Colorado Technical University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,529
90% of 79 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 79 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Lisa
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2016
  • Degree: Management
"Terrible school, they don't have all the accreditation, online instructor John Bunch never replies to emails and didn't grade 2 of my assignments, when I escalated this issues I was inform professor said he had been communicating with me but no proof or evidence for that. There are professors who are great people but that school STAY AWAY RIP OFF... Takes student loans in your name with our permission."
Trevor Skoczen
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am tired of all the complaining heard about this institution. I graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice and now an MS in Criminal Justice. This University is not the place for you if you need support, or your hand being held through the whole process. There are many cheap non-for-profit educational institutions for this purpose. I consider myself highly educated and anyone that thinks differently of me, the institution I attended, or otherwise is just trying to blow off steam and does not understand the sacrifices it takes to be a good college student. If you fit in one of the categories of students that is disgruntled, or did not graduate, and decide to post completely negative reviews please take a look at how you got in the situation in the first place. I am not saying CTU was perfect, but this institution has the best platform for students to work with and no blackboard garbage like the majority of non-for-profits that do not cater to online students. If you get admitted here, you will gain too much knowledge and be on the best platform/user interface an online education has to offer. CTU has also won a Computer World 2009 award for the Virtual Campus. The worst part of being with CTU was the fact that the majority of staff working online and on-campus do not get paid to support students. This is evident in the graduation rate, which is only 24%. I was running out of financial aid in my undergraduate degree and was told I owed about 7000 dollars. I was put on payment plans until I realized I could be full-time, which made me eligible for a full 5645 dollars in pell grants. I was only able to finish due to my own ingenuity. If I had to depend on CTU to inform me of this minor detail, I would still owe the University far into paying back the student loans. All prospective students of any higher educational institution should be aware of the risks, which is not the Universities problem, or priority. It is also true that for-profit is definitely being treated as a customer first and student second. I regret to say this is the truth with any online program. Every online naysayer needs to be aware that over 85% of colleges and universities offer 100% online degree programs and are also in it for-profit. The only difference between for-profit and non-for-profit educational institutions is the fact that for-profit schools have less regulations on where they can use the money. A for-profit can make massive advertisements on television using student’s money. A non-for-profit receives most of the funding to operate from the state, so the money earned must be put back into the institution in some regards through improvement of facilities, or more qualified teaching staff."
cheb
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Management
"Did CTU's Online Master Degree, program. It had a self-paced program, which allowed to be flexible; just make sure you turn in your assignment at the deadline for the week. Professors interfaced pretty well with the students and we can send messages, email and request to professors and get a fairly quick response within a 24hr time period. Post-graduation of the program they also provide a career finder program that's related to the degree you finished. Counselors were very helpful and helped with many questions and/or challenges you may face."
Bill
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Good balance for people whom have busy schedules. Instructors are responsive. Learning platform is more intuitive than other big name online education institutions,"
Evon Bateman
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Information Systems
"I loved the possibility of hybrid instruction. Some classes were 100% online, some were 100% on campus and some were partly online and partly on campus. I've seen some reviews of for-profit universities saying that courses were too easy because the corporations didn't want to drive away their students - I would absolutely NOT agree to that being the case at CTU. The classes were challenging (and I have an above-average IQ) but not so challenging that I got frustrated and wanted to quit. And when I hit a snag nearly all of my professors were delighted to provide help (I had ONE problem professor in four years). When I encountered personal problems during one quarter that necessitated me dropping out of the classes ONLY FOR THAT QUARTER and re-enrolling in the same ones the following quarter - the school was more than willing to work with me. Of course, I had to prove that I had good cause and wasn't just being lazy, but once they saw the circumstances they did everything they could to help me be successful in getting back on track. Another great quality about this school is that it's geared toward adult learners. They absolutely understand what it's like to work and go to school at the same time - this doesn't mean that they let you slide, but they are reasonable in deadlines and workloads. Within five years of graduating with my Bachelor's I DOUBLED my annual income. I'm absolutely considering going back for my MBA with a concentration in IT. I hear that doesn't influence your income so much but it will open additional doors in my career."
Cheyenne Spencer
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am currently attending CTU-online and majoring in Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice. So far, I am pleased with my experience in the virtual campus. I definitely appreciate the flexibility and convenience of taking online courses. I really enjoy the live chats, I find them to be very informative and helpful. I also find that the instructors are very knowledgeable and I appreciate the fact that they incorporate their personal experiences within that particular career field that they are teaching us about. CTU's online campus provides a lot of great and useful resources. Instructors respond fairly quickly to emails and my student advisor checks up on me pretty often. One thing I really liked about CTU is the accelerated programs that they offer, meaning faster graduation. Also, they offer this new program called 'CTU FastTrack' which basically let's you drop classes in one week that you already have previous knowledge in, and still able to earn full credit. It is awesome because it not only cuts down on time but expenses as well. One thing that I have noticed is that it doesn't take much to excel in this school. The instructors grade fairly well, and basically if you make the effort to complete all assignments on time you will most likely receive good grades. The only bad thing I can think of is my experience with CTU's financial aid department. It took me about 3 months to set up my financial aid due to a lot of frustrating problems with communication and delivery. I must've had to resubmit important documents, including tax information, ssn card, etc. at least five different times because somehow it got lost in the mail, didn't reach the department, or one of the financial aid advisors gave me the wrong mailing address. So I am constantly calling them to see if they have received my documents. But even if they have received the documents, they take FOREVER to review them. One thing about the financial aid department is you have to constantly call them to check the status of your financial aid, if not there may be issues that need to be resolved and you will never know about it because the communication is terrible with these guys and they'll never contact you about it. Other than the terrible financial aid department, my overall experience with CTU is satisfying."
evita chase
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2014
  • Degree: Business
"CTU has an excellent MBA program- the classes are streamlined and focused on career-minded working students. Sometimes it feels fast-paced, other times the classes seem to drag- but overall CTU is a great option for completing an MBA quickly and fitting your schedule"
Mecenday Holman
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2013
  • Degree: Business
"I love this school, teacher are great and the work makes you study."
Robert Burns
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2013
  • Degree: Entrepreneurship
"My experience with completing my MBA-Entrepreneurship at Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs has been one of my most enjoyable experiences in my college career. Being on active duty in the US Army, it can be difficult finding the right school that fits your needs, goals and desires and CTU's program is extremely convenient yet challenging. The students, faculty and staff are extremely helpful and supportive of one another which leads to an atmosphere of family. The hybrid structure of the classes can be tough sometimes, having to post to the forum either before or after the on ground class, yet I have found that is you keep a calendar it becomes simpler. Overall my experience at CTU has been a pleasure."
Sinan Hamad
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2013
  • Degree: Business
"CTU is an outstanding school in terms of academic proffeceincy of teachers and accessibility of staff, I would recommend it for people desiring to further their education. The only disadvantage to the academic work in some of the classes; is that some require working in teams which would dilute the the commitment of individuals."
Bill McNally
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2013
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I believe that CTU offers excellent graduate studies programs. They offer the convenience of both on campus and online classes that allow for the most flexible schedules. Their live chat archive allows for the repeated access to all lectures allowing the student to clarify missed points in lectures. Their learning labs allow for the outstanding addition to the classroom, including tutorials and application specific training to make the most of the tools that are available. The only real downfall to the school is its social activities take a backseat to educational activities, so if you are looking for a school with an outstanding party reputation, this is not the school for you."
Donald Drury
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2013
  • Degree: Business
"I had a great time at CTU and would highly recomend this college to anyone looking for quality instruction. The staff was and still is top notch when comes to helping the students attain what they seek."
Guia Ellerby
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2013
  • Degree: Systems Engineering
"The pros are having ground campus classes, great choice of electives, class times are geared towards working students and helpful faculty. My only con was classes being cancelled due to lack of enrollment."
Violet Doran
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2013
  • Degree: Management
"Provide tools to adapt to changing operating environment"
Heather Thompson
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2013
  • Degree: Management
"Good program, however concern arises regarding the thoughts of students as money making entities instead of 'students.' I have had a good experience so far. There have been many administrative changes lately which has been frustrating, however, those faculty who remain have managed to really pull the program through."
Robert Touro
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2012
  • Degree: Business
"I am enrolled in a doctoral program leading to the Doctor of Management (DM) degree with an emphasis in Emerging Media. The program is ideal for working professionals and uses a high degree of technology enabling students and faculty to interact 7/24. The program requires a two week on-site residency for each of the three year program. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my experience thus far and would recommend it to anyone without hesitation. As with any advanced degree program, it is challenging and demanding, but not impossible if one commits themselve to their own success."
Mya Stoudemire
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I love my school and I think it has a lot to offer different individuals in there career field. I believe in Colorado Technical University because they believe in me."
Deborah Jackson
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2012
  • Degree: Business
"I love my school, they try to help you in every way possible. I have learned so much here in so little time, it's amazing what a college education can do for you."
Angela Mitchell
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2011
"I graduated from CTU Online in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. I found the experience to be OK, to be honest. I do feel the classes could have been a little more challenging but they were challenging enough. Before attending CTU, I did attend LSU and as able to transfer my credits to CTU, so that was less I had to pay in tuition and my degree has afforded me the opportunity to advance in my current position. I am now back about to start my Master's degree. I feel like, the degree will at least get me an interview, it's what you do once you get to the interview that's up to you. Also, before deciding to go back to CTU, I was able to use the degree to enter the MBA program at LSU but decided to go back to CTU Online because I found the classes at LSU were taking up too much time away from my family. With all that said, I do believe it's all in what you make of it. It will at least allow you to get your foot in the door but once you're in, it's up to you what you do with that opportunity."