Colorado Technical University

Earn a technical trade on a more flexible schedule at CTU online or campus.

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Colorado Technical University

BACKGROUND
For some individuals learning is very hands on. Some people want careers that are technical based and require precise knowledge of engineering. Colorado Technical University is one such place where students can learn a specific craft or trade. The university caters to those wanting to learn specific knowledge that is directly transferable to a profession. The skills that CTU teaches are not analytical based, but more technical or logistical.

Colorado Technical University has five campuses across the country. Students at CTU learn by doing. Professors are all industry experts with many having 20-30 years of industry experience. The professors all know the current trade secrets to make a student a master of their craft.

Students can earn Academic Certificates as they complete a craft which is a great resume builder. Each CTU college has different academic programs, but most deal with engineering or information technology. Some programs offer more traditional programs such as business or criminal justice. Online classes are also available through CTU or through Stonecliffe College. CTU is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, but most credits will probably not transfer to a traditional university. If you are looking to master a craft take a look at Colorado Technical University.

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PRO
- Hands on approach to learning
- Experienced professors
- Small class sizes
- Many degree programs
- Classes available online
- Financial aid

CON
- No student life
- Not many campuses
- No information on degree programs
- Credits do not transfer

EXPENSE
- No indication of expense
- Financial aid available

DEGREE PROGRAMS
Being a specialized school, College Technical University only offers the following degrees:
- Business
- Engineering
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice
- Information Technology
- Health Care Management 
- Visual Communications

SCHOOLS
Colorado Technical University is available to anyone interested in taking online courses. For classroom-based learning, they have five campuses:
- CTU Colorado Springs
- CTU Denver
- CTU North Kansas City
- CTU Pueblo
- CTU Sioux City

STUDENT LIFE
You're not going to experience a traditional college lifestyle attending Colorado Technical University. The school is geared toward people who already have full-time jobs and need a faster way to earn a degree, and those looking to earn a speciality certification.

CONCLUSION
Colorado Technical University is a great place to get a head start on a technical career. The knowledge of the professors is simply amazing. You will definitely get a well rounded education at CTU. However, if you are not looking to learn a craft CTU might not be the best place to learn business or health care. Consider requesting more information from CTU before going ahead.

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DGHankins

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I love how Colorado Technical University, has their staff go online and post positive comments regarding their for-profit school. You can always tell bogus postings that staff members from the so-called schools have posted. It's always the student's fault regarding their bad experiences while attending these for-profit schools.

for-profit schools simply are looking for their next victim or student. Most for-profit schools needed care about the quality of instruction of the content of the instruction. Their focus is on profit margins and how much money that they can squeeze out of student after acquiring their federal student loans or eight.

Have you ever wondered why the choice and for for-profit schools always exceeds the maximum amount of federal financial aid. That's because their business model isn't about education it's about how much money federal financial aid will allow any given student in a calendar year to receive. Why is it that a California state University room board for Wes and books and fees is cheaper than Colorado Technical University,in the same given calendar year.

There is no way that you can convince me that some a for-profit school should cost three or four times that of a standard state University while providing a fraction of the services.

The last bit of information that students should really think about at the end of the day is this. If you go to a community college or standard state University or College and you decide to stop for whatever reason. 18 months later you decide that it's time to go back to school again can you pick up where you left off at. Public schools yes for profit schools no.

Second question that you should ask yourself. You start to go to school at Colorado Technical University suck the big one..and for whatever reason you are required to move to Northern California for a job. You walk into your local community college and bring a copy of your certified transcripts from Colorado Technical University, suck the big one...will they even consider assenting any of the credits... that question is easy to answer... absolutely positively no.



Please do not go to for-profit schools for traditional bachelors or Masters degree.

If you want to repair trucks six airplanes learned to cook built houses or even become an electrician for profit schools are definitely a good solution. You do not need to go to school for four years to become a baker or candlestick maker. But if you want to compete in the real world, let's say in a world of business... an MBA or a BA in business from a for-profit school is not the way to go. posted Aug 20th, 2013 2:14 am


DGHankins

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I love how Colorado Technical University, has their staff go online and post positive comments regarding their for-profit school. You can always tell bogus postings that staff members from the so-called schools have posted. It's always the student's fault regarding their bad experiences while attending these for-profit schools.

for-profit schools simply are looking for their next victim or student. Most for-profit schools needed care about the quality of instruction of the content of the instruction. Their focus is on profit margins and how much money that they can squeeze out of student after acquiring their federal student loans or eight.

Have you ever wondered why the choice and for for-profit schools always exceeds the maximum amount of federal financial aid. That's because their business model isn't about education it's about how much money federal financial aid will allow any given student in a calendar year to receive. Why is it that a California state University room board for Wes and books and fees is cheaper than Colorado Technical University,in the same given calendar year.

There is no way that you can convince me that some half fast posted Aug 20th, 2013 2:07 am


JakeDog

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For those who criticize CTU, all I can say is that those are the people who simply are not dedicated to going to a university and probably shouldn't be there in the first please.



First of all, I'm a recent graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. It takes a lot of hard work to earn a degree and a lot of time management. If your not dedicated, don't bother. It's accelerated and for those who are too lazy to keep uo, a traditional college may be more suited for you.



Second, the credits do transfer as I looked onto Boston University for my Masters Degree in Computer Science. With my hours picking up at work, I decided that an accelerated program would not be feasible to me at this time, so back to a traditional college.



Simply put, if your not dedicated and don't have the time to put into an accelerated program, ANY online university is not going to work for you. posted Feb 16th, 2012 7:36 pm


CTUAdvocate

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This is a scam school, otherwise known as a degree mill. Search CTU scam school and see what comes up.



STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL! posted Sep 2nd, 2011 1:00 pm


Truth Advocate

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FEDERAL INVESTIGATION



CEC - Career Education Corpoartion the company which owns CTU along with numerous private for-profit colleges is under Federal investigation. Students will suffer. Watch the Youtube video below.



These are schools owned by CEC:

IADT - International Academy of Design and Technology

AIU - American InterContinental University

Brown College

CTU - Colorado Technical University - CTU Online

Brooks Institute

Le Cordon Bleu

CCA - California Culinary Academy

Sanford-Brown College - Sanford-Brown Institute

Briarcliffe College - Briarcliffe Online

Missouri College

Collins College


posted Sep 2nd, 2011 12:56 pm


Joshua

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I went to this school its awesome. It is accredited and the credits do transfer. Yes it is part of the higher learning commission which means its regionally accredited. So is colorado state university and Arizona state university. Or university of Colorado. And over a thousand other schools. My supervisor applied to George washington university and was accepted and her credits will transfer from Colorado Technical University. However not every school will accept them. That being said its still a million times better than ITT tech which is nationally accredited and whose credits do not transfer. I transfered to uop for my masters in a campus because it is close to where I live. I plan on attending Portland State University and they said they would accept the credits so I don't know why people do not like the school. Every time I ever read any reviews on any college all I see is negative talk about it. If you don't want to get an education then please don't. Less competition for me when I apply for jobs :) posted Mar 17th, 2011 4:36 pm


Jane Doe

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Ok guys, I am currently enrolled at this school there are some positives and negatives to this institution….I love the atmosphere and professors, the staff is always ready to help you achieve your best while enrolled at their school. Its hard work however it’s not impossible to achieve your degree I feel this school is best suited for those looking to receive their degree but not to transfer to another institution, why? Well because they are NOT accredited. Yes it says they are by the Higher Learning Commission however they are NOT recognized by the US Department of Education!!! I am thankful for this school because it’s put a degree on my belt however I wanted to extend my degree and enter in the healthcare field…( Physician Assistance, Nursing) of course to achieve this you need a degree in biology which CTU does not provide. When I filled out an application at another institution they stated CTU was not an accredited school and would not be able to transfer any of my credits over (this was told to me by several Universities and community colleges)…For me it was a waste of $30,000 and as a single parent giving up numerous amount of time, dedicating my self to my school has done nothing for me in return. I’ve done a tremendous amount of research because I had to see for my self that this information was in fact true, and it is. If your older and you want to achieve your masters Great CTU is a good place, if you want your bachelors…great CTU is a good place (as long as you don’t need to attend another college) however if your getting your associates and want to go in to a field that requires you to attend a different University DO NOT ENROLL HERE!!! WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY! THEY WILL TELL YOU OVER AND OVER THEY ARE ACCREDITED BUT THEY ARE NOT ACCREDITED BY THE RIGHT ASSOCIATION THEY JUST HAVE PERMISSION TO TEACH AND PROVIDE DEGREES… wish I knew this earlier I’ve wasted 2 ½ years to now enroll somewhere else and start all over again..the upside to all of this? Well I’ll have 2 associates’ degrees (no pun intended) posted Dec 3rd, 2010 3:11 pm


Larry Powell

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The only people who dont like CTU have had issues with studying or finances. I love it, and it is very difficult, the intstructors do vary, bu tthat is what school is about. I have been to other so-called elite colleges, and they are the same as CTU. No problems, people get mad beacuse they are for profit, but for profit schools will drive the future universties of America, because the government can't afford to support the public colleges any longer. posted Sep 7th, 2010 4:01 pm


Chad

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Wow so many bad things to say about my experience at CTU. I realized after six months of attending CTU on-line that is a scam. These people should be ashamed of themselves for wasting tax payer money. I have found a newspaper article that anyone planning on attending any of these ridiculous on-line schools like CTU, ITT Tech, Westwood College or university of Phoenix, ECT... should read. It is titled In Hard Times Lured into Trade School and Debt. By: Peter S. Goodman. The New York Times, March 15, 2010. This article explains exactly what these types of phony schools are up to. http://finance.yahoo.com/college-education/article/109081/in-hard-times-lured-into-trade-school-and-debt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V122ICNS8_0

I found CTU On-Line to be a miserable experience. The on-line class environment is a joke. All the instructors do is read you a book over the internet. Listening to the instructors just read you a book over the Internet was intolerable and boring. The instructors would never answer any questions, saying that they had to finish reading the required material in these live chats ("class sessions"). The assignments that some of the instructors posted were stolen from other schools internet sites word for word. I found this out by googling the key words of assignments and found the exact same words for assignments on other schools web sites. The instructors say you can e-mail them for help "since you can’t ask questions during the live chats”, but good luck getting a timely response. Most live on-line chat sessions I attended at this "school" had very few participants; maybe three out of forty people participated on average. The chats are recorded but that's even more intolerable and boring than listening to the live sessions.



The instructors would have you grade and comment on other student’s papers. This was a joke because most of the papers sucked and I didn’t want to be the one to tell these people they had no clue what they were writing about. Most of the student responses would only be a few sentences like, nice work on your paper I found it interesting. This really was not helpful at all and a complete waste of time.



The instructor’s comments for grades were basically the same, consisting of only a few sentences that really didn’t help me learn anything at all or correct my mistakes or clear up any confusing material. Most of the time the instructors would use the cop out that you can find everything you need on the internet, what a joke.

They (CTU) have this thing called group assignments were you team up with others from all over the country to do assignments together. This never worked because of different schedules and time zones. I was the only one most of the time that would even try to get the group to work together. It never did go very well though.



The APA style writing they push on you was a joke too. Every instructor had different interpretations of what APA was and nobody I talked to or even myself ever had much luck writing "correct" APA format.



I was getting A's and helping other students out with programming concepts and Java code writing. If you attend this school you had better love sitting in front of the computer forever. The college algebra class came and myself and allot of other students were struggling and trying to find help, but there was none. I was spending 30 hours a week doing all these things and feeling like I was wasting my time and money.



I learned more about computers from my own studies than the classes provided. Most students in my classes were so lost that I spent most of my time trying to help them make sense of the garbage the school was presenting.

I really think that you should choose a school carefully and ones that advertise on the TV or radio usually aren't very good. I got out after $9000.00 in total charges after like six months and six worthless classes. I would have been better off investing that money in any other way rather than trying CTU.



The admissions people are quite the sales talkers. They called me constantly for two weeks straight to get me to pay the $50 application fee and start my FASFA papers so they could get paid as soon as possible. What a joke that school will pass anyone through the courses so they can collect the easy money their stealing from government loans.



I think people should attend a class room based school with hands on training. That's really the only realistic way to go. Who wants a bunch of Internet trained cops, engineers or doctors working with them, I know I wouldn’t. I would advise you to ask the HR department of a place you would like to work were they have their employees trained and go to those classes. I have taken company sponsored classes that got me certificates that increased my pay and value to the companies I was working for. Hope this helps and good luck in your search for a school



I believe this school will accept anyone for their programs just to collect the easy money from the government loans they are stealing from. The fifty dollar application fee is just feel good tactic. Anyone who applies to this school will be accepted. Seriously DONT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL, YOU WILL JUST END UP IN BIG TIME DEBT WITH NO SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS. Now I’m so mad because I was a MORON for believing this "school" was going to improve my education and job options.

DONT GET SUCKERED IN LIKE I DID, I KNOW I WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF INVESTING THAT MONEY IN ANY OTHER WAY. My E-mail is and if you want more explanation of what I experienced I would be happy to save you from the worst (AND MOST COSTLY) decision of your life, attending Colorado Technical University On-line.



The grade I would give CTU on-line is 50% or an F.



These are my responses I put together that I have sent to others answering their questions about CTU on-line. I am glad to advise you what I experienced at CTU and hope it helps you make a wise decision. In my years of working towards advancement in my careers I have found that state, government and corporate certifications are the most rewarding classes to take. I have taken classes for certifications in bridge inspecting, construction materials testing and auto repair. All of these types of training experiences where the most rewarding and the most beneficial in the short run. I would suggest again that you consider calling a company human resources representative that you would like to work for and ask them where they send their employees for training. Generally these types of certifications are grounded in real world job use full information and training that results in immediate raises and job security.



Hope this helps you to make a good decision and best of luck to you.



So believe me this school isn’t worth the money and that’s why I answer all inquires sent to me about CTU. I do this because I truly believe I am helping people make a well informed decision. I am happy to answer any questions anyone may have my email is

posted Jul 29th, 2010 1:14 pm


Bobbie.Stepney

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posted Aug 21st, 2009 10:31 am


Sarah82

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I goto the denver branch of Colorado Technical University - love the curriculum and can't beat the price. posted Jun 20th, 2009 11:20 am



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