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Colorado Technical University - Online
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Telling you how the Masters degree really works
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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2014
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I recently graduated from CTU with a Masters in Project Management. There are no formal tests as you would know it. The courses are broken into 5 phases each with a mandatory discussion board and individual project. Most of the classes have a very large individual project or group project at the end. In regards to financial aid, CTU is a mother school. They will tell you exactly what forms need to be filled out and will then take care of the rest. I used my post 9/11 GI Bill to cover the cost. If you attend classes and actually do the work then you will graduate in 18 months. I did. Communication with the professors and online coaches are the keys to success with this school. It is very fast paced. The most amount of time break I had between classes was 6 days. You will literally be in school for 18 months straight with the Masters program. The school is regionally and nationall accredited so there is no worry of hinder in the industry acceptance of your diploma. I have read a lot of reviews on this school regarding the cost of the program. CTU is a pricey school as it should be because it is a for-profit university. The school primarily scouts practioner professors in the field of project management. This means that most of them teach part time not full time. Most of my professors were project managemers for large companies or owned their own consulting firm. If you look closely at some of the school books you will see that the professor teaching the class actually wrote the book. Additionally, CTU is a research university so be prepared to read a lot and I mean a lot of journal articles from their online library. If you are not a research wiz at the beginning of the curriculum you will be at the end. Also, you will become a true PowerPoint ranger when you finish this course. In fact the PowerPoint assignments you make in the project management field can be used to teach your own classes at the undergrad level if you choose to do so at a later date.

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Great School
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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I have tried different colleges and have never finished any of them becauseI was a young mom with a full time job and being a high school dropout with little education didn't help. CTU has lifted me out of this spirit of feeling unsuccessful! I am very close to being finished and I have managed to keep my GPA up. My teachers have made my learning experience easy with the real life situations that they teach. My advisors have been there for any help I have had. I am so proud that I am almost done with no struggles at all. THANK YOU CTU for helping me to achieve!

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BS. Criminal Justice
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Degree: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Graduation Year: 2008
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I love this school. I graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. It has helped my career in corrections ten fold. So glad I found this school.

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Believe in yourself first!
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017
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As an entry level student, I can say at first I was skeptical of the Signing up and getting started. I Was given a very knowledgeable admin. Finance needs better clarity. Work load I great. I don't feel to much pressure on my limited 3 hours a night I get during the week. So far so good. Remember you get what you put into your research and efforts. Remember to read everything thoroughly. I researched many online courses and have talked to several colleges, this is the only one that made sense of my future. Remember bachelors degree is the short term picture. Think long term and be specific with yourself!

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SAVE YOURSELF, GO ELSEWHERE!
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 0000
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Horrible. Their first priority is to get money. When I signed up, they insisted on fulfilling my application before telling me the fees. just over $14,000 for a month and a half class is RIDICULOUS! i was active for 9 days before I withdrew my admission, and I owe $500 just for watching an instructional video on how to use their online system. Save yourself the trouble and just go to your local community college, there is NO BENEFIT from CTU online.

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Henry - 25 days ago

Really, $14,000 for one class. The whole year only cost me about 10K

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Tina Marie - 20 days ago

That is impossible. The entire academic year costs about that much and that's if you are going at the accelerated pace. I think I would rather know that this is just another person attempting to bash CTU, than to think that you actually missed out on a great education at an awesome school just because you thought the whole year's cost was for one course! Either way, its very sad. If you didn't take the time to find out what the costs were for and just called it quits after nine days, then you really weren't too determined to succeed in the first place. No need to leave a bad review of the school. Furthermore, nine days would be past the add/drop period, so of course you were charged for the course just as anyone else would have been. My thing is, tuition isn't even charged until after the add/drop period and during this time the only thing you accomplished was watching a video?! Sounds like you simply got a bad start on your classes....I wouldn't say that is the school's fault. If you honestly had a bad experience then, by all means, let people know, but all of these horrible, silly reviews are what is RIDICULOUS! People come to these sites to get HONEST REVIEWS FROM REAL STUDENTS! What could you possibly know about any school after 9 days and a video???

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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2005
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I am so happy I made the decision to participate in this online course. The schedule was so flexible. Would had like to have more communication with the instructor.

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2008
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I attended CTU from 2006 to 2008 and graduated with my BSBA in IT. I was able to transfer my credits from the concrete, traditional universities I attended in the past without issues. My goal was to complete a BS degree, but utilize the maximum transferable credits. My adviser was very good and helped me choose a major that was relevant to my career goals and utilized passed experience also. The classes were demanding, I was glad to be challenged for my investment and felt as though it was not a fake degree program. I worked full time and went to CTU full time, not easy but graduated after 18 months with a 3.5GPA and my BSBA-IT.

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Degree: Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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At first this was a great school, took an English class and the instructor was great, (apparently this school does not use professors, she was a great teacher but no professor). When I took the first math class I was very disappointed. I ended up using YouTube to figure out how to do the math. The instructor stood in front of the class reading the book and could not figure out how to answer the math problem, un-prepared, unprofessional, I did not learn a thing. Not entirely the instructors fault, the book had a lot of errors and that confused the instructor. I ended up showing the instructor the errors and helping her move the class along. I feel bad for some of other students because they should have failed but was given a passing grade since the instructor couldn’t figure it out either. They will go on to harder math classes and fail. I also took the science class and realized this school does not have a lab. The instructor was a very good teacher but the science was 10th or 11th grade material, didn’t learn anything. I also tool a basic networking class, this was an online class, again there were problems and I learned nothing. Most of the online discussion boards were basic and my 10 year old sister could come up with more intelligent things to discuss in a college level class. The instructor didn’t read my last paper and gave me a missing grade, even after I appealed this with evidence from the online submissions they did not change my grade. Luckily this only happened once and with my easy 100% on everything else it did not make that much of a difference. I stuck with the school for a year and all I have to show for it is a few transfer credits to use at a real school.

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No Dean, No help, Too bad!
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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2008
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I took the bachelors degree in Software Engineering. Excellent classes. Am now in my Masters and I have witnessed a huge culture change in CTU. The Dean is not accessible, a supervisor is never accessible. You either take ebooks or go to another school. So when you get two bboks and you can only access one at a time, good luck when you don't have internet. What did the advisor say, (TOO BAD, TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT) Nice huh? Ever since I started CTU the late policies were identical except for one professor who thought education was better served if we were punished with a 20% hit for being one day late. These colleges are for adult learners, sometimes our schedules do not meet deadlines as planned. But this school says "Sorry nothing we can do" So if you want a school that has found the amazing ability to fix or solve nothing, they let rogue professors destroy a students enthusiasm and insults their intelligence, then this is the school for you. I even wrote a letter begging to talk withj the dean, I am sure the advisors threw it out. I am sure they either don't care or do not wish to be exposed for doing nothing. Once they get you in none of your issues will be met with a solution, and I mean absolutely none of them. Best of luck, I am looking elsewhere to finish my degree. And OMG if you owe them any money they will turn you over to a collection agency even without documentable proof of any notices. This school has gone down hill in a hurry! They truly could care less what you think about their program, the arrogance is unbelievable!

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Doctoral Student - 3 months ago

I completely agree with this review. I've had the same experience.

CTU what a joke
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2018
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It is hard to get in contact with your professors. They say email them and yet they never reply to the emails. Financial aid is the worst. Trying to get help with financial aid documents or getting questions answered is ridiculous. They couldn't explain to me why my stipend went from a very large amount to nothing. They just gave me the run around and then hung up on me. It wasn't very helpful. My student advisior was never available to speak me.and would never answer my questions. The only one who was helpful was the enrollment advisior who walked me through the paperwork and the orientation process step by step.

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