Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 to address four critical issues facing our rural remote community: extreme isolation, skilled worker shortages, limited career advancement, and lack of higher education opportunities. With the nearest college or university over 100 miles away, CCHE makes it possible for local residents to earn a certificate, diploma, or degree that leads to living wage employment right here in our community. In the past 10 years, CCHE has expanded its offerings to include college prep, training & development, and lifelong learning opportunities.
Interest assessments, placement testing and college searches help students prepare for college and make the best match. CCHE can also help with the application process and provides financial aid/FAFSA assistance. All of these services are free.
CCHE collaborates with accredited regional colleges and universities to bring degree programs here, to our residents, where we live and work. Whether on campus, or long distance, CCHE works with students and the colleges to ensure success.
CCHE Student Support provides FREE advocacy and support customized to you! We help you reach your individual goals in college prep, attending distance or local college courses, continuing your education, and in your job search.
Training & Development
CCHE offers training and testing for workplace certifications, user groups, workshops, networking opportunities and other programming to help provide job training and professional development.
Join us for opportunities that will enrich your personal life by expanding your knowledge and skills. Enjoy great discussions, innovative classes, and new friendships.