Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews

  • 321 Reviews
  • Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
60% of 321 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 321 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Near Graduation
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I like the Learning Materials, Recorded Classes, Mobile App & the teachers. Get your work completed early and have a plan. All of the departments are a phone call away and Labs for everything if you want to improve on your abilities. Excellent technology and support systems."
Carletta Collins
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2016
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I started CTU in 2009 and received an associate, bachelors and masters degree. I also got accepted into their doctoral program and completed 3 years i had one year left but my student loan financing ran out. I felt like i had enough education to get a good job after 3 years of applying i cant find a job or even get an interview. I got jobs in food places waitressing and doing retail cashier work. I have no criminal record and have always worked hard to be an example for others but i work under people who are felons and have criminal backgrounds. I am almost homeless because i cant afford rent. I live with friends and i am in 250,000 student loan debt. This has drove my credit score down to 444. I am still trying and applying for jobs everyday but no one even calls me. I really thought yhis school was good but i was wrong. Employers do not respect degrees from ctu."
Lucretia Rossi
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"When I would go to the financial aid page, it would say the average program tuition cost was like $8,000, leading me to believe that this was the average for this school. Turns out, it was the average nationally, and that the tuition through this school was FAR higher. Also, when telling potential employers about my degree, they don't even acknowledge it. I literally had one laugh when I told him where my degree was from. They claim to be fully accredited, which is a blatantly fraudulent claim. They also blatantly lie about their placement statistics. Pretty much everything they tell you to get you to enroll is a complete lie. And their degrees cost about four times what a community college or even a private not-for-profit college does. Complete fraud."
Angry student
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2016
  • Degree: Higher Education
"My courses were laid out since day one and 4 weeks before "graduating" I get told they messed up and I need another year to a year and a half of classes. Total fuck up on their part but who cares if someone's personal life gets completely screwed. Keep track of your own stuff because they have no clue what you need for any degree."
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2016
  • Degree: Project Management
"I took all my classes online. Most of them were challenging and I'm grateful for that. Otherwise, I feel, you do not learn as much. Some classes had more interaction as groups vs. groups which is not my style but we all learned something working as a team and managing to cover the work that others were too lazy to do. Sometimes that meant for late nights depending on what coast your team/partners were on (Might I suggest working with people within your own time zone on big projects). All in all, it was a good experience and the majority of the professors I enjoyed listening to and learning from."
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2016
  • Degree: Homeland Security
"Contrary to the negative review that you read about CTU and its instructors, this school has been quite a challenge. Incredible instructors who are subject matter experts in their field. They are true professionals who present a challenging learning environment. They will not hold your hand thru any degree. You are expected to be mature adults and to perform each task to standard. It requires effort and discipline. They work with you when life happens to afford additional time to complete assignments. Through four years, I have only had one professor that I can say was bad. All of the others have been exceptional. From what I have seen thru my four years in this course, those who complain about the courses and the instructors probably should not have entered college to begin with."
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2016
  • Degree: Business
"I really enjoyed being a student at CTU. I was able to coach my son's soccer team, be a boy scout leader, Play guitar and drums in a band, play in my adult soccer league and work full time. I had the opportunity to be a father a husband and a student! CTU allowed me to be the first one in my family to graduate from college by being open 24/7 for any questions i had. I do not understand how students cannot take advantage of FAST TRACK to finish even faster! The assignment are laid out for us from day 1! I finished my associates and bachelors here and i would never go anywhere else to do it. There really is no excuse to not like CTU with everything it offers."
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2016
  • Degree: Database Administration
"Having graduated with my Bsc in Applied Science and Technical Studies, I would like everyone to know that I am not someone looking for the easy way out. The first issue is dealing with a professor who taught a course on problem solving using Java. The teacher during this course, completely disregarded the text book and went on rambling about self created concepts/ideologies. After asking the professor about stacks, she indicates that stacks do not exist in Java?! Anyone can tell you that stacks are existent in java, especially when it comes to problem solving. She also indicated that we aren't using Java. It would be obvious as the text book is titled, "Problem Solving Using Java." Secondly, affordability goes out of the window when dealing with this college, especially if you're a veteran with time constraints. This college is an absolute money guzzler! Thirdly, senior level students are not on the level as you would expect, as in writing abilities. You have students who can barely write a comprehensive sentence, who will be graduating with honors. I am not perfect but senior level students should at least be able to write a simple sentence. My final issue is that the success coach that was assigned to me, indicated that getting a degree at this institution is like going to McDonald's to make an order. This was the last time that I spoke to anyone at this institution, and withdrew shortly thereafter. Be careful with these guys!"
Lakeycia M.
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"CTU was the best choice I could have ever made once I decided to further my education. The professors and staff members at this university played a big role in helping me achieve my degree. I highly recommend this university to anyone who wishes to start or further their education goals."
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2016
"Some people make excuses in order to avoid their responsibilities. I love my education in CTU. Nothing is given for the asking. I worked hard for it and graduated at the time I was told I would. It is serious business to go to school. No body will baby-sit you. But help is always there for you. Most of the instructors were excellent and responsive. I feel very confident in what I learned in business, operations and supply chain endeavors and cannot be happier. Again, I have an associate degree, bachelor's degree and now an MBA all from different schools. So, I feel I can tell you at least a little bit about education. In the end, you make it whatever you want it to be for you. No one forces a horse to drink water after it has been led to the stream."
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I currently have 13 classes left to graduate and work practically 2 fulltime jobs. School is all effort and if a person is not willing then just like any other school, it would be a waist of time. The teachers are great, my experience has been great and I have not really had a bad time here. The majority of time, if any moment I had any concerns or questions about assignments or grades, I would email the professors and they always returned my email almost right away. Hope this helps and best of luck!!"
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I would like to say I had my questions and concerns about CTU. I been enrolled for 10 mouths this now. I love it. Not much of a problem for me. I have made great grades so far. Only had to repeat one class so far which was Eng-103. I hate English, plus my laptop just broke. So that made it harder to complete my course. I believe in this school, I've waited and prayed for this. The checks have been very concisdence as well. I am able to communicate with instructors and classmates. It is 100% real to me. I will keep doing my work and research. By. Tabatha Nicole Perry. Class of 2018....."
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"This school is all about effort. If you want all of the information to be handed to you then look for another school. On a day to day basis, you should expect to put in around 3-4 hours of research in order to get the best out of this school. The other main consideration is that you will be completing your education entirely online. For me this worked out perfectly, but I can imagine for many people out there, it will be an extreme challenge to sit at your computer for the required amount of time. Do not listen to the reviews claiming that they have horrible teachers, hound you for enrollment, etc. I had one bad experience with a teacher, and by talking with my student adviser we were able to clear up the issue without any additional issues. I have multiple job opportunities, but instead have decided to pursue a Bachelors at this college. At the end of the day, if you are looking for an online education that will fit a crazy schedule, this is a great place to attend. You can get by with minimal effort, but honestly if you are looking to further your career you should expect to put in the time and effort."
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2016
  • Degree: Computer Programming
"The school as a whole is good, the classes are very informative and well structured, it’s like any other college you get good teachers and u get not so good teachers. I haven't really run into a bad teacher yet, I have had a couple really good ones and some boring ones. My only real discrepancy is with the financial department. They have been trying to get my federal transcripts for months now and it is really irritating. I sent in the paper 6 times 5 times they say there was an issue with it and it wasn’t accepted, I finally had my wife write it to make sure it was neat and legible and they are still contacting me. I would say my big issue was I didn’t know that you had to sign up for each class throught tuition assistance (yes I’m in the military) before each class I guess I wasn’t educated on that part now I owe 3 thousand dollars to CTU and they will not work with me at all on the debt, its pay or we stop your schooling. Overall I gave it 3 stars because the actual school work is good, but the financial portion is garbage."
Colorado Technical University
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2016
  • Degree: Project Management
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2016
  • Degree: Business
"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!!"
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2016
  • Degree: Finance
"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"
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2016
  • Degree: Business
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2016
  • Degree: Business
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2016
  • Degree: Software Engineering
"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."