Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews

  • 340 Reviews
  • Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
59% of 340 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 340 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Robert Osborne
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2023
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I received received a pell grant to go to the school. They still owe me $5128 out of my Pell grant and a refusing to pay it. They also have class action lawsuits in play for other students that this has happen to them. do not go to the school. They will take federal money and not give it to the students have have earned it."
Mary Ratliff
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2023
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I have just started at CTU. However, so far my experience has been amazing. I researched for close to a year different colleges, from all over. I would have to guess close to 100 schools. CTU was the ONLY one that took the time to talk to me,explain everything to me. When all others put me off on someone else or simply stated they would send me a email. I am happy I choose CTU and I highly recommend it."
It Security Management
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2023
  • Degree: Network Security
"This degree I find hasn’t really helped me with obtaining a Security position. I have to take more Cyber classes placing me more in det. What good is this if I can’t receive position within Security with more classes to take. I looked and looked but employers say I need more education."
Eunice Williams
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I picked CTU because the alumni was very informative about what the school had in reference to the subject of billing and coding that I was l was looking for. My instructors have given me good 👍 guidance and techniques for lear&&ning at my own pace,time."
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2023
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Not sure why there are so many complaints about this school. The instruction is great, they use Zybooks and intellipath for most classes. So far, this has been a great school to learn programming as well as basic software engineering concepts. Instructors are professional, many of them with years of experience in the industry, being employers and retirees. With any college, you don’t learn everything inside the classroom. It’s up to you to go outside and learn the things you need to relating to your field of study. This isn’t a school for lazy, unmotivated people. As far as price goes, it’s no more expensive than other state or Ivy League type schools. A lot of employers will even pay for you to go here while working. Overall, it’s been a great experience, and I’m confident that the education I’ve gained here will benefit me in my future career."
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2023
  • Degree: Information Technology
"If your undecided they push you oi on to what you were thinking about but not sure. Any way half way through I was talking to a guy I know he was asking about what they were teaching he said by the time you graduate the platform they use Java will be obsolete. He was correct they told you they would help me get a job,. I have yet to use anything they taught so do yourself a favor and find a real college"
Waste of Time and Money
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2023
  • Degree: Management
"The school is transfer credit friendly. That's one great thing about them. However, they are extremely expensive and they make you take additional unnecessary courses for money. I do agree this school is all about making money and is very expensive. I would say do your research into looking into another college. I've learned completely nothing. And, just because it is accredited doesn't mean anything. I have 7 years of healthcare management experience. And, needed my degree for promotional opportunities. Thought I would attend this school for my associates as that was the minimum requirement. But it doesn't matter to the employer apparently. They look more into the name of the college you have graduated from. When I say I have an associates degree from CTU they look at it as if it is a joke. They don't look at it as a reputable college. And don't take my degree seriously. Hence, is why it has been difficult for me to land the career I desire and deserve to have. This school is a complete waste of time. Do not bother to attend unless you want to throw away money."
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"Stay away from this place. They are 100% of degree mill, They also do not have adaptive learning, that is a flat out lie. Their online courses are nothing but a confusing mess, The instruction is Atrocious, All they want is veteran benefits. They will assign you classes you have no business being in, the student success coaches do not care about your education. The material that they present is not useful. This place is only good if you need to check in the block for a position that you're already doing. If you are hoping to gain or learn a new skill or trade and hoping this place will help you, Go somewhere else."
Tiffany Wiggins Revels
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"I have been going here for this year I have had two familyembers to padss away since I started and I explained back at the beginning of school that I could not do 2 classes this year in college but they put me in a rotation anyway after I said I could not do it.I have called them several times after because they kept giving me 2 classes this passed month I dropped this class on time but was told I didn't I dropped on 25th by calling but was told I didn't do it on time dead line was 27th they kept my money now the same class that I dropped last month is back up on my schedule for this 5 weeks along with another 5 weeks I have tried to drop it again with no response yet again from my financial advisor or the other financial advisors because when you call and leave message they don't call back ever I want my disbursement money and to transfer colleges so I can pay my rent because I am going to not be able to pay rent,bills for things for school or be able to eat at all this wasn't the way things were supposed to be"
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2022
  • Degree: Computer Science
"CTU is for profit which factors in to many areas. I've been a student for 2 years now in a doctoral program and 2 things stand out to me. First, the quality of instruction is variable. I've had some good instructors and some that are clearly phoning it in. Similarly, the standards for work between instructors is variable; I had instructors that I'm almost positive never read what I turned in. The second thing is financial services and advising. They're not good. CTU pushes FAFSA and student loans. Their invoicing seems designed to confuse (try getting an invoice for a class you're in, you'll see what I mean), and your assigned financial services person won't be able to assist you with anything useful. They'll point you to the FAFSA, sure. Beyond that, they'll give you a phone number to call and good luck getting that office to answer. Advising? Nope. If you have serious questions about your degree or path or research, that's up to you to figure out. I annoyed them enough that I got somewhere but it took some doing. CTU is for profit. As long as they can collect their fees from you, they don't care about the rest of the experience."
Anna Marie Labree
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"I would not advise ANYONE to attend CTU unless you want to be blindsided with owing the actual school money for stuff that should be cover by your student loans and grants. Instead they will “reimburse” your grants and then charge you for what those grants they reimbursed would’ve covered. I was told when I signed up that everything would be cover and I wouldn’t have to pay out of pocket until I start paying my student loans back after I graduate or stop attending CTU. Now I am being contacted and told that I owe CTU over a grand for unpaid fees when all of the classes I had taken so far should’ve been covered by my grants and the rest of the unpaid fees were covered by my student loans. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL AT ALL COST!"
Daniel Mault
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2022
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I found the Grant riding class very very useful. I also found the leadership course very useful. I was at the end of my career and used my military benefits to further my career. I wrote several grants that helped a lot of people. I would highly recommend the school to anybody that is wanting to extend their career and help people."
Sarah Talker
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2022
  • Degree: Project Management
"First of all I would like to start by saying I am not sure why this school has so many negative reviews. I have a Bachelor's Degree from a very reputable Science and Engineering based University and the classes here are just as tough as what I have taken there. Like anything else you get out of it what you put into it. If you procrastinate and do not put in enough time to do the research required of the degree programs here at CTU then you will not do well. I have had wonderful Professors and each one has given me the tools necessary to apply in real world scenarios. The advising, financial aid, and student success departments have all been flawless to work with and I have had none of the issues that others are complaining about. I am a Stay at Home Mom and CTU has given me the opportunity to be able to remain at home with my kids while also accomplishing a Master's Degree which I never thought would be possible. I have two classes left here at CTU for my Master's Program and I am planning on applying to a Doctoral Program after I have completed the current one."
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2022
  • Degree: Management
"I am set to graduate in September 2022 with an associate's in management. I have to say, I read a lot of these reviews, and I agree with most of them. The associate's degree is extremely easy to obtain. I was able to test out of 8 courses and maintain a 4.0 GPA the entire time. Intelepath, the system used for coursework, is easy to manipulate to always get an A. Copy the lesson in a Word doc and when you answer questions, use the Word doc to search for words. When you miss a question, copy it along with the correct answer, and next time you won't miss it. easy. Some of the questions in Intelepath are a work in progress, and when you see errors, you can report them, which is nice. Discussion boards are pointless because there is no discussion. It's a 200-word post and 2 required responses with no actual discussion. The extra credit is easy, just show up to a zoom call, set an alarm to show up, get an A, easy. The price tag is also pretty high, but in exchange for easy work and a piece of paper that employers require, it is a fair trade. It hasn't helped me find a better job so maybe the price tag is not that great."
Jon Owens
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2022
  • Degree: Entrepreneurship
"I have two more weeks and I will have my MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship. The work is challenging and I learned a lot of useful information that I plan on applying to my business venture. They are veteran friendly, the online tools are user friendly and the overall experience was a pleasure. This is one of the hardest programs I’ve ever attended but I think it’s well worth it. I’m glad I found CTU when looking for graduate programs."
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2022
  • Degree: Digital Marketing
"Fantastic experience. This school is underrated and has received a bad rap due to the law suit against it for misrepresentation of employment potential (which for me is silly). I have been studying online and through the mail for over a decade at three separate institutions. CTU is far and above my best experience. The faculty is highly professional and extremely helpful. Whenever I had an issue, they were always there for me. Indeed, without their support, I would not have finished my degree. As with most online universities, CTU is very flexible. I was working for the government full-time and was always able to work with my instructors to get assignments completed within my schedule. Was it cheep? No. But I think you get what you pay for and you get out of that what you put in. So many people want a free lunch. As any business major can tell you: there is no such thing. After completing my degree, I was fortunate to be offered a six-figure salary as Program Director for a prestigious non-profit. I have zero doubt that if it wasn’t for me getting my degree from CTU, I would never have been able to get this position. Furthermore, unlike many who have posted reviews here, I actually learned a ton and feel confident in my current role. I came in with an Associates Degree in Business Management so a lot of the material was familiar. But my digital marketing focus took me to a completely different level. And also contrary to what people have said about the material, it was not easy! That last year was super intense! And lastly, Intellipath is freaking amazing. I learn well with this system. It reinforces the material and helps you to remember it without making it difficult. I honestly think that people who don’t like it either don’t get the science behind this form of pedagogy or they have never experienced other systems that are not even remotely close. I simply don’t get all of the negativity!"
Tina Bryant
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2022
  • Degree: Business
"I have had many issues and my school has been supportive. I have failed courses and was given a success coach to help me in my studies. The school itself has a family setting. The administration has been very helpful actively. I am grateful for having the opportunity to attend CTU. And if I had to choose another school I would still choose CTU first."
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2021
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Kinda scummy that If you need a transcript or decide to move schools and you owe money- they will not send your transcripts to your new school until you pay off any or all school fees. You cannot get your diploma until you finish paying off school. Withholding your transcripts means you can't get financial aid at your new school. The first 5 week class you spend over $1,000 on, is about their website and how to use it. Meanwhile, in that 5 weeks you could have been taking a core curriculum class."
edlira shuaipi
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2021
  • Degree: MBA
"I had a great experience with Colorado Technical University. I started with my Bachelor in Psychology and today, I am graduating with my Masters in MBA Generals program. Its sad to read all these reviews form other students compare to what I have experienced CTU is a very organized school and it has the best professors and the best staff members. I would definitely recommend CTU to other students. The diploma is a 100% legitimate. I am very happy that 'I did it' and, I am the first one in my family to earn my Master`s degree program."
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2021
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I've got a year and a half left for my undergrad at CTU. The only value it provides (And yes, I literally mean ONLY value) is the piece of paper at the end. Want to make connections? Forget it. Want to learn - literally anything? Learn it yourself. You'll get an easy A by doing work that I've literally scripted out to do automatically. It's a diploma mill. - But I can work 40 hours a week and get my schoolwork done at the same time - and have all the time in the world to learn software engineering on my own. I would say only a few colleges are actually any good, but even then their price tag isn't worth it. If you're capable of learning things on your own (or if you're actually braindead and need an easy degree) This school is perfect. However, it's starting to churn out lesser qualified individuals - who negatively impact the school's brand. Most work professionals don't hold their CTU peers in high regard based on the literature I've read. - have yet to see this first hand, but from my experience can confirm this school is a facade for a diploma mill."