Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews
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Well first thing is first people do your homework on all schools! before I went to CTUO I did my homework by calling the school to confirm their accreditation. Then I called my surrounding universities to check theirs, they both lined up and any credits that I will receive from CTU will transfer. I have read all of the posts and found it quite interesting that people are not choosing the correct school to attend. Anything that needs a state license cannot be achieved through an online college, such as professional counseling, RN's, LPN's, dental assisting, well you get the picture anything clinical. I am in the criminal justice program which doesn't need licensure so jobs and schools will honor it. I am doing just fine as a state probation officer in MI making 65k a year. but if you have already attended the university and recieved the diploma check with your state certifacations to be certified they will honor it. so it is not just a waste of time you just need to know the next step. but just dont get impatient or mad just know the next step. check into it. however I am completing my MSM-CJ and i am scheduled for a promotion this winter when my supervisor leaves, so I thank CTU for their school and God for giving me the knowledge to choose the correct one.
CTU will get you through your degree program fast and thats all they care about. I enrolled in their Software Engineering program and was put in the Advanced Algebra Class after only having a College level Basic Math class over 20 years ago. My advisor told me that is was a simple class and should be no problem. After 2 weeks it was obvious that I was not going to pass. I contact an advisor to switch the class and was told that I could drop it but I was still financally obligated to pay for it. They have a lower level of Algebra class but the advanced is what is required for the degree. Instead of starting me at the lower class they put me right into the higher one. Also a Programing class I was given was to be a prerequisit to Java Programing yet we had to use Java in the class. The instructors english was terrible and when he was asked to slow down and review what he just said we were told he had to much to go over in the one hour we had for the chat and we would have to go back and review it ourselfs later. I would give my money to another school before going back to CTU, if I go anywhere at all as CTU has been a bad educational experience.
I HAVE READ MOST OF THE REVIEWS ABOUT CTU ONLINE AND HERE IS MY STORY. I WAS 18 YEARS OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL, WORKING FULL TIME AND WANTED TO GO BACK TO COLLEGE. AFTER NUMEROUS DISCUSSIONS WITH CTU ADVISORS, THEY CONVINCED ME TO ENROLL FOR THE ASSOCIATES OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING (AS I HAVE BEEN IN THE MEDICAL FIELD FOR YEARS AND THIS IS WHAT I WANTED TO DO, JUST NEEDED A DEGREE AND CERTIFICATION). WELL AFTER BUSTING MY BUTT AND GRADUATING WITH HONORS, TWO YEARS LATER, I STILL HAVEN'T RECEIVED MY DEGREE IN THE MAIL, AND I AM MAKING ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT I WAS BEFORE COLLEGE. I AM NOT EVEN USING MY DEGREE. THE REASON FOR THIS....NO CERTIFICATION (AS PROMISED)! THEY TELL YOU THAT U WILL BE CERTIFIED BUT THAT IS A LIE! YOU HAVE TO GO OUTSIDE OF THE COLLEGE AND FIND YOUR OWN CLASSES FOR CERTIFICATION AND IT IS NOT CHEAP. NO ONE WILL HIRE YOU WITHOUT IT! THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS LATER, I AM NO BETTER OFF THAN I WAS BEFORE. I HAD TO CALL THEM 7 TIMES TO GET THEM TO MAIL MY DEGREE TO ME, AND I GUESS I WILL WAIT AND SEE IF I GET IT THIS TIME. NOT THAT THE DEGREE IS WORTH ANYTHING MORE THAN THE PAPER THAT IT WAS WRITTEN ON. AS FOR THE INSTRUCTORS, SOME WERE AWESOME, MOST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT. ONE THING THAT I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN WAS A DEGREE IN APA FORMATTING BECAUSE THAT WAS THEIR MAIN CONCERN. FOR THIS, I WILL NEVER TRUST ANOTHER COLLEGE AGAIN AND THEY SHOULD REFUND OUR MONEY OR WRITE OFF THE LOANS. WHAT A SCAM! FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE DEFENDING CTU ONLINE, WHEN YOU ARE DONE AND HAVE ALL OF THOSE LOANS PILING UP, I HOPE THAT YOU AREN'T STANDING IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE AND THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET A JOB EARNING WHAT YOU WORKED SO HARD FOR. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE ANOTHER SUCKER ON THE LIST OF MANY AND BE IN DEBT UP TO YOUR EARS. SOMEONE NEEDS TO RE-EVALUATE THE SCHOOL. AS FOR CAREER SERVICES...ANOTHER JOKE! NO CERTIFICATION, NO JOB! MY ADVICE, GO TO A "REAL" SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AT CTU! IF YOU WANNA EMAIL ME, MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS email@example.com
This school in boldest and simplest terms, sucks!!! I have been to University of Maryland, local community colleges and all because of moving around in the military, and can tell you I have never encountered such a scrupulous and deciving institution in my life. The school instructors not all but some have no capabilities of teaching some of the subject matter at hand.
When I stated some of the instructors not all, one instructor being incompetent is enough for me since the cost of the school is outrageous. Be very leary because as soon as you mention that you are not happy and leaving the university (University hmm! LOL!) they gather all their efforts to keep you in the system not because of caring for you but because of your money.
Not every person is going to like a school. I have read some of the comments left by other students saying what a bad place CTUO is, and frankly I think you are wrong. As a mother of three, going to school hasn't been easy, not by a long shot. I struggle for quiet time, my brain feels fried, and I love every single minute of it. At no time has the school left me to figure it out on my own. Professors change with each class, and while some people cant attend the chat sessions, they are recorded. Never once have I been read text from a book. The chats are informative and most professors are fun when they do the chats. Assignments can be tricky, but if you read the criteria for what the professor is looking for, then tada! It really seems like some people didn't get exactly what they wanted and are throwing a fit because of it. I am almost done my AS and will start my BS immediatly afterwards. This school is no more expensive than any other online college, you are paying for the convienence of not having to go to campus. You have to be self motivated to attend school online. You have to want it bad enough to work harder at it to make it work. Life is what you put into it, and this is no different. Quit crying about how it didnt work out and find a college you like. I love this school, and thank God I have the opportunity to bust my butt to make a better life for my children.
I received my Bachelors degree and Masters Degree from CTU Online. The learning experience was second to none. Previously I attended University of North Carolina and University of Phoenix. Both schools were fine but I just felt like a number in a group of hundreds of students. UOP is a pretty good online school but the classes were not very well structured.
CTU allowed me to complete two degrees which were mentally challenging, well structured, and professor presentation that would hold up against any school, brick or online. Every professor I had in both degrees actually was working in my field of expertise. This helped, as students wanted to know how these classes applied to the real world.
Many professors would give general insight into work they were doing in the profession, and match people management skills with the class being taught. I would recommend CTU as a college for professionals. In my opinion it is colleges like this one that place fear in brick colleges, because the learning experience is better formatted, professor access is scheduled, and the ability to receive information is technically advanced with current technology.
I am currently an MBA student at CTU. They falsely advetise that you can get your degree in 15 months. It's a trick. The soonest you can graduate is 18 months. I am in my third course and I learn very little. The assignment's completion material comes from google searches of questionable sources; library is mostly useless. No time to read the text books, nor is it required-all my time is spent trying to find required references from the internet to complete assignments. So sorry I committed to this school, but I guess I'm stuck.
I am currently still attending the university. I started in August of this year and it seems okay to me. I really haven't had much experience with the university yet but so far it's good. The advisors and teachers even your classmates all try to help you to succed and that's why I choosed the school. In order for you to get in you have to really want to go because that is the only way they will except you. My advisor is cool, she calls me every other week to check up on me and see if there is anything i may need help with. My books arrive on time my classes are cool, not to much at one time. Although, the only thing I will have to get use to is the every month class change. I use to taking the classes for a semester but these courses only last for maybe a month in a half or two. Luckily I'm only going for medical billing and coding!
Yes I am still a student at CTU. I take the online courses as we are military and move alot. I have been a student there for a year and I love the school. Most instructors have been great and have a real desire to help you suceed. I think the main reason I chose CTU was that the price was all inclusive. There is no extra charges for tech support or books, as I found with other schools.
I am very satisfied with my experience at CTU. Every single person from the school and in my classes has been professional, and I never felt like I was only a number and a tuition. All of my professors were terrific- they had 20+ years in their respective industries and had years of teaching at CTU. The college has been online for a long time and they are experts at it. The online classrooms were easy to navigate, as is the website. Their resources for projects were comprehensive. My program was challenging since I attained an MBA in only 15 months (and worked full-time). There is much writing which can only enhance your success. I enjoyed the research and learned much more than the courses required. I am proud of my accomplishment, and so glad there is a college out there like CTU. I highly recommend Colorado Technical University Online!