Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews, Bachelor's in Business
This school's administration is a joke! The financial aide office constantly was screwing up my financial aide and couldn't seem to figure out what or how to fill out anything and even after telling them exactly how to do it what to file how to fill it out they would screw it up 3 times over, the student success coaches never seemed to help anyone succeed at anything and couldn't be reached when contacted, never returned any contact when reaching out, the career experts and sources office was the worst career/ job website and coaching I have ever seen or tried. They're another never help you can't reach them and no returned contact office. Will make you need maximum student loans with financial aide and still owe out of pocket expenses! Most of the teaching instructors were great and really did seem to care and would do the most to help you learn and succeed. The rest of the faculty and administration there were always screwing up and screwing over and that's only if they could be contacted at all. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!
I believe that the CTU online Business Administration degree would benefit anyone as much as it did me. You just have to be willing to put the work in and the benefit will come. My employer at the time recommended CTU and I know many employers will reimburse for this school. Take advantage of it!
It opened doors to a six figure income. 5.0 star rating The education has afforded me many opportunities and opened many doors. It's a good option to consider. I enjoyed the business administration program. It was challenging and informative. However, you need to be an independent learner.
I graduated a couple months ago (Feb. 2017). and I have not had the negative experiences others say they had. I came in with an associate's degree and attended 3 other colleges prior to finishing up at CTU. Pros: I thought their online format and website/navigation was the best I have ever used. A+. I attended Portland State Online, and trying to navigate their "Blackboard" took me 30+ minutes every time I logged in. CTU definitely has the online experience down. I also paid out-of-pocket, but I'll expand on that in the "cons". Fats classes: classes are condensed. meaning: 5.5 weeks each class. I personally loved this! I did not want to take 12 weeks worth of classes. This did make for a grind and tons of late nights writing papers. To put in in perspective, when I finished (110 credits) I figure I wrote about 200 research papers. I suppose this could be good or bad, but I learned a lot. I am 41 years old, and had I done this when I was much younger I may not have been as successful. Cons: I thought some of the teaching or lectures were a little lacking. This is truly a "get out of the program what you put into it." It is on you to work hard, and again, me being older was of value for me. As to financing, I paid out of pocket, but boy they do hound you to do the financial aid. There was a little annoyance their, and they clearly have a financial incentive to do so. That said, I had similar issues with State colleges so I don't think this is necessarily a CTU problem- they ALL have financial incentive for these things. Overall, I not only recommended someone else to go there, but am also working on my MBA. The bachelor's has already opened doors that weren't open before. I would attend again, but know it is a grind: usually 4-5 papers over 5 weeks, other assignments too.
I really enjoyed being a student at CTU. I was able to coach my son's soccer team, be a boy scout leader, Play guitar and drums in a band, play in my adult soccer league and work full time. I had the opportunity to be a father a husband and a student! CTU allowed me to be the first one in my family to graduate from college by being open 24/7 for any questions i had. I do not understand how students cannot take advantage of FAST TRACK to finish even faster! The assignment are laid out for us from day 1! I finished my associates and bachelors here and i would never go anywhere else to do it. There really is no excuse to not like CTU with everything it offers.
I personally would not recommend this school to my worse enemy. As the classes are extremely expensive which sucks the life out of your financial aid since there is now a cap on the amount of loans and federal aid that a student is allowed to receive. The individuals who work in the financial aid department are incompetent and no one truly wants to help, it seems they simply want more money out of you. There are no private loan providers who will even back the school once you go over the aggregate loan amounts set by the government. I am in my last year simply trying to get past the funding part and complete my BA...Talk about stress! I have seen tons of terrible reviews on this school on-line, and wish I would have read the reviews prior to attending CTU again. The school is so expensive, and I am not sure if it is even worth the time and effort to finish here. I would certainly not recommend CTU on-line to anyone!!
Horrible classes. Overpriced school. Unhelpful counselors and coaches. A good portion of professors have accents and it is very difficult to hear/ understand lectures through the online live chats. Would not recommend school. Waste of time and money.
This is nothing but a money sucking school. I attended this school for 7 years part time while working full time. The school continued to add classes making it impossible to achieve my degree. In the 7 years that my employer and i invested in CTU I had never dropped a course. Due to a horrible instructor i dropped one course. CTU now is charging me $380 dollars for attending 1 of 11 classes for that course. The accounting office is rude and ignorant. This so called university was a WASTE of many years and over $30,000 dollars.
I attended CTU while working full time as a director of dietary in a hospital. The school was great! Like it has been said prior, you get out of the school what you put in it. I had to sacrifice a lot of personal and family time with my wife who was pregnant for half the time and my daughter. It was worth it! I've been able to get a better paying job and have great quality of life now! If I were too seek an advanced degree h would go to CTU!
I tried to attend this school because they said there were allowances for active duty military and understood their schedules when it came to submitting assignments late.. This was a straight up lie from one of the counselors (SALESMAN). They do not counsel and will forget about you after you attend a class. If you decide to drop out they will be all over you. I was told that they would submit the paperwork in order for me to us the G.I. Bill, but they submitted everything as a student loan after i specified no loans at all. Run from this school. If they will lie to vets and active Duty they will lie to anyone.