate three downtown campuses onto one single campus to provide adequate space and options for low income and working people who still wished to earn a college degree. Directly from ahec.com, “a student theoretically could enter without a high school diploma at Community College of Denver, receive a four-year undergraduate degree from Metro State, and continue through a Masters and Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado Denver.” The campus opened in January of 1977 with a planned campus population of 25,000 by 1980. However, the first year brought in 27,000 students and current enrollment sits above 39,000 students. Today, students range in age from 16 to 80 with an average age of 26. Unlike most campuses, about 80% of the student population holds full or part time jobs.
Stats: Coming soon. AHEC stats page is being recompiled.
- Community College of Denver
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- University of Colorado Denver
- Auraria Higher Education Center
- AHEC History
- Quick Campus Facts