Colorado Technical University Reviews
- Multiple Locations
- Annual Tuition: $11,960
90% of 63 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 63 students said they would recommend this school to others
Student & Graduate Reviews
- Reviewed: 8/10/2015
- Degree: Information Systems
- Graduation Year: 2008
"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."
- Reviewed: 11/21/2014
- Degree: Criminal Justice
- Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
- Reviewed: 6/29/2011
- Graduation Year: 2008
"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."