Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (274)
I have no regrets about having made the decision to join CTUO.I am an Associate of Science in General Studies student, and I have to be frank about the phase at which things are moving. The instructors are learner friendly, always ready to go an extra mile in helping the students, I started my classes last October as a transfer student, and I have to admit that all the instructors I have come into contact with, have their students at heart.
They always give fair and objective comments to students' assignments, of course I am not talking on behalf of the class, but as an individual, I must say those comments, have helped me to be on track.What I enjoy most about CTUO is the Discussion Board, and Live Chat Sessions, as effective tools of online learning. But above all,the supportive environment where the students and instructors are encouraging team spirit, seems to augur well.
I have never had any problem with Tech Support, whenever I have a technical hitch with my laptop, they have never let me dowm. The entire CTUO fraternity- Administration, Library, Student services and Financial Aid, to mention, but a few, are doing a great job. Of course like any other functional institution, CTUO would be having its short-comings, but overall,it is above board.
In 2007, after spending over 30 hours a week in class and homework for 2+ years, I completed my Bachelors degree in Business Administration with CTU. It was challenging work, but worth it.
This is a for profit school, so things are a little different from the business office side of things. From the coursework and class work side however, it is college.
As I prepared for graduation, the job offers started pouring in. Now, while still serving in the same industry I was previously, I'm in my dream position with the company I would have chosen to serve 20 years ago. New opportunities of leadership and responsibility have opened all because I have a piece of paper that says I have a degree.
Don't get me wrong, the diploma opened the door for me, as did all the certifications I earned along the way through CTU. The courses also taught me a lot that I apply to my current work every day.
Just remember, online school with CTU is not a breeze. It will take serious commitment, personal stretching, extensive cooperation with fellow students on project planning/completion, and sleepless nights. My advisor failed to tell me those nuggets. Considering the financial commitment I was making and the end goal I desired, I put my head down and worked hard. If you have these expectations in advance to starting this journey, it will bode much better for you.
Online university is not for everyone having said that bricks and mortar university is not for everyone either. CTU online did a good job of educating me about distance learning prior to being enrolled in fact this is a requirement.
In the area of customer service I will give them an A+ their administrative staff bend over backwards to help you. Let us be honest universities are not only a place of learning they are businesses and I think we could all agree that a business should provide great customer service and CTU online does. CTU has high standards and I must meet those standards to pass this involves many hours of self motivated work at home which some find difficult.
However for those that can meet this challenge CTU online is a very good option.
When I first started CTU, I was scared because I had been out of school for over fifteen years. My first class showed me how to surf through the virtual campus and how to do APA guidelines that are required when turning in assignments. Once I felt comfortable at using the virtual campus, I was ready to go. On-line classes are very time consuming and takes alot of time away from your family.
You definetly need to be organized and ready to turn in assigments on time because they come quickly. All in all I give CTU an A. Any questions or problems I have had professors or staff members have responded back to me quickley. In Februay I will continue my education to earn my bachelors degree at CTU. Oh, by the way its much cheaper than some of the other online schools and their accredited. :)
I have just completed my fourth session at CTU. I have found the entire experience good. If you are looking for a hand out, you are not going to get it at CTU. They do expect you to turn in assignments on time. I work full time and do spend a good deal of time with my classes, but the accelerated program is the cause. 8 to 10 units every 5.5 weeks is moving right along. The people who have had bad experiences are somewhat of a surprise. I have had not one bad experience.
Concerning instructors, every instructor is different; most require that papers be in APA format which is standard for many colleges. I think the biggest problem for most unhappy people is that they have not realized that they are not going to high school; this is college.
I recieved my Associates degree and I am 4 months shy of my Bachelors degree from CTU online. My experience has been a very good one. I feel that the instructors are able to apply their real life experiences in the course work. Also you have to do the work to succeed, and all of the instructors I have had will work with you and assist you. I would recommend this school for anyone that has a busy schedule and would like to complete a degree. I am going to complete my Masters with CTU also.
First I will start by saying I have been in CTUO since 2005, I was coming out of the military and had no P-S education. The CTUO outline fit well to achieve my Associates. I then began my bachelors in Science.
Personal issues caused me to put my degree on hold for 6 months while I moved my family to Alaska. I re-enrolled after 6 months exactly where I left off. The school calls me to remind me the classes are starting after each week break. the e-mail me also.
The books from the bookstore have never been late (even shipping to my home in Alaska) There has only been one financial hiccup, but that was not the schools fault. I am now in the Masters program and the program is challenging enough to leave me learning new things. I am currently pursuing this masters Degree in the comfort of my home in (rural) Alaska, between my full time job and Family (5kids).
This is a nightmare. I started the class with their famous College Orientation which is required regardless of your grade level or age. The class is probably the worst class I have taken. The instructor's class format is so structured that no one would post on the discussion board. He even demanded a font point, header and deducted points if you didn't follow his structure.
When another student ask why no one was responding, I said in an email to her it was likely because of the class format and everyone was worried it would effect their grade if they responded as a discussion was intended. Two hours later, I was canceled from his class. In addition, the financial aid office is unorganized and hard to deal with. The admissions counselor made promises and then when I was enrolled they could not deliver. This school is overrated, overpriced and delivers poor class instruction.
I decided to go back and finish my associates degree in 2008 after being out of college for over 2 yrs. The advisor I worked with was very nice and helpful. I will say you will get alot of phone calls from them during your enrollment process but once you get everything done, they will leave you along. The classes, professors, and assignments were fairly easy but hard at times. My overall experience during my associates program was pretty good, I continued on with the bachelors program for a few months and had to drop out because of personal issues.I will say the bachelors program was alot harder. As for the cost it is expensive unless you already have college credit.For my associates program it costed me $12,000. I had 43 credit hours from a community college and I finished my associates within 8 months.
I am just getting ready to start my 4'th class at CTU. It's been a good experience for me to this point. I'm not going to deny or belittle those who say their experience has been terrible. I feel bad for them though.
I see the complaints that the advisors are like car salesmen. Yes, mine did call me frequently and it did feel like a sales pitch.The first week I was a little nervous over deciding to enroll. She was always available though, never ditched me or failed to return calls. I never got a run around from anyone or any department. When I needed to change my class schedule, and then dropped a higher math class that I had started, there were no arguments or hassling me. I told them what I wanted to do and within a day it was done. Every time I had a question she got me where I needed or to whom I needed to goright away. My instructors so far have been very good. Professional, but very friendly and encouraging. Every one of them has went out of their way to ask for questions and to help anyone who needed it. The resources available have been great and they constantly are pointing out more places to get information and help from.
Yes the introductory class was quite easy, I will agree with that. It was an intro to online learning though, not meant to be a core part of your degree track. I have found the subsequent courses to be fairly challenging, while far from overwhelming. Isn't this what you'd expect as you get your lower level courses done ? I would. I haven't had an instructor just read to me from a text as some have mentioned.
I do sympathize with those who've had a bad experience,I'm just glad to say that mine has been decidedly good so far. I would recommend CTU to others based on my experience with no hesitation, while respecting the rights of others not to feel that way at all.