Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews - Criminal Justice

3.52 out of 5 stars
(32 Reviews)
  • Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
64% of 32 students said this degree improved their career prospects
69% of 32 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.0 out of 5 stars
Sarnali (Sara) Shaw - 12/29/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution and runs like one. While I can say that a majority of my professors were wonderful, there were a few situations that were awful and there was little help to resolve said issues. I would suggest thinking long and hard before attending any for-profit college."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Paul - 12/7/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2011
"As a veteran focused on completing a degree, CTU was very useful in completing that goal. The per credit cost is a bit high, but the value of the degree makes that cost worthwhile. I had good luck with instructors and support staff. I was motivated and did a lot more work than some of my peers. Some of the instructors graded quite easily, while others were more strict. Over the years, the degree has paid for itself and I am glad the program has provided me with the benefits of increased compensation and career advancement opportunities."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Graduated student - 6/22/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"I graduated from CTU in My 2018. Overall I really enjoyed my experience. The school worked with me a lot when I had a family emergency and had to take a session off from my accelerated degree plan. The instructors are mostly pretty educated and really care for you to succeed in general as a student. Most classes werent too difficult, minimum study time. Group projects were a joke though. My entire time here I think I did all group projects alone, but thats probably b just my bad luck. My only issue with the school was miscommunication a few times with financial aid , but that is also why I calculate and monitor my own money when it comes to school. Never hurts to triple check and stay ahead of the next persons mistake. I would recommend the school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Victim - 6/6/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2009
"STOP.....STOP......STOP , do not sign up! This school is a fraud! Another Corinthian degree, profit mill. The tuition is all out school state prices, don't be stupid, CTU online wants $325 per unit, and credits are not transferable and the degree is no better than toilet paper! Your local community college is the best opportunity you will have and they also have a online degree program! I was defrauded in 2005 when online schooling was still in the beta phases, I didn't know any better since i did not graduate from high school! They used my name to borrow money for classes that where given in high school. STOP......don't even bother with Colorado Technical University!.....GO to local junior college and or state university and talk to a counselor, trust me don't sign s***!"
3.7 out of 5 stars
Greg - 5/22/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2011
"My time at Colorado Technical University was great. I enjoyed the online classroom instruction weekly and the individuals that I have met from various locations throughout this country. My graduation in June 2011 was a real highlight and I really felt great in receiving my Masters of Science Degree (MSM) in Management in Criminal Justice (Although they do not give out this degree anymore). I have seen some who have said that they had a bad experience at this university, but I would tell them that maybe this was not a good fit for them. I am now working on a Doctorate in Public Administration in another Online University, but my time at Colorado Tech has not been disappointing at all."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Alena Nicole Chestnutt - 4/22/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2021
"i really do love this school. just because you can work at any pace before your deadline. its pretty simply if you can keep working on your studies . if your a busy person just by completing 20 mins a day help . it does say study at least 3hours a day . that doesnt matter if your completing everything you need to be done. very great school . so far i have been almost a month and its great. i really do hope it continues that way i graduate around 2021. hopefully sooner would be nice"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jessica - 7/20/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"I am just finishing my degree at CTU online and have been very happy with my experience. First of all, their online portal is great. It is very easy to navigate and user friendly! I had looked at other schools previous to my enrollment at CTU and CTU by far had the most impressive online portal. I found the instructors to be helpful, and always answer questions. Out of all my courses, I only had one instructor that wasn't very helpful, however after reaching out to my student adviser, the issue was resolved quickly and efficiently. The classes and course work were challenging, yet the classes always included extra resources in order to help with your studies. I feel that I learned a lot from my classes and I was definitely able to take what I learned and apply it in my current job. I never had a problem with financial aid. I always found the financial aid advisers to be helpful and courteous. I have seen many posts where people criticize the school because they ran out of money or what not, but honestly, that is not the school's fault. I monitored what I took for financial aid, and I made sure that if I felt that I was getting close to my limit that I didn't take a stipend, simple. It's all about being a proactive adult and ensuring that you take control of your education. Finally, I have to say that my Advisers, although I have been through three, have all been wonderful. I am a single mother, who works full time and had a full time course load. If I can do it, you can too! I highly recommend this school! As a side note, my Bachelor's degree has enabled me to advance at my job to a supervisory position (I already work in the CJ field) and I am enrolling in school for my Master's in Psychology (I wish CTU offered that Master's program but unfortunately they don't)."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Kara Clark - 2/6/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2008
"The university overall was good. The instructors were knowledgeable and the coursework was good. While the degree itself did not help me obtain the career I'm in, it has helped me with a pay raise. The costs was reasonable in my opinion as well. If I had to go back and do it again, I would use Colorado Technical University Online again."
4.9 out of 5 stars
ARMYAV8R - 12/21/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have read student reviews that are all over the spectrum about CTU. I can personally attest that the degree program is presented in a professional and demanding environment by seasoned professional instructors who are subject matter experts that have extensive and diverse experiences in the field. These subject matter experts demand hard work, personal responsibility and accountability.. They do not babysit and they do not coddle. I. four years, I never had a professor who was lacking. They understand that life happens and are willing to provide some latitude on assignments. THOSE WHO DECRY THE COLLEGE Ned to be placed under the microscope. Most who are complaining and slamming the instructors, programs and process should be scrutinized carefully. I have found most whiners here are not college material on the first place. One look at their broken English, poor grammar and rambling bear witness to people who do not belong with the program in the first place. It is a shame that these clowns are able to tarnish this school with bogus surveys. I would bet their academic failures fuel their negativity towards their experience."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Jbutcher91 - 12/8/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"I am a current student. Ctu is great for people who need more one on one time. Smaller classes I'm not to found of the online program. I prefer to take a ground class. Everyone there has been so helpful to me and my teachers are experienced in the field they are teaching. Yes it's a lot of money but it will be worthwhile in the end. I started aug 17 2014 and winter of 2018 (Jan) which is next year is when I graduate I recommend this for ground classes."
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