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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018

I finally got to a point in my life last February 2017 where I was ready to start and complete a Masters program. I had previously started one then quit because I wasn't focused enough nor following the right path in life. I decided to take the leap one last time and now I am one class out from finishing this program. Even though it is fast paced, it's worth it. Typically your average Grad program is 2 years at minimum , I was able to finish within a year and a half nearly. The student advisors were helpful and checked in if either you may not post often or are not doing too well in your course. The tuition and financial aid situation was clearly explained and also was simple. I think a lot of those that complain about this school are those that either only started for a FA check or are not motivated enough to be an adult and do the work that it takes to succeed. I would have never thought I would say I am a class away from having my Masters, but I can now! Thank you CTU!!!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Technology Management
Graduation Year: 2018

All of the negative reviews here are hilarious. They are complaining about how things clearly published in the schools website (without even being logged in) caught them off guard and they didn't know about it. You sign an agreement outlining the tuition costs, it is common knowledge what the add/drop deadlines are, nobody is going to hand-hold you through being an adult. With regard to academic advisors changing, does it really matter? You only ever need to talk to them when starting or ending a program, or if you are doing something unusual like dropping, un-enrolling, or overloading your schedule. When you get into the higher programs they will remain more consistent. My academic advisor for the masters and doctoral program has remained the same person for 18 months, and now that I am starting the doctors; program we have weekly calls at the same time just to check in. It is as simple as this: You get out of it what you put into it. This isn't the matrix where you can just have it uploaded into you. It isn't free lunch where you shouldn't expect a bill. And instructors will seem arrogant and condescending only if you're being a ridiculous arrogant and condescending child yourself. Grow up. Life is work. Work hard and push yourself to improve your own life. You are paying for access to an instructor and an opportunity to learn from formal content and to prove your abilities, not so someone can be your servant and hand you an A and a promotion at work. Sorry, my entire review so far ended up being a rant about the ridiculous children posting negative reviews because they don't understand academics, responsibilities, or adulthood. Anyway, this school has been fantastic! I have been learning so much and it has truly helped my career. The instructors have been fantastic in my experience, and my favorite activity was leading group projects, especially during the CapSim.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

I had tried on and off for 20 years to get a college degree, I struggled mightily when it came to brick and mortar schools. Online was just the right medium for me and allowed me to complete my BS, and now I am looking forward to starting my Masters.

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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2017

I don't understand why this school have so many negative reviews i had a great experience attend CTU i am currently enrolled in my Bachelor degree program which i will have December 2018 thanks to me putting fast track to use i really love everything about CTU and i have learned so much that is helping me with promotion in my career filed. I think this what made me write this positive comment because of so many negative one's i wanted someone to view my post and see the good at CTU. I am also going for my Masters degree as well if you are a busy mother wife and worker like i am this is a great life changing school in my opinion

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Long story short I went to CTU and graduated but once I graduated they stuck me with a huge bill which was never advised to me. I had to take a class 3 times because on a conflict with the instructor. I was told by the school that they apologized and "dropped the ball" I have a ton of emails from different staff members which the turn around rate is ridiculous at this school. The Ombudsman department contacted me acting like they were the good guys and they were on the students side but they aren't they are paid by the school. The school has done this to numerous students if you look at their reviews. I wish I would have looked at their reviews before applying but all I can do now is warn others about this school. Do not waste your time trusting a school that claims to care about the students but just cares about money.

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Degree: Web Development
Graduation Year: 2018

I started Colorado Tech University Online a few months ago. The staff seem pretty good! They are very courteous and helpful. However, my complaint lies within their online educational system. I'd had times where I got the answer correct, but the system said I Was wrong, but the answer it provided was the exact same thing. I've had times where the multiple choice answers didn't have the right answer, but when it gives solution it tells you the right answer. They provide online tutoring for free, using an online whiteboard application which is laggy, but if you have some patience, you will get your question answered.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

Rip off. For profit school that only wants money. My two year degree cost me thousands of dollars. They prey on you. After enrollment you are on your on. Its not worth it I promise. You cannot get your bill or explanation fo charges. Very rude and condenscending instructors and financial aid staff. They are all in it together guys. 3k for two classes! Not including books or misc fees. Hopefully they get shut down next for preying on individuals and ripping you off.

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Degree: Cyber Security
Graduation Year: 2017

I read a lot of the negative reviews before I started but one of the best ones was the person who said you have to be very proactive so I followed that advice. I graduated with my cyber-security degree bachelor's in 11 months I took advantage of the Fast Trax and the prior learning and I have maintained a 4.0. I graduate in 5 and 1/2 weeks then I start my masters in cybersecurity of which I plan to do the same thing and start the doctoral advantage after 3 courses. Many people complain that they don't understand the accounting it's pretty simple $325 a credit and every 3 months $125 technology fee. For all the prior learning assessment narrative that I submitted that I gained course credit for I wasn't charged a dime. And they have already given me credit for $2,000 grant for my Master's for lifelong learning. I will say my student advisor was useless but I managed to after many emails to multiple departments till I drove them crazy LOL found two amazing advisor in the prior learning Department. I did have a problem with my funds because I did a course overload of which was approved but through my whole account into a weird balance but they fixed it quickly. If you need to drop a course and trust me I dropped and added courses every term you just need to know you need to do it within one week of the term starting I believe, after that time they tell you in the documentation that they send you what's the criteria is so you just need to be proactive and smart. Prior to making my decision to attend CTU I had read a lot of negative reviews on consumer affairs and here.. in fact I sent a very strongly worded email to about five or six people and the admissions director called me and we spoke about the negative reviews and I told them that I do understand that out of every person they work with the chances of getting a negative review are much higher than somebody writing a positive review. People who are happy usually don't take the time to write something up people who are pissed off do. So I told him I understood that but I wanted some assurances and then I told him that they need to have a moderator on all these type of sites to address the issues and concerns of the negative reviewers to help those who had a bad experience and they have since done that. My initial estimation of my bachelor's with 60k but I managed to do it with only 15 so don't be helpless don't complain don't expect somebody to hold your hand through it this is a college for adults who have been in the business world and you know how to get stuff done. If you haven't been in the business world and don't know how to be proactive and don't understand that even though you're in college you're not going to get your handheld if you want that you should go to a brick-and-mortar school.

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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).

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2006

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.

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