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
Alyssa Reyna - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anthony - 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."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Dan - 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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
R - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Allie Hamilton - 6/6/2019
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019
"This is absolutely the worst school I have ever attended. The counselors are only concern with money and how you are going to pay for tuition. the school has already been investigated for fraud and continues to coerce students into enrolling. They are a for profit organization and do not care to help students. While they are accredited and possibly well connected, they are not there to help anyone attending classes. I recently enrolled and did not receive orientation or how to log on to my classes, it was just assumed I would eventually figured out. I am very unhappy with the level of education and the lack of care for people once they have your money"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tom Tobin - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Desirae - 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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Carissa Russell - 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!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
VACarter - 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."
1.6 out of 5 stars
HORRIBLE ADMINISTRATION - 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 - 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.

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