Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews

  • 292 Reviews
  • Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
61% of 292 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 292 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Kayd80
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Worse experience! Easy to obtain, lack of real knowledge. Financial accounts continously finds ways to create financial burden. Dont respond to emails. Don't assist students well. Low job prospects due to school. Got high remarks and grades, but no real graduate help. Cost extremely expensive! Be prepared for fees outside of what is quoted. Graduation fees alone are $150 and up. Written by current graduate 2021. I personally feel this was a bad choice of a school based on my personal experience. Please don't make the same mistake!"
Jacob m
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2021
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I worked at McDonald's and they had a program where you could enroll for "free". I take a couple classes and the course work seemed really simple and not college level. I hit them up trying to leave the school and they threaded me with debt and other stuff. They said I still needed to pay some out of pocket so I did for a few months but after doing research I found out this school was a joke and not very professional. So I figured just stop paying them and ignore their calls. Yup that worked they never called me again and I went back to the community College in my area. Tl:dr: school is a scam if they try to make you pay later ignore them they won't don't anything."
Emily Collier
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2020
  • Degree: Management
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The coursework within my degree was well written and apropriately challenging. Professors were knowledgeable and approachable for the most part. THe most frustrating part about this program is that CTU does not recognize students in this program for achieving achedemic honors. I worked increadibly hard to earn perfect marks, and for no good reason the university declines to recognize top students in this program. Other universities do. Had I known I would have likely studied elsewhere."
Deborah Duarte
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Colorado Technical University wasn't my first choice. I transferred from another college that shut down. I am so glad that I did, this school has given me the confidence that I needed to carry on since I was so disappointed in my other school. The staff the administration has always been there whenever I needed them, this was the best decision I have ever made. I am now getting my Bachelors degree and I am very excited ."
Lamont Jones
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Please whatever you do, don't attend this school; especially if you're military affiliated. I attended CTU 2017-2020 and the VA was covering my tuition 100% or so I thought. The student advisors do not care about your success and financial aid does not do their own job whatsoever. I had to take it upon myself to contact VA my graduation month to figure out why my payment was not dispersed to pay off the balance on my account. I'm expecting for them to say the payments were running late; but come to find out my benefits were cut short the beginning of this year. Mind you I graduated in June and received no communication from CTU nor did they contact VA. I contacted the school October 14 because I'm trying to go back to school for my Masters (not with them) and needed to get clarification on how much per month it would be for a payment plan. The financial aid rep stated that he saw that I didn't need to pay and that he was going to contact whoever to clarify then give me a call back the same day. Here we are October 19 still with no information and can't eve move forward with trying to attend school because this balance is holding me up. Also, this school claims that they're here to help yet they didn't put me into the yellow ribbon program which would take care of issues that arose like this. I should not have to pay the remaining balance on my account because the CTU financial aid staff did not do the job they were hired to do which was ensure that students finances were good to go."
Linda
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"If you have a life, kids, busy schedule and a tight budget don't think twice about this one. I chose online because it gave me the flexibility and to what I read affordability. Upon enrollment my first counselor was amazing, set me up well...but then when it came down to her passing me to the financial department they explained that all costs would be covered through my Federal Loans, not once was anything said in either email or phone calls that there would be any private loans or that I needed to specifically pay out of pocket to them. Class wise it was terrible, my last few classes had to be repeated twice since I was randomly dropped before my finals forcing my grades to plummet. Another difficulty was that the coursework rarely matched the quizzes so extra research and learning had to be done. The beginning of 2018 I had to pause classes because I had became unemployed so I asked for my most recent transcripts. They specifically told me I could not receive them until I paid off my debt. I was dumbfounded, my 20k in Fed Loan? The guy proceeded to tell me no the 10k in debt separately for the college. I was floored. He proceeded to threaten me with if you cannot make any payment we will give this to the main debt collectors causing it to affect my credit. Which at the time anyways, I didn't have much credit I was 22. I stressed to them that I already have to pay $500 to Fed Loan on top of their minimum at the time which was $300. If I'm only making less than $1,000 a month..you'd think I'd qualify for some sort of low income bracket or something. I ended up just hanging up in frustration. For the next two months I was constantly spammed with calls and emails. I eventually called back in March and requested that they send me all what I owe in the mail. They stopped contacting me up until this past month. They sent out an email saying the same thing about sending my debt to a collector and that they've been trying to contact me when I've only received one email this past almost year and a half now and I have yet to receive anything in the mail. I am now 25, 30k in college debt, with 4 years of college experience since I was forced to fail a few of my classes, yet I cannot finish my degree nor receive my transcripts until the debt is gone. Capitalism at its finest. So in conclusion, if you want to waste your time and money with no gain this is absolutely perfect."
Sean Jones
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2020
  • Degree: Supply Chain Management
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"SCAM!!!! SCAM!!!! This school is only looking to create more debt for you for their own personal gain. The degree does not ring any bells at the interview table. It’s a waste of your time and money honestly! Be careful and choose another school. Never trust a school that outsourced their work to call centers. They are for profit not for you"
Jay
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Do not take ant online classes they are all the same and you just stress for 5 weeks and really learn nothing. Their IT classes are JUST project management. You don't really learn anything about IT other than business processes that can be applied to any field involving customer service. The online instructors are all full of themselves and lecture about how amazing they are. None of the material provided match the actual coursework so you HAVE to so a tone of internet learning on your own."
Sarnali (Sara) Shaw
  • Reviewed: 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."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I have been going to see to you for about a year my graduation date is February of 2020 all of a sudden my transcripts are not right I don't have a 2017 W2 I have sent all this information in and still they don't accept it whatever I do to try to help my financial aid out and not get kicked out of school is just not enough for them I was supposed to graduate in February 2020 for my associates my associates in science in Business Administration but looks like I won't be doing it now because I'm about to get kicked out of school within the next two weeks and I have my financial aid on hold so I don't even get a disbursement I'm broke I don't have any money this school is taking it all and I'm not even close I don't know what they want I can't do anything more so I am going to be looking for another school and hopefully I'll be successful I'm pregnant just learned I was pregnant one month so great this is just great I would not recommend this go to anyone the IRS has even told me there is nothing more that they could do because the information that they have is what CTU needs and again it's not enough I'm done with this place. I was going to stay in school to get my bachelor's and my Master's Degree as well but I can't even finish getting an associate's the hell with this place"
Crystal Thacker
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"This school is only in it for the money. They charge way to much. I was charged around 40000 to get an associate degree that I don't even use. Do not go here. I'm trying to save you money. I am debt now for 22000 dollars and don't even make that much a year."
Alyssa Reyna
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Public Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"This university has been my key to success. I have achieved three degrees from CTU and have just been accepted into a doctoral program. The system in which this university provides an opportunity to those who may not believe that it is possible to obtain a degree (or four)! Our military lifestyle made achieving a higher education impossible, but CTU - Online said otherwise. I am extremely happy with my time at CTU and know that I will always be proud of my Alma Mater."
Anthony
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2019
  • Degree: Project Management
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Don’t go to this school worst faculty and education is very low level. Go to a more respected school I promise you it’s worth it. Classes won’t transfer from a school or even transfer out to a didn’t school. It’s a complete waste of your time. Having a degree from this school will not help you in your career."
Dan
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I found my advisors to be very helpful. The online coursework is easy to get the hang of and with persistence you can get the hang of your course work very easily. I received full financial aid so I did not have to deal with the financial aid department often however any valid complaint I have heard did center around that.Fast tracks are amazing but BEWARE! They do NOT transfer! If you plan on going here take advantage of the fast tracks but follow through to your bachelors. Most schools will not take them because on your transcript it shows as having no grade. By far my biggest complaint. Because of this other schools will not usually take your full associates as a transfer because it wont meet the requirements to be absorbed into their bachelors program. This admittedly was quite discouraging to learn after graduating with a 4.0 gpa and highest honors distinction that my degree was not considered complete due to the fast tracks and basically testing out of courses."
R
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2019
  • Degree: Project Management
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I recently graduated from CTU with a BS in Project Mgmt. and I am soon to finish a Master's in Project Mgmt. as well. CTU is a for-profit institution, their primary purpose is to make money. However, in my experience my success was truly dependent upon my own efforts and dedication as a student. As the title states, you get out of it what you put into it. All the negative reviews posted have common denominators, excuses and blame. Successful people don't make excuses, they understand the expectations and perform. On average, I had approx. 2-3 hours of homework every night after work. I graduated Cum Laude with a 3.6 GPA. I recommend CTU to individuals who are dedicated, hard working and are self reliant. In my experience, the instructors were very helpful and provided proper guidance. I cannot speak to the financial aid dept. as I paid for my schooling out of pocket. For those who are considering CTU, expect to write many 20-30 page papers for each course along with Intellipath and other applicable assignments. I believe CTU is beneficial for working professionals due to it's flexibility and intuitive platform."
Tom Tobin
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I attended CTU and achieved my Bachelors degree. I am now enrolled in there Masters Program for Project Management. I've read reviews about there poor administration but I have had nothing but positive experiences. I actually viewed there administration as a strength. I deal with a man named Brian Johnson who has done a great job with communicating with me. As for the course work, I like how the program is ran with there Intellipath program. The programs are not easy and do take time, but the classes are set up in a simple format and is communicated to the student well that makes it a great learning experience."
Desirae
  • Reviewed: 4/17/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This school is s******* people out of money. I filled out over 20 papers for financial aid over the course of 8 month for a "verification" financial aid is horrible here. I was under the impression I was going to be covered after everything now they are telling me I owe 10000 to the school effective immediately or it will report to my credit. Which at this point will affect my ability to get a house. Not only did the allow me to start classes with no financial but they asked for this paperwork and then 10 days later needed something else making in a never ending cycle until the point I missed my deadline and was kick out of school because they needed my spouse's tax information which would have been included in my tax information because we filed together, it even showed our separate incomes made individually. They made this process as difficult as possible didnt take into consideration that I didnt have time to always be on the phone or sending papers which is why I took online classes and had a 3.7 gpa because I work two jobs have a 1 year old 2 step daughters a husband and at the time was taking accelerated classes. This is the worst experience of my life. Ive never had this problem and have attended two other college previously. They want you to do their job for them however I am not a financial aid advisor that was not my job to make sure this all got done and why would you let someone start classes if this was a possibility. Horrible."
Carissa Russell
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2019
  • Degree: RN to BSN
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I recommend CTU for the RN to BSN program. Pros: Flexible classes, weekly lectures, discussion boards and papers are due on a regular schedule, you feel like you are part of a class, and the student portal is engaging. Cons: They did not accept all of my nursing coursework from University of Texas, Austin and there was definitely a heavier written component than UT. Otherwise, this school is an excellent option for the full time nurse returning to school mid career!"
VACarter
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2019
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"By chance, I came across CTU, when it came up in an ad on my browser. I searched and found the Entrepreneurial Concentration for their MBA and thought to go in that direction. My goal is to be better qualified for a management position, with the degree, or help my business knowledge as an entrepreneur, in case I can't get hired, being 55-plus. I may try and apply for Business Education career, though. I have no regrets, as I'm nearing the end of the my enrollment, with a 3.7 average. I've learned a lot and it was not "easy", as assumed with an online college. The one thing I didn't agree with is the, "learn at your own pace", promotion. You've got 5.5 weeks to complete the session and the assignments have deadlines, that you most meet, or you lose points. Some of them are quite involved and you CANNOT get a more than a couple days behind, or it's going to be rough trip, getting back on track. Academic writing is required and I've seen some students try and get away with "copy & paste" submissions to the discussion boards, with simplistic answers. I often wonder what some of their grades are, because you have to answer classmates' submissions, which can be very hard, when it's obvious that they are not keeping up with the assignments, themselves. It's worth it, especially if you're working on a promotion, that requires a degree/advanced degree. The experience will NOT be a degree mill one. I recommend CTU for graduate studies, rather than undergraduate. I went to DeVry and for-profit schools are expensive and burn through your financial aid, too fast."
HORRIBLE ADMINISTRATION
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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!!!"
Amanda Kunz
Responded: 2/12/2019

We regret to hear that this was the experience that you had with CTU. We're happy to assist you in working through your concerns. If you still need assistance or would like to provide further information regarding your experience, please feel free to contact our Ombudsman's Office at help@coloradotech.edu. Thank you.