Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (281)
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.
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.
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!!
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
This school has zero hands on. It is computer science, it should not be that hard to have us actually code some stuff or do SOMETHING technical at all. I am 2 classes from graduation and have $40 in debt and a 3.97 GPA and have learned NOTHING. Every class is theory crafting. They want you to hypothetically design a user interface... why don't we just make a d**** interface? why pretend?
It is very unfortunate that many individuals have had a bad experience at CTU, because I have personally had an outstanding experience. This school is not meant for individuals who are not self-motivated learners. In order to truly get the most out of the CTU education system, students must engage in all the class discussions and weekly chats with the professor. I miss many chat sessions, but the professors will either post the recorded session, or leave the power point they discussed in the chat. This is very helpful for people like me who have crazy schedules. In my opinion, at a Masters level, this is the best way to obtain a degree. Not only do you have to do thorough research for assignments, but it instills initiative in the students. I have to create different projects every week for my classes, which ideally is what I will have to do when I go for a job in this career field in the future. I am currently an IT in the Navy and the policy side of this field is where I want to be. I want to set the guidelines rather than doing the hard labor. I would recommend this school to anyone because I am having a terrific time. I used my GI BILL and it was a smooth process once all the documents were submitted, like my high school and other college transcripts. For those with bad experiences, I do recommend reading ALL paperwork the school gives you. If you do not need a Stafford loan, SPECIFY you do not need one. Then once you are finally enrolled, go to your student login, check “my documents” and make sure that all documents are correct. If anything looks wrong, call an advisor and get to the bottom of it immediately. You are only hurting yourself in the end if you just sit back and let someone else take care of you. Anywhere an individual goes, they must invest their time and patience to ensure that all is correct, because the best person to take care of your needs and want is YOU. Good luck to all!