Colorado Technical University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (37)
I loved my experience! I greatly appreciated the myriad of instructional tools that you have at your disposal to fully learn and comprehend the material. There is definitely an "above and beyond" approach to ensuring that students learn and retain material.
It's always a great experience with CTU. I would recommend to anyone wanting to further their education. Every staff member is there to assist you at all times. Professors are awesome. The Masters degree program was very easy to follow and so many resources are available at your discretion.
My classes was great and straight forward and you do have to study. Make time for all of them. Basically I had a great deal of deaths in my family but through it all I made it and I am 62 years young. Don't ever let a number get in the way because that's all it is a number. CTU is a great University and the staff is great and will help you any way they can.
I have enjoyed every day of what I have learned from my degree program. Having an opportunity to get back into school was very exciting at first. I was able to work my full time job was demanding at times, but yet I pushed on to complete every assignment that I had to do. Having a determination to complete what has been started made it that more enjoyable for the reward that was coming at the end. Every Professor that I had was very helpful and knowledgeable about each subject that was part of the course. If you don't understand the assignments there is a multitude help that is available to assist you, such as fellow students. library and the Professors.
I was a bit skeptical when I heard about CTU, but it's a decision that I will never regret. The virtual campus is very convenient and it has access to every tool that you need to succeed. The staff is very helpful and friendly. They give the experience, here at CTU, a personal touch that continues to inspire long after graduation. I would recommend the school to anyone that wants to truly succeed in their career.
I am writing this review to steer as many inspiring doctoral students away from the DM Program because CTU treated me like trash. First, when you start the program the staff and faculty boast about working on the dissertation right away. In fact, I was at one residency and the research and pertinent dissertation were not explained at all. I was given the excuse to go to another residency later in the program to find out more information. Financial aid and the rest of the school treat you like money by solely being professional bill collectors. In fact, financial aid is so lousy that FA advisors will give you too many loans and then have U.S. Department of Education request the money back leaving you the bill. I had this happen twice; once as an undergraduate with CTU owing 7000 dollars and a second time owing a 1000 dollars. I called it quits when this happened a second time just last month! Financial aid at CTU is incompetent at best. Also, being one of their doctoral students allows you to get completely ignored by what the school calls student success coaches. Please keep in mind that CTU will use you until you are fed up then spit in your face and charge you any way they can. I have an MSCJ and BSCJ from CTU while these are their best programs. The problem with a DM is that it is less respected than a Ph.D., which is what I am going for now. Management in practice is completely different than management in theory and CTU by no means provides a good program for applying management like the proclaim calling the DM a practitioner degree. Don't believe me, enroll and find out for yourselves? I can almost guarantee that CTU will be unsatisfactory. This is why the majority of doctoral programs are not ranked. By the way, I now attend University of the Rockies and found this to be a better alternative. I am in their Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership. I like this program because they publish guides on IRB and the dissertation unlike CTU which is fragmented PDF documents spread throughout the doctoral library. Despite the down sides to CTU they are cheaper than University of the Rockies and provide more dissertations to view than my current school. CTU does have a rigorous program because 1 class transferred into my Ph.D. In ODL and this was a research course. However, I found when going out and having to do the research for the dissertation UoR seems to be the best choice because all of their requirements are listed and up front unlike CTU. I don't think there will be any surprises here unlike CTU because money is dispersed only twice a year and FA told me they don't have screw ups in their financial aid department. So far so good!
I really had a great experience going through the BSN program. The degree plan was challenging, up to date with practice and very relevant to my career. The program requires self motivation. So if you can't keep yourself on track, this isn't the program for you. The program is mostly comprised of writing research papers. There are online lectures that you can attend or watch recorded. And there are a few testing portions that you can test out of content or take the content and then test. These sections allow you to improve your scores. There is an online library which was wonderful, and online textbooks that were not si wonderful. The format of the books were a little difficult to read. Overall though, the program was great and I'm very proud to have my BSN credentialing!
DO NOT GIVE CREDENCE TO THOSE WHO CLAIM CTU DOES NOT WORK WITH YOU ON LATE ASSIGNMENTS I have had health issues throughout my degree as well as power and connectivity issues. I have never had any issues with CTU granting an extension. Honestly, the majority of those who are claiming issues have created their issues by not conforming to the rules and college guidelines. It's always someone else who is to blame with these type people, no personal accountability. During discussion boards and group projects is when you quickly see who these people are. The program requires hard work, dedication and personal commitment. Those who do not bring good these qualities with them will not succeed in this earning environment. I busted my tail during this degree program. Awesome instructors who are professional and subject matter experts demand quality work and accountability. If you apply yourself, there is no reason you cannot succeed. I did quite well with a near 3.88 gpa. My summation is " do not listen to those who blame the organization for their failures when they are likely the real reason for their failures.
I did my Associates degree with no issues. Went back for bachelor program and it was a nightmare. Now years later they say I have a balance and my student loans are not correct. Having to get the DEP of education to look at my loans and how they processed to see if there was anything I can do to fix this issue.
I enjoyed all the learning, but there is a drawback about doing courses online I found. I have a bachelor's degree in accounting but no hands on experience, they need to set some kind of internship to get the hands on training to be able to get a job in the fields you are going to school for.