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Degree: Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Graduation Year: 2003
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Caution to all, especially military service members and Vets I decided to enroll in the school while on Active Duty as a way to get a jump on earning my degree for when I decided to leave military service. At first, I believed all the hype and positive reviews. However, after the first or second semester, I began to run into issues. The faculty were difficult to get a hold of or respond when you have questions about the class or enrollment. This was also when I discovered that I had a student loan taken out to cover tuition and fees until the school could obtain my GI Bill/Tuition Assistance money from the government. Additionally, I also discovered that the technical degree that I thought I was pursuing was actually a business degree with some technical focus. When I consulted the advisors, I was told it was basically the same thing. I guess because I was gullible enough to believe the other information, they thought I didn't know the difference between a business and technical degree. Later, I found out that the school was continuing receiving loan money and GI BIll money at the same time to cover the same costs. When I discovered this, I stopped both and left the school without finishing my degree. Now, I am still paying on a Stafford Loan that was run up to nearly $10k in about 2 to 3 semesters, plus lost over $10k in GI Bill money. Despite all of this, I did complete an AAS at Harford Community College in Information Systems Security and a BS in Cybersecurity at University of Maryland University College. Ironically, after all this time, the school keeps trying to convince me to come back and "finish" my degree. I usually respond with "not even if hell freezes over."

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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
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I am a student that went to school on-line. Hoping that the school would meet my needs I went to CTU. I was in search of an Accounting degree that would be able to take the CPA exam with, and this one was kind of the right fit for me at the time. I wish that I would have known better! I was always calling the school, and trying to get things straightened out with Financial Aid. I owed a balance from my first academic year, and it took them 2 more years to get it worked out. So watch out a little bit with that. Other than that I had a 4.0 GPA, and I did have to work for it with some instructors and with others not really. I think that this school could use a little kick in the pants too with how they deal with their motto "Students come first". I was scheduled to do my MBA with them, found another school for my masters, and then I was starting to feel the pressure from CTU after that. Make an educated decision to go to school, don't jump at the first opportunity, that was my downfall.

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2018
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My enrollment advisor was fantastic. The teachers were friendly and communicated well. My student advisor lacked in every prospect. He never returned my calls. I called three times about issues with my computer, asking what steps I needed to take as to not fail classes. Instead of returning my call, he withdrew me. When I contacted the school, I was told I would have to re enroll, start back two months later and pay for the last class I was in twice. The school punished me bc the advisors could not do their job. During the re enrollment process, my new advisor stated she would call me when my paperwork was finished. After a month I had to call to find out what was going on, just to be told the 34.5 credits I had already earned would not be accounted. Therefore I would have to start all over. They really need to get their staff on the same page or advertise the fact that no one will contact or assist you ever. They are rude and inconsiderate of the fact I am a full time mother and employee. I just wanted to further my education to better my family, all this "school" did was put me in debt!

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Amy - 6 days ago

Thank you Jessica. This helps me much. I have been trying to get my son enrolled. I asked for a tuition bill and come to find out, the advisor "in error" cancelled his enrollment. Now we are at last minute. I told my son this sounds like the "walmart" of the higher education system. (No offence to Walmart, but really?" I told him we will look at more reputable academic institutions. This was a blessing in disguise because now we are getting him to my husband's alma mater. They underestimate the student's. Trying to push them and then making errors is not a good public persona to have. I knew something was wrong when I had to beg for them to get an invoice and they kept ignoring my son.

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2010
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This school scammed me out of 3000. Bill collector called and told me I owed even when I supposably had finacial aid. Now I am being called everyday to pay because someone gave false info telling me I had F/a. This school is a scam and the online classroom is very unprofessional. The F/a advisors are rude and the admission advisor I had was fired for inappropriate contact with students.

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2018
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When I enrolled with CTU I had very high hopes! I did a little research and saw that compared to other colleges their tuition cost was lower even though it was higher than what I wanted. I spoke with an enrollment advisor that gave me a lot of information about the school and a virtual tour which I thought was great! A few months later I go back to the school to enroll and I come to find out that she no longer works there (the enrollment person) which should have been a red flag. I got a new enrollment person which was a little frustrating because he was attempting to go over the same information, but I understood. We picked out a program and the enrollment process started at the beginning of July. We were suppose to speak in the next few days but my schedule got very busy in a short amount of time. I communicated to him letting him know that another day would work and I do not remember him calling me back for follow up. After that I got bombarded with phone calls from several people and emails. Me and my fiance looked at my emails and in total I got 8-10 different people sending me emails. The entire process took about 1 month and I still was not done giving them paperwork they requested. There were at least 5 financial advisors who kept sending me emails with the same information of papers I needed to sign which I thought was excessive. It actually made me more frustrated because I felt pressured! They did not care if I had a busy schedule they kept calling and emailing. I called back and left a voicemail telling them I was busy and that I prefer to contacted by email or through chat. This was after they had already been sending me automated type emails. I did not mind getting a email from 1 or 2 people maybe 3 at the most, but 8-10 people? I decided that if I have to go through this type of stress before even starting classes I was not going to move forward. I got notifications about online orientation which had dates that seemed like it lasted for a month. They had a welcome to orientation and it asked students to go to facebook or twitter and post " I am starting classes with CTU" or something like that. They definitely want you to recommend them without even starting class. I thought that was crazy because they did not deserve any recommendations because of the service I was receiving. You have to talk to maybe 5-6 different financial aid advisor where there should be only 1 person to talk to. It makes the communication easier so that you do not have to reexplain things to different people every time you call. I emailed one the financial advisors and she told me that does not speak with the student population but I could ask for her if I wanted? What sense does that make? Why are you sending emails and you cannot assist me and then turnaround and say you can? Their organization was terrible to say the least. When I ask to not be enrolled I got questioned from the enrollment guy "Jason Kupisch" who felt the need to question me about why I did not want to continue. I do not mind him asking me questions but his demeanor was like " Well you told me you could! why are you going back on what you said???? The quality of education is important" I told him I did not have to explain myself to him. This guy had no clue that it was that type of service that made me want to leave. I told him if he wanted to help pay for school for me I would welcome it. He had no right questioning my integrity like he was contributing to my education. This school has a lot of issues with their enrollment process it really can make you upset and take away the excitement of going back to school! Keep researching different schools it will save you some stress.

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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2012
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In retrospect of the curriculum at the time which has underwent further changes, CTU's Doctoral program was very well structured and challenging curriculum which provided great guidance for completion of one's thesis through outside experts in the field aka mentors. This helped significantly and is what I would consider a difference maker in terms of improving ones success rate for completion of what I would consider in most cases challenging courses. Now granted as with all schools depending on the subject matter, teacher and tools results can vary in terms of what one can gain from a particular class. Some professors where extraordinarily difficult to pass their courses and depending on your position in life between work/life/school balance this can weed out the graduates from non-graduates and sour your thoughts and opinions of the program. All in all I would say that the experience has been very positive and has paid dividends to my career and my reputability on the job. The methods which I learned in terms of research approaches and validation processes will carry with me proudly for the rest of my life.

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J P - 20 days ago

I find it hard to believe this is not a staged review. For the grammatical inconsistencies from someone claiming to have earned a doctoral degree, it seems suspect to me. But, that's just an opinion!

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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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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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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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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.

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Crystal - about 1 month ago

Pretty much everything ^^^^ they said...

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Andrew - about 1 month ago

Most universities do charge a graduation fee when you apply for graduation. So not sure what he's complaining about. Granted, I think their fee is a bit on the high side. The big thing is the university does an official review of your coursework and verifies that you have or will meet all the program requirements, in addition to the 2 free official transcripts. But also what is he really complaining about. One can only assume that his employer is paying for everything but that graduation fee.

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