Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (279)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.....
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.
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.