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Colorado Technical University - Online
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Awesome Master's experience at CTU!
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Graduation Year: 2015
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I was very satisfied with my experience at CTU Online. The professors were very friendly and experienced. As with all university level work, you will get out of it what you put into it. There was a large separation between the best and worst students. Peer interaction with "the best" was awesome. The professors were available for any questions and very responsive, even giving out cell numbers at times. I have taken brick and mortar classes at other institutions and would put CTU above those classes. As far as tests go, there were few. I felt, however, that the experiential presentation of courses provided a much better learning experience than any test could. We were crafting emails to respond to business situations, creating powerpoint presentations, and interacting via peer discussion boards. Keeping it real, I had a couple bozo professors along the way, but you will have that experience at any university. Overall, my skills were put to use immediately and I felt that they were immediately relevant in the "real world". I would recommend CTU to anybody!

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Great School - Great Staff
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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2015
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I really enjoyed this school. I attended University of Phoenix online before and found the material mundane and the staff inept. At CTU Online I really feel like I'm learning what I need to learn to advance in my career. The staff is all very helpful and some of my professors have been hands down amazing to learn from.

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Great University
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Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Graduation Year: 2012
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Excellent program. Good and knowledgeable instructors. All upper level Nursing instructors had terminal degrees. Program was very intense, lots of research and APA style papers. I am very well prepared for my masters degree program, as a Family Nurse Practitioner, which I am currently attending at CCN.

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Tina Johnson - 2 months ago

This has been the worst experience that I have ever had enrolling in a school. I had classes canceled within the 1st few weeks, and the professors did not email us until about 10 minutes before class. I had my admissions person quite or get fired and I did not know so I was emailing someone whom was not there anymore. Then I tried to drop out and they kept pushing it off trying to get me to stay. I am now enrolled at another school that is WAY CHEAPER and the service towards students is OVER THE TOP. I DO NOT recommend CTU to anyone looking to future their education. They are out for money not to help you go further in education.

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Degree: MBA in Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015
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I thoroughly enjoyed the curriculum for the MBA-HCM program at CTU online, however, the part that pissed me off was that I am to pay a $200 "Graduation Fee!" After spending almost $30,000 on a fucking MBA, students are expected to pay another 200 regardless if you are attending the actual ground ceremony or not. The part that disgusts me is that I, as a student, as NEVER, EVER informed of this damned fee. This school needs to inform their students of any applicable fees possible. Just when a student graduates with a 4.0 and moves on with their life, they find out it isn't over. I contacted Career Services about this fee and they stated that it covers expenses for the ceremony, regalia, cords, dimplomas, and two official transcripts. I graduated from college for my undergrad, no where did we have to pay a stupid fucking "graduation fee..." Very disgusted!

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Pat - 2 months ago

Just to let you know the degree might not be good in the state that you live in.

Here in Florida Its worthless it's not can not be used at all..

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Will - 26 days ago

Read the above, someone who graduated with a MBA degree and has a mouth like that does not need to be in health care. Shame on them!

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Jeremy - 7 days ago

I was researching this school for about ten minutes before I read your review. In those ten minutes I saw the graduation fee listed plainly in the tuition estimator. They're not trying to hide that fee - they throw it right in your face, you just didn't research like you should have.

I Highly recommend CTU Online
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Degree: Marketing, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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Having attended a physical university some years ago I know what is expected of me and what I expect from the instructors. CTU exceeded my expectations. My life is much richer because of the courses that I took and the support received from not only the professors but advisors and higher level VIPs at the university on site campus. I am currently in the Doctoral degree program and feel that when I complete the course in 2017 I will be highly qualified to perform in my chosen field.

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Danyl Berry - about 1 month ago

CTU has been a very excellent school to attend.The teachers and advisers really guided me through the full process of my school years. I have learned so much in the Homeland Security Program, and I recommend that if you are attending for the same thing you will not be disappointed.

Would Not Recommend
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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Everything about this school screamed "scam" to me. I'm sure that some people have graduated and are satisfied with their degrees, but I was simply not impressed. At first, it appeared as though my admissions advisor was my primary point of contact in order to get me through the intimidating process. But over the course of a few weeks, I talked to several people who were "helping" my advisor, but no one seemed to be on the same page. Before I had even completed the admissions process, I was being pressured to provide referrals of friends and coworkers who would like to be contacted about the school. I was completely uncomfortable providing my friends' contact info, and therefore refused. It was at this point that I felt like I was just a "sale" to my advisor. I made it to the point of the online orientation, and I participated in several of the activities. I was assigned a student success advisor for this process. It was at this point that I began to lose my enthusiasm. Within seconds of submitting discussion board entries and assignments (such as "a letter to my future self"), I saw that I was given an "A." No one was even reviewing my work to gauge whether or not I was deserving of one grade over another. The one comment that was left in reference to my work was obviously a generic post that was most likely copied and pasted for every student. There was an issue with the online delivery of one aspect of the orientation, so despite having completed the task, it still showed as incomplete. I emailed my advisor several times and never received a response. It was at this moment that I decided to withdraw from the university, a task that proved to be simply impossible. I located a document online that instructed me to contact student affairs via email or phone in order to submit a withdrawal request. Locating the contact information for student affairs was as simple as locating a unicorn. It simply does not exist anywhere. I have been attempting to withdraw from courses for two weeks now, and oddly enough, all of those people who were so willing to talk to me at the beginning of the process are suddenly nowhere to be found. This ordeal has proven to be irritating, frustrating, and a complete waste of my valuable time. This school is probably great for those who are willing to pay $50,000 for a degree that they really don't need to earn. I, on the other hand, want a degree that I need to work for. I prefer constructive criticism to simply paying someone a lot of money to give me an easy A. I would not recommend this university to anyone who is looking for a legitimate online university.

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August - 2 months ago

First of all, If all you did was the orientation and the first week of class then you didn't even give it a chance. Second of all, the first week of each class has assignments for getting to know you. Third of all, the discussion boards are used for attendence purposes since they cannot physically see you. Therefore, if you follow the guidelines for length and topic then you will get full credit. Also, "the letter to my future self" assignment has no right or wrong answers because it differs for each person's life. It is an enlightenment learning exercise and not a factual, information, or process oriented assignment. It was not for an english class so they were not grading you on grammar, punctuation, proper format etc. They don't expect you to have college level writing skills when you first start. You are required to complete 2 english courses for your degree so you would have learned proper writing if you had stayed enrolled.

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Carrieann Loper - 2 months ago

Golly gee, August, thank you so much for your enlightening response. I am so happy that you had a positive experience with this school. My biggest frustration (as I noted on my original comment) was the lack of communication when I needed to speak with someone. The school was incredibly eager to communicate with me when they wanted me to enroll, but the response was not the same when I had questions about the orientation. I assure you that I have completed both English courses necessary for graduation from any university. Please note that I have used proper language and punctuation in both of my comments. (I also made a mental note of your failure to do the same.). Please do not assume that I am uneducated simply because my opinion differs from yours.

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Not as bad as some people make it out to be
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017
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I see a lot of bad reviews on here and some good ones but I can tell you personally that this is not that bad of a school. Considering I work full-time this school meets my needs due to the fact that their are no tests and no mid-terms and assignments are always due at the same time. With that being said, the only assignments are discussion boards and projects. Pretty easy if you ask me... and that's what I'm looking for, easy. I don't have to worry about buying books or anything because it is all included in the price which is why it may seem more pricey than it should be. Now, I also must say that the amount of knowledge you actually gain from each course is limited due to the time frame of 5 weeks for each course and having to learn as much as possible within that time. Bottom line is that if you are a good self-learner and motivator than you can do CTU. The teachers only give two one hour live chat sessions a week but if you're willing to go out and read and learn for yourself than you wont have any issues. From my experience as well the professors have always responded to emails so far. I've been attending CTU since end of 2013 taking one class at a time since that is all my work will pay for but it works for me.

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Rey Granado - 3 months ago

Michael I have been going to Westwood college and receive my associate in IT in May. I plan on furthering my education. I have been looking at CTU and really liked your post.

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Shawn C. - about 16 hours ago

Michael,

Great review. I agree with you completely. While reading the bad reviews, I look at why they are complaining, if their complaint has any merit, and if it matters to me. Most of the bad reviews show little to no intellect and use vulgar words to sum up their response. I appreciate a bad review if the person writing it demonstrated some intellect and had actual facts.

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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Robert McAfee - 3 months ago

I am finishing my BSBA – Project Management this summer at CTU and rolling right into the Masters program. This review provided me great insight. Thanks for posting.

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Chontel - 2 months ago

hi Robert thank you so much for your post...I have been looking to go back to school for some time now, but very Leary about online classes this helped me so much. Also a lot of research on accreditation's.....I wanted to make sure the school were regionally accredited, before I enrolled. A lot of the reviews I've read wasn't much help so thanks again and your post really helped me to stop putting off continuing my education.

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Shawn Chausee, PMP - 20 days ago

Also note, that CTU's Project Management curriculum is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) who developed the International standard for Project Management. If you have any certifications with PMI you can claim PM related coursework as PDU's to maintain your credentials.

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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