Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews

3.03 out of 5 stars
(319 Reviews)
  • Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
60% of 319 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 319 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.5 out of 5 stars
Colorado Technical University - 3/7/2016
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2017
"DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL! A TOTAL RIP-OFF. Staff and Admissions are incapable of answering simple questions. They want you to submit all required enrollment documentation on-time but will not even answer your account questions and or submit your paperwork properly without any notification to the students of the problem.... They let me ENTER an entire GRADUATE PROGRAM WITHOUT VERIFYING my UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE.... What respectable university does such a thing??? The admissions and registrar staff are clueless when it comes to communication and providing successful guidance throughout the enrollment process. I will not be enrolled with this university for a second term."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Kim - 3/4/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"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!!"
3.4 out of 5 stars
Donna - 3/3/2016
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 1992
"Be careful here. Nobody can help you here or even suggest how you can get financial help. Any answer of a loan lender to your question, you MUST ignore, because they are SCAMS…real SCAMS…i was a victim of which i was ripped thousands of dollars…well thank God for a Christian sister who referred me to a loan organization formed by Christian Women Cooperative Fastloan Organization.(C.W.C.F.O). They made my life a valuable one and gave it a meaning. When the sister gave me their contact, I contacted them. Then I requested for a loan with all the necessary evidence to prove that I actually need a loan, they approved a loan of $30,000.00 USD and in 48 hours after meeting up to their necessary requirements,here is the email"
1.1 out of 5 stars
Devin - 2/28/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
salford - 2/24/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
1.5 out of 5 stars
nick - 2/21/2016
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018
"This school may say they are willing to help you succeed, but instead they treat you as if your worth nothing but a paycheck to them. If you ever send a email out asking questions regarding your class, they go ignored. You have a problem with their "Intellipath" system, the technical staff shoots down your questions, and treats it as if your the moron for their failings. The main way to learn is to read the textbook, and look up tutorials, which is hard to find due to some being hard to understand. On top of that, they might slap more money out of you to "keep up with" their system, which I didn't see. Overall, I don't recommend it."
1.7 out of 5 stars
not technical - 2/6/2016
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016
"This school has zero hands on. It is computer science, it should not be that hard to have us actually code some stuff or do SOMETHING technical at all. I am 2 classes from graduation and have $40 in debt and a 3.97 GPA and have learned NOTHING. Every class is theory crafting. They want you to hypothetically design a user interface... why don't we just make a d**** interface? why pretend?"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Sharon - 2/4/2016
Degree: Computer Forensics
Graduation Year: 2017
"It is very unfortunate that many individuals have had a bad experience at CTU, because I have personally had an outstanding experience. This school is not meant for individuals who are not self-motivated learners. In order to truly get the most out of the CTU education system, students must engage in all the class discussions and weekly chats with the professor. I miss many chat sessions, but the professors will either post the recorded session, or leave the power point they discussed in the chat. This is very helpful for people like me who have crazy schedules. In my opinion, at a Masters level, this is the best way to obtain a degree. Not only do you have to do thorough research for assignments, but it instills initiative in the students. I have to create different projects every week for my classes, which ideally is what I will have to do when I go for a job in this career field in the future. I am currently an IT in the Navy and the policy side of this field is where I want to be. I want to set the guidelines rather than doing the hard labor. I would recommend this school to anyone because I am having a terrific time. I used my GI BILL and it was a smooth process once all the documents were submitted, like my high school and other college transcripts. For those with bad experiences, I do recommend reading ALL paperwork the school gives you. If you do not need a Stafford loan, SPECIFY you do not need one. Then once you are finally enrolled, go to your student login, check “my documents” and make sure that all documents are correct. If anything looks wrong, call an advisor and get to the bottom of it immediately. You are only hurting yourself in the end if you just sit back and let someone else take care of you. Anywhere an individual goes, they must invest their time and patience to ensure that all is correct, because the best person to take care of your needs and want is YOU. Good luck to all!"
2.3 out of 5 stars
Un Employed - 2/3/2016
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
"I was groomed at CTU to believe if one would study and understand the materials used here at CTU for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Software Systems Engineering Specialization; that I could get a very promising position anywhere upon graduating. The reality is that once I graduated (with a 3.96/4.0 GPA), I was told the materials taught at (CTU) was substandard, and that I had no clue what was going on in the real world. Do with this information what you may, I hope you take it in stride, but now I am in trouble and trying to pay back those student loans while still not working in this field. I (now) do have an understanding of the development of software, but nowhere near, what is required to enter the field, having no prior experience. I think the graduates having prior experience or trying to progress through more college training are the ones profiting from this college."
3.3 out of 5 stars
J. - 1/19/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have an associate's degree and two certificates after having attended two universities and three community colleges. I will be completing my bachelor's degree on 02/09/2016 at C.T.U. with a 3.95 GPA. I can honestly say it was a lot of busy work! Between discussion board assignments, individual projects, group projects, and intellipath, the work load makes up for the lack of tests and exams that are not incorporated into the program. Some teachers were better than others, some classes were redundant and covered a lot of the same or similar information, and I had some aggravating issues with the prior learning assessment when completing an E.L.P. portfolio. I also despised intellipath and the group projects, anyone else who has completed these will agree with me entirely. Overall, I enjoy the way that the classes are run at the school and found myself doing much better than I had at previous colleges. I did however notice that there were an abundance of classmates in my final upper level classes who were completing projects at the level of a 5th grade foreign exchange student with very little English and grammar knowledge. This was pretty disturbing as I don't see how someone can make it to a 400 level class when their idea of citing a references in APA format is simply pasting a hyperlink at the bottom of the page. I also don't understand why C.T.U.'s bachelor's degree program is 180 college credits. Most programs are roughly 120-130 college credits everywhere else and with 5.5 week 4 credit classes at C.T.U. you would assume that you are taking an accelerated class and would attain your degree much faster. Sadly this is not the case as C.T.U. requires 50+ more credits from you to complete their program which gives me the impression that they're just trying to line their pockets in money. My overall impression of the school would sit at about a B-. Things could be better and things could be worse, but the material is certainly there for you to learn if you hold up your end of the bargain."