Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews
These people who complained about not learning anything or having issues with the admissions office had a completely different experience than I did. I had gotten an AS degree from another online college and had started to go after my BA at the same school before I decided to do some research on other online colleges. I was sick of my grade relying on a bunch of discussion posts, mid-terms, and finals, I learn better by doing not testing. CTU teaches with a more project based platform with 5 week classes, this means there are no mid-terms or finals worth 40% of your grade, I personally found this far less stressful. This also means that if you put in the time and work hard on your project for the class, you earn the grade you deserve. For these people who say they didn’t learn anything at CTU, take some ownership for that. Yes classes are easier and at a faster pace than a traditional school, but if you are just googling all the information instead of taking the time to really learn the information, of course you are not going to retain it. I am also laughing how people think they can just get a job right away after graduation, you need to think, why would a company hire you fresh out of college when they can hire someone with more experience? If you are really serious about wanting that technology job with the fortune 500 company you need to get a foot in the door, the best way to do that is with an internship. Sure I was the oldest intern in my mid 30’s but I actually made more an hour as an intern than the job I left to take the internship. By the way, most all technology internships in a fortune 500 company are paid. I was graduating in 6 months from when I started, so when I graduated they liked me so much they hired me on full time. Plan ahead people, you can’t just expect a job to be handed to you because you now have a college degree. Also, the admissions people managed to get all my transcripts from my previous college transferred, evaluated, and applied to the degree plan I had chosen within a month. Because of that there was no time lost due to transferring schools, in fact I was able to graduate sooner than I would have had I stayed with the other school.
I would not recommend this school I started this school in Aug 16th 2015 and this school is so uncoordinated when it comes to your documents and your previous schools the advisor DID NOT tell me that my private school was not accepted from where I graduated from and I asked her serveral times because I kept getting messages from the Resigtors about missing my highschool diompla when I sent it to them over 20 times and every time I asked my so called advisor about it she would always say they move slow , a slow process , they are going to come around to it and the advisor use to call once a week and then I didn't hear from her going on about 2 months and I was at this school for 4 months and then a few days ago they kicked me out because of my missing documents which that I sent over 20 times , So if you go to a private school or homeschool BEWARE because I wasted 4 months of my life with this school and earned 13 credits which I'll probably will never receive... and the people that work for financial aid for them are rude and stuck up and plus all their degree programs are expensive so don't expect financial aid check to come in the mail it will be all used up for the programs they choose for you.
The degree plan is overall a pretty sad state of affairs, not only do I feel let down I truly have no ideal what accounting is. We really never did any accounting procedures throughout. The first sentence when the school answers is that students come first, this is another untruth I am a 4.0 student and have been for every quarter and yet they allow Professors to harass students with no regards to the student. I will never support any student that has made the decision to attend CTU! I will do everything in my power to sway them not to attend and throw thei money and hard work away as far as I can tell money comes first not the student!!!!!
At the end of my degree program. They messed up my schedule adding a class that turned out I did not need. Charge tuition and received funds. Then dropped me from the class after add and drop period which made me owe them. Avoid if possible. Money is what they about every one can not graduate with honors.
Colorado Technical University is nothing but a joke, they only care about your money, because you will learn nothing, take my advice and keep your money to yourself instead of wasting on this crappy school, I call it the paper mill, just buy a degree somewhere online for a few bucks would be equal if not better than CTI degree, because you will absolutely learn nothing from CTI degree, matter of fact you might loose some knowledge where buy an online degree you would not loose anything.
I really enjoyed and had very few problems at Colorado Technical University. I have to admit that I work full time and in order to complete school I had to sacrifice much of my personal time. I plan on pursuing an advanced degree and probably will choose CTU although I would have been accepted at many other colleges throughout the nation. The instructors I had for the most part always responded within a short period of time with many being contacted by phone. The overall classes were challenging and I have been able to apply much of what I have been learning to my current job and personal life. I do recommend CTU and believe you will get out of it what you put in to it. I graduated August of 2015 with a 3.91 GPA and am thankful to God for much of the experiences I had through the college.
The academic work was rigorous, but rewarding. I learned about several new concepts, theories, statistics and resources. The school challenged me, supported me and provided an educational environment that allowed me to accomplish my goals in life. Colorado Technical University gave me a platform for success.
Colorado Tech was an excellent way to earn my degree while continuing to work a 50 hour a week construction job. The CTU instructors were interesting, insightful and always ready to help when needed. After graduation I received three opportunities and selected an employer and a career path that was worth the hard work. You get out of life what you put in.
After completing my Associates degree with another university earlier this year, I wanted to look at different universities to try and complete my Bachelor's degree as fast as possible while still learning all the necessities in the programming world. After reviewing CTU's fast track program and career pace courses, it looked like an obvious choice to apply. After several phone calls with admissions I discovered that the online courses required group projects that could not be described, except that a large portion of your grade still depended on other people in the group. For an online course, for working people, this automatically requires a larger portion of time to be dedicated to the program. After explaining my concern(time), with my admissions representative, I respectfully informed her that I was going to withdraw and move forward with another university. The following week a different admissions representative called me and had to point out that the other rep had only worked there for two weeks and she was more experienced(15 years). After explaining all the details to the "new" admissions rep she responded with false information about the university I planned on attending and repeatedly questioned there integrity to try and persuade me to go to CTU. Not knowing that I had graduated from the other university earlier this year, and had a working knowledge of how the university operated, I immediately began to question how CTU allows admissions reps to lie to future students about other universities, and repeatedly question there integrity to convince students to attend Colorado Tech. Even after finally convincing the rep that I was not going to CTU, and was supposedly labeled as "cancelled", emails and text messages were still sent. VERY BAD business ethics.
Let me begin with a statement. As with all things, you get out what you put in. So for all the individuals reviewing this school stating that they did not know about fees/ finances, or the classes were less than adequate, or even they couldn't get a decent job/ continue their education after this school; you're either extremely stupid or did not do enough research. For starters, all fees (which there is only one I can think of, Graduation fee) are plainly stated on the schools site. There is no hidden agenda or hidden fees from this school. In addition, if you do have any questions you can contact the finance department who will stay on the phone with you even when you're yelling from misinformation (happened to me a few times). As long as you stay on top of your finances and do not think other people are going to do that for you, you will be fine. For those stating that the classes are less than adequate or they learned nothing, there are two sides to every story. I am sure if you contacted their professors they would inform you that as students, they were less than average providing little to no substantial projects and posts. Again, you get out what you put in. As with ALL schools, there will be professors you think are garbage and ones you think are amazing. This is not a direct indication of the school but of the person teaching the course. Also, you can always change your professor if you think you are not learning anything or do not like their teaching styles. I have done this once during my time at CTU. Finally, getting a decent job or transferring credits. For the ones stating that you cannot obtain a job in your field, have you ever stopped to think that it is you and not your school. I am tired of people blaming others for their shortcomings. It is an epidemic in America now that we are no longer the land of the brave, instead we are the land of "you hurt my feelings". Man up and make a decision to change your life for the better and get a job based on what you learned in school. If you learned nothing, than thats your fault for wasting your time. Not the schools fault for providing you with the recipe for success. I worked my ass of to get in to the Software Engineering field, taking a low paying job in a great company just to get my foot in the door. I want to be very clear, JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A DEGREE DOES NOT MEAN THAT A COMPANY WILL HIRE YOU. If you suck as a person, guess what, you're not getting hired. If you complain (like many of the posts I see on here) than I would not hire you either. For the gentleman that said his degree is useless in Florida, I moved from Colorado Springs to Florida and guess what, I have been accepted in the Masters program of 5 Florida Universities (UF, Nova, Florida Institute of Technology, FIU, and FAU). Trust me when I say it is not the school, its your weak GPA that the Florida schools do not want. If you are genuinely serious about higher education, especially in the IT field where CTU is ranked in the top 5 for their online program, chose CTU.