Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (260)
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.
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."
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.
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!