Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews

3.04 out of 5 stars
(318 Reviews)
  • Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
60% of 318 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 318 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Margaret - 6/3/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I have been in attendance at Colorado Technical University for nearly two years. My experience has been nothing short of exceptional. I absolutely adore my academic counselor who takes the time to talk to me regardless how miniscule or gigantic my "problem" is. Financial aid and accounts department is absolutely wonderful at explaining my financial dealings. MUSE is the best learning resource, catering to my specific learning needs. Course books at CTU are free (thank goodness!), and the library is a wealth of information both internally and on the web. The career center is absolutely resourceful and the clubs are extremely informative and fun! My teachers are amazing! I have had positive experiences with each and every one of them. The expectations are very concise across the board. They are challenging and fair. My academic program is AWESOME! We are given 180 credits, which sound like double to the standard brick and mortar, but because this is an excelled learning pace, it goes by fairly quickly and in a way that I can absorb. CTU doesn't have "class rooms", we have real world on the job experiences through virtual labs and projects that help equip students for the professional world. My program is more in-depth than those of a brick and mortar school and covers more subjects within my degree program. I couldn't ask for the better body of community or a superior school."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Yaya - 5/31/2014
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2012
"I have a year now that I graduate from CTUO in an ASHAS (Health Administrations). I have to admit that I had a wonderful experience in overall while I was getting my associate degree. Beginning with my admission advisor that was wonderful from the first moment she contacted me. I was completely honest with her for the reasons I wasn't continuing my education. I had a bad experience in a nearby college (in campus). She understood me but helped me out to conquer all of the fears that I had. At the first, I did not know anything about taking classes online because I am very used to in campus classes. Thanks to her that taught me how to navigate the online site and familiarized with every tab, I got the grab of it, then I was a pro in it and became a mentor with other fellows in a way. I participated in events that they offer to students to brake the routine and have some fun with other folks that are in the same field or another field. It was a great experience. The instructors were well-knowledge in each subjects and they have a lot of good info to give and share with students. I understood that not every instructor will be the same for every class because I had troubles with one of them in the middle of my degree. This instructor was soooo bad at clarifying questions, he never answer to any of my questions that I made during class. I found out that I wasn't the only student that he was doing that. In another word, he, technically, will ignore my questions and kept conversating with other peers of things that are not related to the class. it was frustrating. He won't reply to my emails and if he does so, his responses were not accurate to my questions. To make story short, I got discourage with the class and I start having second thoughts about pursuing my degree but something hold me back on doing so that I ended up calling student advising for my situation. He ended up giving me an "F" and I talked about with my student advisor. He understood that something was wrong and obviously I have to retake the class which I request not to have the same instructor. The fact that the instructor failed me did not discourage me at all because I told my student advisor that I will prove him who was wrong in the class. Of course, I retake the class but with another instructor (by the way, she was way better than the prior instructor) and I passed it with a big "A". Then I call my student advisor back to tell him that I proved that the prior instructor that instructed the class was all wrong. I have no idea if they did something to the instructor. All I know is that not always the students has the fault for not having success in a class. it take a team to succeed. I always says that me as a student must have the commitment to give my best in class and the teacher must give their best to teach their best. My success as a student is the success of the instructor, Teamwork. Overall, Admission Department, Financial Aid Department, Career Support, Student Advisors, and etc. all are part of my success in school. Just because I had a bad experience with one instructor doesn't mean that I have to punish the entire staff of the University. We have to real and fair in how we approach our opinion of an University. Now, I have to admit that the Healthcare Department failed when I was trying to get my bachelor degree, because while I was attending CTUO for my bachelor I found out that the BA was kind of twisted. How did I found out? Me and other folks were talking about the classes and start comparing what we were taking at the end we all found out that we were not having the same curriculum classes for the degree even though we were in the same degree program. That discourage me completely and I am not going to afford someone to play around with me when I know I am giving my best to achieve my degree. Due to that fact I chose to withdraw from CTUO and experiment in another online University. I wish the best to the ones that are currently enrolled. I missed all of those friends that I made in CTUO, including those exceptional instructors."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Mayra - 5/28/2014
Degree: MBA in Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2014
"I moved from another University to CTU six years ago when I was going for my Associates Degree. The instructors were very understanding and reasonable. Whenever I had a problem or needed help they were there for me. They answer emails within 24 hours and answer calls every day. The courses challenged me and I know some instructors were very hard but those were the ones that I learned the most from. It’s up to the student to want to learn and study, to go the extra mile reading and doing assignment and tuning them in on time. I have made a tremendous change not only in my personal life but as a professional. I have learned so much that I ended up with a Master’s degree this May 13, 2014. I am very proud to have three degrees form CTU. I have become very professional and now I hold a big position at the company I work."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Chellle - 5/19/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"I recieved my bachelor degree in criminal justice at CTU. The courses were challenging at first, then I learned to use my time wisely. The Instructors have PHD's and their backgrounds are well experienced in their field. The instructors were helpful in assisting me in understanding several courses. The material was not outdated and the courses were proffesional as well as academic peer reviewed. The financial aid advisors are not as knowledgable as I would like them to be, but fortunately I've talked to a couple that have helped me considerable."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Influence - 4/23/2014
Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2014
"I am very frustrated with CTU. I started classes in Feb, enrolled in January. I went to 2 prev schools, it is now April. I am still waiting on my transcript evals to come back. I am waiting to the end of my current term, if at that point my account does not reflect my classes I will be de- enrolling in this school. This is taking way too long. Also, no none is on the same page, when I have a question there is about 4 different responeses that I recieve."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Katie - 3/25/2014
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"CTU "A place where students come first" this could be the furthest thing from the truth. I have been attending this school for about two years now, the only reason why I am continuing is because my credits won't transfer elsewhere. All this school system seems to care about is when they will get your money. Never once have I had a instructor actually check in as to how I am doing or if I have any questions. The only phone calls or emails I get is that I have a payment due or a payment that will be due soon. I do no recommend this school to anyone looking for a good experience or looking to get any positive feedback from any of the faculty. Every time I call technical services I get some rude man or women who only seems like they want to leave. I refuse to call anymore because of the attitudes I receive on the other end of the phone."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cory - 2/26/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year:
"I must agree with a lot of the posts on this site. I have attended CTU online for nearly a year so far, and I currently have a 3.84 GPA. I am quite proud of that too. It has not been easy, and I have definitely learned new things in each IT classes. I came to school with a broad knowledge of computer hardware and software... even down to C++, VB, HTML, Java and a few other languages. 95% of my instructors have had their PhD's which shows the instructors have credibility in the subjects they're teaching. All in all I have been satisfied with this degree program and it has been beneficial to me already in the first year. The FA dept is the subject of debate for many but personally I have had amazing results with them. I think ppl who are complaining are more worried about their stipends rather than education. If you read your loan forms as you do them it is self explanatory. Most jus blow past this contract detail area. But I follow this situation closely and I must say idt it is the fault of FA, but rather the students fault for not figuring out the probs w the Dept of Education. Your lender is not CTU, and you have the option to not allow FA to alter your loans from the start. Take it all out and pay extra $ back... then you are handling all of your funds. I would like to hear more about CTU alumni and their ability to find good jobs after graduation though. I plan to continue to obtain my master's after this degree and would like to know more about the benefits of the degree in real ppls lives. Help tell me more about this if you have graduated from CTUo. Use subject CTU or along those lines. Thank you"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Tiffini - 1/12/2014
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year:
"Well, first off, I would like to point out that I have been going to school here for about a year and a half already. I really like CTUO. Yes they are persistent in getting you to turn in your work, I know its hard to make time but you signed those papers so quit BITCHING about having to pay.. I have already recommended this school to a lot of people I know and I wouldn't change that. Yes the work is hard and there isn't anyone "holding your hand" to help you through it, but that's part of life. You're not always going to have someone there to help you figure it out on your own. I had fallen behind in a couple of my courses last year because of family emergencies, my Instructors at CTU were very lenient and helpful. They would send me emails asking if I needed help understanding some of the subject matter and my adviser would call me to make sure I was okay and to see if I needed any help. Another thing.. financial aid isn't the greatest place but when you sign to pay for courses and you don't realize that, they even remove them and push your graduation date back a couple sessions so you don't have to pay for the courses."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Linda Harris - 1/8/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"I graduated from CTU in December 2013 with my bachelors in criminal justice. I loved it it was a very good experience for me. All departments where very helpful for example, the last class I had messed up on my final grade because I had all A's on the assignments but the overall grade was a B I immediately contacted my adviser and it was corrected within 24 hrs. I found most of the teachers were very good there was only a couple that I didn't think allowed us to participate during class time or gave us constructive feedback. I would recommend CTU because I really enjoyed my experience and I do believe my degree will pay off."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/7/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year:
"I am currently completing my last session with CTU and here is my take. Comparison to "brick and mortar": I have attended reputable brick and mortar schools in CA, MI, and NM, and the caliber of the faculty at CTU is as good, if not better, than any of my previous university experience. Actually, I was impressed with the knowledge level and the academic credibility of my instructors. I also found that they were more focused on teaching and less on their personal research agendas which I've found is the case with most brick and mortar...and, I was not subjected to courses taught by TAs who I could not understand. Assignments are graded within specific timeframes and most often with appropriate feedback. Inferior education? There is nothing easy about attending this school. You will not be spoon-feed or coddled, it is real college. For those who have not attended school in several years or who do not have basic computer skills, on-line learning may be a shock. As with any higher learning, you need to do the work and you are graded accordingly. RUSHED? For those who want to expedite the process of getting their degree the 5 1/2 week sessions are perfect, however, if you do not have the time or discipline to do an accelerated program, then this is not for you. Yes, there are issues if you try to copy and paste to the discussion board, but I have found that it is an issue with other on-line schools as well. As far as the financial aid dept, they were as helpful as I expected. The student advisor are extremely helpful. So, I can highly recommend CTU. If they had a Masters program in my field, I would consider them again."
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