Colorado Technical University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,696
90% of 91 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 91 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Frances Gonzales
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2024
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Colorado Technical University is the first college university I have ever attended and it will always be my favorite school and I will always remember how helpful everyone was with me especially my instructors. I am so glad I made the right choice to go back and further my education and pursue my dreams. CTU will always be a part of me and will always be my family because they always looked out for me and motivated me when there was times when I thought about giving up, but I knew I couldn't because I came this far and I made a promise to myself that I was gonna stay in school and graduate and that's exactly what I did. Thank you CTU for having me as a student and helping me be more confident in myself.CTU has taught me a lot and I know a lot more and I have more knowledge than I ever did before. Thank you CTU!"
Stefan Antonio Williams
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2024
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I never experienced online learning prior to attending this institution. After attending this institution, I would recommend it to anyone seeking higher education and recommend CTU for their ease of understanding, process, and excellent technical support. From the beginning I was assured that I would finish what I started and graduate. That was my goal and I achieved it at CTU. No University saw me graduate but this one, which speaks volumes because I am not a foolish individual. Graduating with a Summa Cum Laude distinction took sacrifice and work, but it was done, and I know it could have been done at any other University, but it was done at Colorado Technical University. The professors were available to guide and instruct my peers and I through the process of completing each course. This University has taught me about my learning style and most importantly, how well I work under pressure. This was critical for me to know. Thank You CTU Staff and Faculty for helping me find the learner with me again."
Mark Derer, Sr
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2023
  • Degree: Military Science
"I attended CTU online through my employer-offered benefits. The program was terrific. I enjoyed almost all of my classes, the instructors, and the coursework. The last couple of years have set me on a path to do great things and a pursuit of knowledge uncommon in my workplace and among most of my friends. You can do anything you put your mind to. The staff and mentors at CTU put in the time to set you up for success. The path is laid before you, with courage you can take a step and are that much closer to the next adventure."
O. Carl Henderson
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2023
  • Degree: Computer Science
"CTU staff and faculty provided an outstanding doctoral experience. I can personally attest, the talented and experienced personnel of CTU significantly enhanced my learning experience in an online degree program. Additional, the CTU library staff and research services made the difference in achieving my doctoral research efforts. Job well done! #CTUDOCGRAD"
Heather H
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2023
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I just graduated with my bachelor's and I am still enrolled at CTU now to get my master's. The only downside I would share is the price. CTU is very expensive and I have a large amount of student loans owed now. I wanted my degree so I did it despite the cost. I think it is something that could use some reviewing however in the future. Staff and faculty have all been great in all my experiences with them so that goes a long way to know someone is willing to help you and talk to you. I am happy with my education and degree earned and the one I am currently working on now."
Jessica Puckett
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2023
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I loved attending school here! The setup was amazing, and made it really easy to learn! All of the staff was wonderful, and I had a great experience. I recommend this school to people all the time, and will continue to do so! Thank you CTU for helping me better myself!"
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2022
  • Degree: MBA in Healthcare Management
"Nearly 100% on all assignments even when skimping on The admissions crew is unable to export content and/or give me access to a class closed down, so I could gather more notes. These are simple tasks that require basic but seem to be outside the box and unable to serve the education requests of their students. Admissions rep missing meeting unannounced and gave incorrect due date information for pr-req's."
Luis Llanas
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2022
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Best school I've ever attended other than my High School!!!!!!!!!!!! CTU for Life!!!!! Now I'm enrolled in my Masters Degree of Science Management and can't wait till I graduate from that program as well. I Love my school and wouldn't change it for the world!!! Thank you CTU for bringing out the best in me!!!!! Goooo CTU!!!!!!!"
Glenn Dax
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I am a VRRAP program Veteran. I have nothing but trouble with getting "stipends" due to me from this school. I have had to call the financial aid dept. and haggle with them at each disbursement period ( thats when you can find out when that even is) and just this last time 8/31/2022, they did not give me my money at all. The fed deposited the money on 8/17/2022, the financial aid staff claims they didn't get the deposit until 8/20/2022. They also regularly tell you that it takes two weeks to process the payout. Well the payout got to take longer and now I didn't get one. They always have an excuse for the unprofessionalism in this matter. The Veterans Administration pays them my tuition fees, they KNOW this, but always claim because I get VRRAP it somehow sends my file into a vortex of ignorance. The FAFSA is an entirely different animal than VRRAP so I don't buy the excuse for not giving me my money. I am constantly late on bills now since I started at this school. I am virtually always on the edge of eviction when I can't discern when I will get any money ( the intended use of the money is ironically to pay said bills so I can do my studies). I suffer from PTSD so this situation has me in a constant state of high stress. It is damaging. I pay high late fees almost every bill cycle now on top of it. They absolutely refuse to be transparent about an accurate date when stipends are payed out, it is completely inconsistent. They are a seemingly very greedy institution that treats VRRAP veterans like potential deadbeats and I am not good with that. They claim they "hold your financial loans and Pell money against your tuition" so this is how you get slow walked at payout time. I have been pretty much told because I am a VRRAP Veteran that I am on the second class student status. The VA has paid them $13,000 in one chunk already and I am not halfway thru yet. They pay them again at the halfway mark and then when I am done. They know this but infer that the VA isn't going to pay them. All this worry about their money but about 5 percent concern with the Veteran getting monies due. This is not an isolated incident as I have noted in recent BBB and Consumer reports. And so nobody can say I am lacking on my end in any way I would add that I am a straight 'A' student with a 4.0 grade average. I have been on their presidents list consistently now. Unfortunately for me, I may have to quit after all the time, money and hard work invested into this because I have to find a dead end job to survive. The whole purpose of this VRRAP was to stifle this problem while quietly in the background this situation is actively being caused to become overwhelmingly worse by the unprofessional actions of their school finance system. The sad part is there is no reason for this. Everybody is GETTING PAID everyone but ME of course. If anything, I hope that if this entry does not get them to fix this quagmire, that at least other Veterans may see this and decide to attend a school elsewhere. On an up note, the Instructors at CTU appear to be great people who bend over backwards to help their students and go above and beyond to motivate students to get the best scores and learn the curriculum as possible. My problem isn't with the teachers, it's with the bean counters. Thank you for your time."
Purnima Dean
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2022
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"Hello everyone, My overall experience at CTU has been great. I started my journey at CTU in 2018 when I lost my spouse. I was going through a series of loneliness and depression and at that point colleagues of mine mentioned joining school through the services provided by my work. I was skeptical but at the same time, I always wanted to go back to school to further my education. Due to my family circumstances and financial situation, I did not get the opportunity to go back to school. To get out of depression, I finally made up my mind to go back to school. Since I was away from school for so long, I was not sure what I want I wanted to major in, therefore, I decided to stick with the medical field. The coaches at CTU made the transition so easy for me and guided me throughout my journey. As a result of it, I was able to finish my bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management with honors. This has given me the courage to consider going back to get my masters degree. I have registered myself to come and join in person to celebrate the big achievement on July 24th but I am not sure I will be able to due to the financial difficulties. My dream is to come and be with my fellow graduates to celebrate. I am asking CTU to help me any way possible to come for in-person graduation ceremony with my two daughters. I will be ever so thankful and grateful to the CTU staff and faculty. Finally, I am really grateful to all of my instructors and students that assisted me in learning and growing, as well as making this dream a reality. Sincerely, Purnima Dean"
Iris Thomas
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2022
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"CTU is such a great college! I had a fantastic experience and the faculty is always by your side every step of the way in your journey to success! Thank you CTU, I will definitely be coming back to get my Bachelor's degree in Health Administration Service."
Charlie Kuharski
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2021
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"CTU is an very good school with the essentials to succeed. I'm an early grad (1995) and I can say the Profs and small student:teacher ratio was a godsend from the 50+:1 ratio I got a a large university. I recommend and would attend again in a heartbeat"
valerie Gil
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school was everything I needed and I will always be grateful I was able to get my BSN in nursing with CTU. There are so many bad reviews I hesitated and looked into many other schools before just deciding to use CTU and I never looked back or regretted it, not for one minute. I know 100% that I would have never gotten my Bachelors if it was not for CTU. I used my Associates degree, my RN license, my nursing experience and a few classes I'd taken to get enough credits to graduate in 10 months which to me was the shortest BSN I'd ever heard of. I recommend CTU to everyone. No school is perfect, no staff is perfect and no this is not like other prestigious colleges you'd find out there but it was everything I needed and gave me my BSN. I am now currently enrolling in the Masters in Nursing in Education after deciding against a Masters in NP. I am a mom, wife, and full-time RN, CTU works best for those like me!"
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"I did enjoyed attending CTUOnline however being that the teachers use their own grading rubric its frustrating when one teacher does it one way and another teacher does it another way. I feel as though I was singled out by certain teachers which ultimately negatively impacted my overall grade. I was on the presidents list 6 consecutive times in a row and was failed by teachers however, when taking the same class with a different professor I excelled. If every teacher was held to the same grading scale I would recommend but being that they don't I can not in good conscience recommend CTU at this time."
frankie austin
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"CTU was amazing with their learning tools. The Instructors answered every question, the learning experience was great. After CTU my motto is Learning is the Key Knowledge is power. AT any age you can still learn so try CTU you will get blown away to a better future."
Dr. Thakore
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2021
  • Degree: Data Analytics
"Colorado Technical University is a great School. If one follows the prescribed and defined methods and stays with the format, success is possible. The university's objective is to provide career-oriented education by teaching current applied education. The majority of the professor are real-world industry experts. They really have the passion to teach and serve the education domain. I would definitely recommend the university if one is willing to dedicate the time and money."
Kateri N McMillion
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2020
  • Degree: Management
"This is a very hard university to keep up within the classes after attending. It is very hard to learn the online zoom chats along with many other newly structured testings to follow within the Masters and Doctorate levels. Although if you are wanting challenge then this is the place for you. If you like to work then this is the place for you too."
Brandon Johnson
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"This is an amazing university to attend. The instructors are professionals in their field of study. Unlike other places I attended, the instructors do everything they can to help you understand the material. It has been the best experience of my life."
Hazel Collins Muhammad
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"This was the second best experience of my life. The first is giving birth to my daughter. From my first contact with the counselors to the instructors, my experience has been great. I had my challenges with online study and research but I learned to stay consistent with my studies. I learned a lot from my instructors, as well as how dedicated other student were as well. I had planned to attend the ceremony but with everything going on around us, I missed that opportunity. All the speaker at the graduation were excellent especially professor Berry she was the best and she gave a lot of encouragement and affirmation. CTU you are the best!!!!"
Natalie Corban
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2020
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"CTU does not have instructors, financial aid advisors or other staff who are equipped to or interested in assisting students. If you are entirely self sufficient and have the patience to deal with ill prepared staff, you may find CTU is for you. But if you would like support, this is likely not the school for you."