Pueblo Community College will add staff increases, will not increase tuition fees
PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) – Pueblo Community College will offer its employees a 3% raise for the 2021-22 school year. Even with the increase, the tuition fees will remain the same.
“This increase is a way to show our appreciation and it is also a way to help them as we are still living in difficult economic times,” said CPC President Patty Erjavec.
The State Council for Community Colleges and Vocational Education (SBCCOE) approved the budget in April 2021. Federal CARES law dollars allowed Colorado’s 13 community colleges to keep their tuition fees the same.
The university says it has filled the majority of the staffing positions, allowing for a mix of in-person and distance courses for the next school year.
“We look forward to renewing this sense of camaraderie and membership,” said President Erjavec. “All the things that are really important to complete the academic journey of a successful student.”
The college has approximately 6,000 students and 250 full-time employees. The employee increases will take effect on July 1.
Pueblo Community College plans to offer its students an in-person learning option, as well as distance learning opportunities.
“Our doors are open. The windows are open. We hope to bring the students back into the classroom,” Erjavec said.
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