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Colorado Technical University - Online
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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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DISGUSTED
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Degree: Health/Health Care Administration/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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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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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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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 - 10 days 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.

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 - 18 days 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.

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 - 2 months ago

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

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Tina Marie - about 1 month 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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john - 14 days ago

I don't go here but I am looking for a school. $14,000 a month that's impossible. Maybe you should not even get a college degree because from what you said you don't seem that bright!!!!

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bryan - 4 days ago

I attended this school briefly and left for the same reason. The reviewer didn't write their complaint clearly. The school requires you to agree to pay fees for the entire year before they even give you any information for your first class. In my case they had me agree to pay fees then they would check to see if there were more grants available to decrease the cost. Of course they are "working on it." My grants never came to be because they "forgot" to process my financial aid. I have over 5 years of college education under my belt. I've even worked for a university. This argument is utter BS. They lied to me and I called them on it, they had to come up with an excuse so as not to be sued. They tried to hit me for $5000 for 6 weeks. CTU sucks. Avoid it.

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