Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (266)
I have been attending CTU since 7/2011. I have had 5 out of my six instructor's who are very good and I had only 1 that gave me fits. All in All a very good online college to go to.
CTU Online has been great ever since I started with them in Aug of 09'. I plan on graduating in May of 12'. Many of the complaints on here stem from financial aid issues. If you can read fine print and do relatively simple math you won't have any problems either applying, discussing, and/or receiving or rejecting financial aid.
As far as the quality of instructors go they are very good. As with any school you have your real dedicated ones and those that lack a little. Moreover, any school either online or brick and mortar you GET what you PUT into it. If you're looking for a degree mill this isn't it. You will have to study diligently (hard if you want A's) and you will have to research many different topics. What I like best about CTU Online is their Virtual Campus. It is unmatched by any other school and that includes ivy league ones.
I am active duty U.S. Navy stationed on a forward deployed naval vessel in Sasebo Japan. I have been in the navy for the past 10 yrs and with the operational tempo CTUO offered me the greatest flexibility. This school is accredited by the HLC and is supported by the U.S. Department of Education as well as the Council for Higher Education. Because of AIU and CTU both under CEC I was able to enhance my naval career by earning my degree s and a promotion as well. I have nothing negative ti say about CEC or any if the institutions ti include AIU and CTU. I will graduate from CTUO next year with a MSCJ.
Ok so I graduate in Feb. of 2012. I have been full time at CTU online for while and I constantly read reviews as I am gearing up for Grad school which I have decided I am more than likely going to attend at CTU Online again.
This school is just like any other university. With colleges, you will have some professors or instructors who are one hundred percent on top of their game with the material and others who might be at that 80 percent level. It happens no matter where you go. I have had my share of instructors who I had to keep in constant communication with and harp on with things I did not agree with but in the end, it was all ok. I have learned so much and this schools online learning environment is unmatched to any other school Ive looked into.
As far as financial aid, student services or any other administrative aspect of the school; its fine. Just because someone might not give you the answers you want right away does not mean you go and write a bad review about the school. Communication is key and so you bug and pester until you figure it out. Sometimes we have to call more than once...you sometimes even have to do that with top ten schools. Its life.
My point is, so many people whine and complain about their experiences at this school and that school. You ruin possibilities for students who might actually benefit from this school from attending. It does not matter what school you look up on review sites, there will always be a load of bad reviews and nine times out of ten, its not the schools fault. I would recommend this school to anyone wanting the convenience of online learning in a fast paced environment. Good luck!
I have been attending CTU Online fulltime since July 4th 2010; 22 classes later I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I have found that the staff is always willing and helpful. I have been with them 16 months and never really had any issues at all. I am a 4.0 student and work very hard at my studies!
In reference to the instructors they are very typical of any college; you have ones that stand out and others that are disengaged. CTU’s instructors have been very fair and friendly. I think if I was going to say anything bad it would be for not returning email as fast as I would have liked. But that’s me with anything that I want right this second.
I think that if you are looking for a school that you won’t have to work then CTU is not for you; you have to work at this school.
Every session if you take 2 classes expect 3-4 essay style formatted papers and a Power Point for the individual projects that are due in each class. Then you will have 5 Discussion board assignments, where you have to post a 200-400 words or more writing on the specific subject of the week; then post responses or what your thought s were on two of your classmates posts…kind of like a peer review.
One of the things I like the most is the speed of the classes (5 1/2 weeks); it really goes quick and if you are looking to get your degree finished then online is the way to go. You will pay more as most know but you will never have the problem of not being able to get into a class.
Another thing that I liked was that CTU gave me credit for 30 units for my military experience, I then transferred one class from another college; and CLEP’ED (took an aptitude test) out of the first writing and math class. Well, that’s it…..A true review form someone that’s not a teacher or administrator just a student that’s completing his degree in May 15, 2012; only 22 months 11 days--start to finish…….going this route will age you just to let you know….:) Good Luck R.
This school will suck you in with their helpfulness and sincerity. Until they start getting money. I should have taken note when this Regionally Accredited school charged three times what the National Accredited school I was attending charged. They couldn't get my transcript to save their lives. They kept pushing me into classes that I had already taken at my old college stating they never recieved my transcript.
I confirmed my first college sent CTU three transcripts! They just wanted to make more money. They sent my $1130 financial aid stipend to an old address without requiring a signature. Now they are telling me they don't know if they can send another check. I will be filing as many compaints against this school as possible. Please save your money. There are better colleges and you'll pay a lot less.
Okay, I have been attending this school since 5-14-2010 I completed my financial aid for FASFA and have a lender called Direct Subdiarized Loans and this was completed in April it is now October and the posted a message on file for me under my classes stating my financial aid has been placed on hold and I called and what they are telling me was my 2009-2010 FASFA was not completed and at first they were saying I owe them 23,000 then she said 11,000 now it is 3,000 but my issue is I am was supposed. To be graduating 02-14-2012 and they are now pulling this.
But this is another thing I took a leave of absence on June 24,2011 due to family situations and returned for the next semester that started August 14,2011 every since then nothing but problems it was first an issue with my taxes I had to sen over again and my tax prepared messed up on had that amended and sent to the school and that was just fixed finally like 2 weeks ago.
Now there is a so called problem with financial aid from when I first started but here it is October and they are for the very first time mentioning something I feel as though they are trying to put me more in debt because I have to pay this money back regardless of whether I finish or not but I have done everything to finish and get my degree but they keep coming up with road blocks and I really don't know what to do I have 3 months left and this is what they are doing to me.
I will graduate from CTU online this Feb 2012. I cannot express how happy I have been with the school in all aspects. Some say it's expensive well, I don't know any school that isn't. They have assisted me every step of the way, never have failed me. The flexibility is unmatched of attending an on-line school. We get a LOT of snow here and I never have to drive in it. I can do my work at any hour I want.
The classes are archived so I can listen once or 100 times if needed. The classes are thought provoking, you do a lot of reading and writing which is all discovery. I have had doctors who were my instructors. Going in, When I looked at my books for my classes I thought they were written in Russian, now, I understand and can apply the information fully.
CTU has very strict rules that apply for the instructors where they must grade and respond in certain amounts of time, and they do. The IT department is fabulous. The advisors are superb, as well as every other department and I have utilized them all. I am completely happy and satisfied. I would give CTU a 98% rating, why not 100%, because as my supervisor once said "there is always room for improvement" but not that they need any !!!! As is any experience, its up to you to grasp the moment. Sincerely
I attended here awhile and it is a very poorly run school; the faculty many of them are unqualified. The few who are are nice. But, the ones who aren't have horrible chips on their shoulders. If you wish to learn any type of quantitative research methodologies, do not go here. I ended up helping several students with their statistics, etc because faculty couldn't do simple things like get data into software or figure out t-tests. I found that they are not transparent in their grading systems and the administrative staff are incompetent also.
There are two types of people who write reviews: satisfied and angry! I am the first. I have received one degree from CTU (BSN) and will complete my second one in March, 2012 (MS). School is what you put into it.
Yes, it is expensive, but they all are!!! My BSN cost about $28K and my MS is about $24K. When you add up travel, time off of school, day care, food expenses, etc., this was a bargain. I listen to class at midnight or on Saturday morning in my pajamas with a cup of coffee! I don't have to take time off of work, go to school on the weekends or worry about day car, I can go to class on my own time.
I have found most of the professors to be a good quality and interested in helping students. I had the same student advisor for my whole BSN program and he was great. I have had another one for the entire Master's program. I have found them to be very helpful with all aspects of application and graduation process and feel they are very transparent regarding accounting for dollars and tuition costs.
I also get updates from Sallie Mae Foundation regularly. Traditional school is out for me and this is the only way I could continue my education. I have learned a lot, made great/lifelong friends and stay in touch with several professors. Getting my BSN made a $30K year difference in pay for me in my present job, so, yes! It has definitely been worth the effort.
I am not a paid spokesperson, not a professor, not employed by CTU or have any other reason to write this other than it is true. I have referred four other people to this school, including my sister, and will continue to do so. Every school has pros and cons.......this one has worked out great for me.