Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

3.52 out of 5 stars
(22 Reviews)
  • Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
67% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of 22 students said they would recommend this program to others
Find an Online Degree:
GradReports is supported by advertising. Schools that compensate us advertise via school search results. This does not influence our college rankings or our content.

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/24/2012
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"Colorado Technical University Online (CTUO) is not a school for everyone. The courses used to vary from 11 weeks to 5 weeks but I guess they decided that they were not pumping enough students through the system. All courses are now 5 weeks long. There are some good instructors, that is, instructors that want to help you learn but for the most part instructors are low quality and do not help at all. I have had some instructors that barely spoke English. The books are mostly e-books that you cannot take with you when you leave. You cannot download them, save them or put them to disk, but you can print them, one chapter at a time. What complicates learning is that most of the time the e-books have little or nothing to do with the course being taught. In this school you get out of the school what you put into it. They might as well call this the self-taught school because that is what it is. You do have grades handed out by the instructor who may dock you points for no other reason than he/she can. I once ran into an instructor who told me that students attending online classes did not deserve a 100% because they did not learn as much as a brick and mortar classroom student did. I believe him now. After two years my money and time have been wasted. I have had employers laugh at me when produce my degree from CTUO.Financial aid is another joke. I do not think even they know what stipends or disbursements you are going to get. I even think that they get points for getting you off the phone by telling you that your money will be in tomorrow. The whole financial aid department is incompetent with exception of one person I talked to a year in a half ago. Speaking of incompetent so is CTUO entire IT department. CTUO has discussion boards and back in 2010 they worked great then they had the 2011 spring update. Discussion board was unable to carry the original format. In other words I spent hours working on a paper making it neat and tidy with 0.5” borders, APA format, double space, and indent first line of paragraph. When I posted to the discussion board it came out with no boarders, single spaced and random enters sometimes five words then enter, and sometimes 10 words then enter. IT said it wasn’t their problem must be my computer. So I spent days figuring out it was not my problem even worked with Microsoft. IT said not their problem discussion boards worked fine. SIX months later they admitted it was a problem in the meantime all the students were getting docked 10 points per assignment for not submitting in APA format. I would go and spend an hour reworking my assignment on the discussion board so that it looked like I had originally written it.CTUO is a horrible place to get your degree from. It takes hours of research to research the subject matter and even longer to put it in a cohesive document. Be prepared to be congratulated on one hand for going above the required word count and punished with a low grade on the other for exceeding the expectations of the assignment."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Roger - 12/20/2012
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"To whom it may concern: 12-20-2012 This online school is great for people who have experience in the field they are in and want a refresher. DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU KNOW NOTHING. You will learn nothing and hurt your GPA in the process. The faculty is made up of a mix of academia graduates of the field of study or actual workers in that field. A small percentage of Professors want to help you learn and succeed but the majorities are there to read a pre-processed power point that may or may not have anything to do with the assignments. Some Professors will dock you points 10-15 points per assignment and they do not have to justify why! Most books are e-books, some are actual books which they send via UPS and are timely. Most have some information about the subject matter but some have little or nothing to do with the assignment or subject matter. PLAN TO SPEND HOURS RESEARCHING IF YOU WANT TO LEARN!!!!!Financial aid is a joke. Most of the morons that work there do not even know what financial aid IS! There are a few good ones but you have to deal with the mass majority who are idiots. Do not believe anything they say they are graded by how long they have you on the phone the longer you talk to them the faster they want to tell you “whatever” and hang up!Academic advisor are the same breed as the financial advisor MORONS! Technical support doesn’t even know how boot a computer much less help.They have this thing called virtual commons what a laugh. There is nothing virtual or common about it. It’s supposed to be a place to meet like-minded people and chat… but there are no chat rooms, not text boxes just email? Really?In the end you get no help for job placement, may end up like me with a 3.55 when you had a 4.0 and little or no understanding of what you just spent $36,000 for a degree for. Most of the books I paid for are e-books and I will have no access to once I graduate. There is no job placement help I have been searching for six months now for help and I have two classes left? Real help there! This school is a joke! And a waste of time and money! DO NOT MAKE MY MISTAKE!!!!R. Current student at Colorado Technical University"