Colorado Technical University

Review Averages: 6.0 out of 10 (113 reviews)
Ranking: #56

Colorado Technical University features campus-based and online degree programs in business, engineering, health, management, and technology. Degrees are available at every level from associate’s through doctoral, and CTU also offers diplomas in medical assisting and practical nursing. Hybrid (online plus on-campus) learning is available in Colorado, Missouri, and South Dakota.

Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC), The Higher Learning Commission
Non-Profit: Yes
Country: USA

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Hard work will pay off here and the accreditation will enable you to go to any grad school
B.S. - Information Technology - September 17, 2017
I completed my B.S. in Information Technology here. The flexibility of the schedule enabled me to work full-time as a software developer while earning my degree through courses taken remotely at nights. After completing my degree here I went on and received my M.S. in Systems Engineering/Computer Science from Loyola Marymount. Today I am the Director of Engineering for a company which I love working for. I will always to be a major proponent of schools like CTU that enable students who need flexibility in their schedule to have a place to learn. With all of this said, I believe the students who tend to be most successful at CTU are no different from the students who are successful at any other school. Please be prepared to work very hard and don't expect any hand-holding. If you can do these two things you'll do great anywhere. If you can complete your coursework at CTU with 3.6 GPA or above your life is going to great. Best of luck to anyone reading this.

Great Experience but you need to be proactive
B.S. Information Technology Security - August 15, 2017
read a lot of the negative reviews before I started but one of the best ones was the person who said you have to be very proactive so I followed that advice. I graduated with my cyber-security degree bachelor's in 11 months I took advantage of the Fast Trax and the prior learning and I have maintained a 4.0. I graduate in 5 and 1/2 weeks then I start my masters in cybersecurity of which I plan to do the same thing and start the doctoral advantage after 3 courses. Many people complain that they don't understand the accounting it's pretty simple $325 a credit and every 3 months $125 technology fee. For all the prior learning assessment narrative that I submitted that I gained course credit for I wasn't charged a dime. And they have already given me credit for $2,000 grant for my Master's for lifelong learning. I will say my student advisor was useless but I managed to after many emails to multiple departments till I drove them crazy LOL found two amazing advisor in the prior learning Department. I did have a problem with my funds because I did a course overload of which was approved but through my whole account into a weird balance but they fixed it quickly. If you need to drop a course and trust me I dropped and added courses every term you just need to know you need to do it within one week of the term starting I believe, after that time they tell you in the documentation that they send you what's the criteria is so you just need to be proactive and smart. Prior to making my decision to attend CTU I had read a lot of negative reviews on consumer affairs and here.. in fact I sent a very strongly worded email to about five or six people and the admissions director called me and we spoke about the negative reviews and I told them that I do understand that out of every person they work with the chances of getting a negative review are much higher than somebody writing a positive review. People who are happy usually don't take the time to write something up people who are pissed off do. So I told him I understood that but I wanted some assurances and then I told him that they need to have a moderator on all these type of sites to address the issues and concerns of the negative reviewers to help those who had a bad experience and they have since done that. My initial estimation of my bachelor's with 60k but I managed to do it with only 15 so don't be helpless don't complain don't expect somebody to hold your hand through it this is a college for adults who have been in the business world and you know how to get stuff done. If you haven't been in the business world and don't know how to be proactive and don't understand that even though you're in college you're not going to get your handheld if you want that you should go to a brick-and-mortar school.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
B.S. - Information Technology - June 24, 2017
I have 11 classes left to finish my bachelors in information technology for networking. I have enjoyed every bit of the classes and the wealth of information the professors are able to contribute. I was hesitant going back to school, especially online but it has been great. I am able to go at my own pace which is great. To anyone asking themselves if they should pick Colorado Technical University, I say do so and you will be glad that you did.

Great online learning experience!
Associate of Science in Business Administration - June 9, 2017
The CTU online degree program is the best online learning program I have found. The instructors are incredibly helpful and responsive. I learned a lot that I have been able to use at work and have already received a promotion.

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Business Administration - May 26, 2017
So I made a huge mistake with choosing this school, WOW!! First off it's way to expensive for such a poor education, the technology is adequate at best. the Intelipath is a joke, you can go over as many times as you want to better the grade so what do you learn, that you can just redo life, or redo mistakes at work, NO that's not real. The financial aid department is a total joke, everytime you call whomever answers tells you something completely different than before. I've even had one or two say "well I don't know why they told you that because that's not true" I've had my money stole from me, been lied to, and received little to no education. And for those who write in the reviews about the other people who write bad reviews that we just need our hands held, well let me tell you I'm far from needing my hand held. I was returning to school to complete my masters degree while working and what I failed to do is research, If I would have actually read a few of these reviews before I committed it would have saved me the trouble and headache of CTU. If you want some good advice perspective students, LOOK INTO ASPEN UNIVERSITY, IT'S A GREAT SCHOOL, VERY AFFORDABLE, AND THE STUDENT REVIEWS ARE EXCELLENT!!!!

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
CTU Online - Second time online learning experience
BSBA - May 24, 2017
I'm only in my second semester, but as a learner who has struggled with online platforms in the past, I am finding Colorado Technical University Online to be a blessing to me and my pace. I love the one on one with the professors, the camaraderie and connections with peers and the patience achieved through the online platform. I have 13 Fast Track courses that will allow me to graduate early as long as I pass them and my success coach gives me peace of mind in keeping me up to date and making sure I am comfortable with the process. I highly recommend CTU for advanced learning!!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Have nothing but good things to say!!!
B.S. - Information Technology - January 31, 2017
I tried to attend Full Sail University first but was denied over a felony conviction. My ex fiance graduated from CTU so I thought I would try CTU as I familiar with them and have seen a graduate degree first hand. Enrollment was super easy and very straight forward. I passed 5 fast track exams, which saved me 5 1/2 weeks per passed exam, and also saved me $350.00 per credit hour per class. 22.5 credit hours to be exact. Although I was not using VA benefits from previous service duty, they still gave me a 5% military discount off of my total tuition. My teachers have all been polite and help me pretty quickly when needing help or have questions regarding specific tasks and assignments. My financial adviser (April Frazier) has been nothing short of awesome and helpful. The financial aid department does seem to be a little short when talking to them and getting answers, but the site does indeed have a financial aid and accounts tabs where you can directly see whats being billed and when it is being billed. This seems to be updated in real time and seems not to use batch processing. The library and their staff have been awesome, and the Net Tutor for IT students is incredible for help with projects, and they will even review your papers before you turn them in to make sure your covering what needs to be covered for the assignment. This school has gave me every tool I need to succeed. I have seen some really nasty reviews on CTU and I am confident in saying, the people that are complaining probably signed papers with out reading and understanding what they are signing, expected an outrageous amount of stipend loans, did not give the effort in class or assignments, or didn't attend class and then wonder why they got kicked out and owe a balance. I really can not speak on anyone else's behalf but myself have had ZERO problems from CTU Schools, Instructors, Administrators, or Counselors. I would recommend CTU to anyone who is serious about getting a higher education. As far as the bills I see people talking about could be usual, if the student is no longer registered when student loans are requested by the school. There for any accumulated balance can not be paid by student loans, because you are no longer an attending student, there for they can not legally collect loans on your behalf. Thats probably why there is an out standing balance due, and why your getting calls from collectors trying to collect a debt for your actions or lack of.

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
ghhagd - October 8, 2016

CTU is a great college
Business Administration - July 3, 2016
Colorado Technical University is one of the best educational institutes for business administration courses and health care management. I have attended the online campus since 2008 and earned my ASBA - General after falling ill and taking some time off I finally graduated with a 3.93 GPA, Highest Honors and in my BSBA - Health Care Management I graduated with a 4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude. I worked harder at earning my degree than I have ever worked in my life. It was not easy since I lack real-world experience. I was challenged by my professors every step of the way. I had a few instructors that I changed due to conflicting personalities or issues with verbal understanding. For the most part my issues were always resolved within 72 hours of asking for help whether it was with a class problem, administrative issue or financial aid. As far as financial aid when I became ill, my husband left me, there was no one to let the staff know I would not be attending classes as I was in the emergency room dying and was not able to contact CTU. However, as soon as I was able they dropped my class and since it was past the deadline of dropping the class I only had to pay for one session not the entire class. I have read some of the comments on here about financial aid and yes because of my lack of understanding I had to pay some out-of-pocket expenses in my associate program but once I learned how financial aid works I never borrowed more than I need and if I do I make sure to keep some of that money to pay for extra tuition or supplies that I may need to finish my degree program. You can also use stipends to pay down your financial aid. I am currently attending CTU to earn my master degree MSHCM-Informatics and hopefully I will graduate with a 4.0 GPA. As with any college course it is necessary to do the research and work hard and follow rules and that is what it takes to keep a job or career in the real world. If you are not willing to put forth the effort you will not gain knowledge or rewards and will not benefit from any college experience. I am a late learner starting my degree shortly before my 48 birthday so it was hard going back to school especially college. I have had bad and good experiences with CTU but only because of my lack of knowledge and professionalism when starting. Since then I have learned that it takes teamwork to finish earning your degree, you have to put in 120% to get or earn a degree and keep up with the trends in any industry that you want to work. If they require a degree and the college of choice does not offer the curriculum it takes to get you where you want to go in your career then you should do research to find the college that best suits your needs and fulfills your desired outcome goals. College tuition at most colleges does not include books, at CTU it does and when I started CTU the tuition was around $225 per quarter hour now it is $325 for associate and bachelor degrees. It is now $585 for my master degree which is $28,080 for tuition and books I have not found a less expensive college yet. CTU offers online class rooms which is required to earn a degree you have to have attended some lectures and other colleges online do not offer that at all they send you a video and you have to email the instructor if you did not understand the lecture which waste valuable time. CTU has an interactive lecture where you can ask questions then and not wait for an answer. I find this a valuable tool for my learning experience since I am a visual learner. There are many valuable tools and resource at CTU that I could mention but all I am able to say is it is your choice and if you want to know more do the research it is your choice.

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Those crying foul want free money so, beware the lamentations.
BSBA - January 20, 2016
I graduated in 2010 with a BSBA concentration in Project Management. I was earning ~65k a year at the time as a service technician. I used the degree and my past experience (military 9 years) to secure a new position that I would not have been qualified for without my degree. My income increased 23%. Three years later I was fortunate to have another opportunity to move to a booming biotech and become the energy manager for the company. Again my degree was cited as a prerequisite and the degree I earned at CTU was accepted without any issue. My income increased again by 12.5%. My income has increased significantly since then. I am now enrolled in New York Institute of Technology in their Energy Management MS program. I was accepted into the Environmental Science & Engineering program at Harvard and determined that the cost was too high. They accepted my CTU degree as a proper prerequisite. The success or lack there of regarding those who are complaining or calling this college a scam is not on CTU. It rests squarely on the shoulders of those who are complaining. If you read their complaints closely you will see common indicators such as: "my professors didn't or wouldn't _________(insert excuse here), or I didn't complete because _________(insert excuse), or CTU promised me THEY would get me a job but THEY failed me (of course it has nothing to do with your interviewing skills, unwillingness to relocate, lack of experience in your field, etc.). Is CTU Ohio State or Notre Dame or Princeton or MIT? Uh, no and anyone who thinks that a CTU degree should have the weight of a large/super-well respected household institution is an idiot. Is the degree meaningful and will it meet the requirements of most HR departments? Absolutely. My advice to you who are reading is turn a deaf ear to the whiners or if you are one, stop whining. It's a you problem not a CTU problem. An objective look in the mirror will do wonders for your future.

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Oct. 26, 2010, 11:29 p.m.
-1 vote/
Although I did not actually attend this school, I still feel that admissions is an important step at any college.  Admissions advisors (and the like) are people that students somewhat count on for information about a college.  They can even be beneficial when a student is making a final decision about a school.

The ones are Colorado Technical University Online are HORRIBLE.

First of all, I'm assuming since all of the "admissions advisors" that called me have an Illinois number, they are actually working at a call center in the Illinois area -- far, far away from CTU.  I am also assuming they responded to a job advertisement for a sales rep in the local newspaper.  Do you think any of them actually have credentials to spew out educational advice?  Unlikely.

Boy, do they sweet talk you up front, trying to get you to enroll.  Their tactics remind me of a sweaty used car salesman.  Then, when you decide not to enroll, the whole attitude changes.  They don't have your best interest at heart, believe me.  

After I decided to cancel my enrollment, I got follow-up calls every day, wondering why I decided not to enroll.  The calls also consisted of an "admissions advisor" desperately trying to get me re-enrolled.

Out of all the folks I talked to, "Brandon" was the WORST.  He has the most obnoxious voice I've ever heard.  Think about the most annoying telemarketer you've ever encountered and multiply that experience by 10,000.  

If my admissions experience was this bad, I thank my lucky stars I didn't actually proceed into classes.

I found a private, non-profit school, which I am now attending.  WHAT A DIFFERENCE.
Nov. 4, 2010, 4:45 a.m.
+6 votes/
I graduated from CTU in May of 2009 and I have to say that while some credits transferred to Purdue University here in Indiana, I was absolutely 100% not pleased with CTU. The classes can only scratch the surface of topics since they are basically accelerated, accelerated classes. Even though I aced discrete mathematics and all others at CTU, I took them over at Purdue so I could actually master them instead of their idea of "learning." How can anyone seriously think they will learn anything meaningful in 5 weeks? No tests? really? They have real world applied assignments instead. That's call HOMEWORK you idiots. I had more 
"real world applied assignments" in two weeks than I did in my entire time at CTU. You will look like a damn fool at your job interview if it is a career of any substance and you come out of this dump. There was only one professor that gave a damn, and he taught Java programming. 
I got my Associate of Science in Information Technology and then ran as fast as I could to a real university finishing a real computer science degree with a minor in mathematics. CTU's IT/Software Engineering program is a joke. Anyone who says otherwise is probably doing a joke of a degree like business or trying to be Mr. CSI.
May 21, 2011, 8:33 p.m.
+3 votes/
I totally agree. i dont know how can anyone learn anything at CTU. I did the same thing I ran away I started my bachelor's at a real college, of course about 30% of the classes i took at CTU were not transferable.
Sept. 21, 2010, 6:13 p.m.
0 votes/
I thought you transferred to a college in Texas? And yes their are better schools than CTU & UoP. I just wish others were on the same page as me & you.
Sept. 21, 2010, 9:39 a.m.
0 votes/
Warning! I made the mistake of not asking to see the criminal justice degree program before I started. Colorado Technical University does not openly advertise its degree programs on its website like most other schools. I didn't know until I started that their associates in criminal justice program required 90 credit hours. You're taking the same amount of classes you would at any other school except it charges you for 4 credit hours for general ed classes and 6 credit hours for classes pertaining to your major (in comparison to 3 to 4 credit hours at other schools). $265 per credit hour (including books) sounded very reasonable until I found out how much I was really being charged. I was expecting to pay less than $17,000 for my associates, but instead, I was being charged just under $24,000. I quickly transferred to one of my local community colleges because I had already racked up $22,000 in student loan debt with University of Phoenix Axia College/Western International University. 

Granted, it'll only take 1 year to get an associates and 2.5 years to get a bachelors, but there are other schools out there that will just take a little more time and charge you a lot less. I still recommend CTU over UoP as far as quality of education. If you are okay with the $24,000, that's fine but I was not prepared. American Military/Public University charges $250 per credit hour (books are free) and most of their classes are worth 3-4 credits. It costs around $15-16,000 to get an associates from AMU, an over $8,000 difference between two schools with similar per credit hour rates.
Aug. 20, 2010, 9:16 p.m.
+6 votes/
I am a former employee of CTU and I would NEVER recommend this school to even my worst enemy. The system of the school is set up to only make money. It is a complete sales environment where the admissions advisors are required to enroll "x" number of students per month and are disciplined when they do not meet those numbers. Advisors are encouraged to call each number in the system 3 times a day to try and get ahold of the person who requested the information. Once the advisor gets the person on the phone, advisors are required to start interviewing the student immediately and try to enroll them THAT DAY. Do NOT give these people your money. Your money is simply used for the company to take trips every year (ie to Vegas) and to keep selling these fast paced courses and degrees which are not transferrable to other colleges and universities.

Please do yourself a favor and do not attend this school.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:13 a.m.
+1 vote/
Let me point out that it is up to you to do the research and find out if your program needs programmatic accreditation for licensure. I've seen a lot of people complain about the medical and billing coding program. Even not-for-profit schools don't have all of the programmatic accreditations out there. I believe that a school should warn you of this, but it is ultimately up to you to do the research.

I would be surprised if CTU or any other for-profit school got AACSB accreditation. AACSB really only awards accreditation to research schools and for-profit schools aren't going to spend money on research; they need to pay their stockholders. ACBSP is often awarded to schools that aren't large enough to be research institutions, for-profit or non-profit. 

I would also like to point out that CTU does offer tutoring.
Dec. 25, 2012, 6:19 a.m.
0 votes/
I am a current student at CTU pursuing BA in Industrial Organizational Psychology. First off let me tell you about a few other schools I attended before I got here. First was National University online because I lived in California then, horrible mistake there I took tests which were timed 30 minutes to answer 150 questions from a book that we barely read. Also they couldn't keep tabs on when you were to graduate from the program if you had to withdraw. Then the next school UOP what a ridiculous waste of my money. The admission advisor seemed like he was trained into getting me to sign over my Student Loan money for the school to keep for later classes, RED FLAG. I took my 3.75 GPA and transferred to CTU. I am very pleased with this school and I only had one problem which was the reposting of assignments, got clarification quickly about that issue and it was even in the hand book after I took the time to read it. This school is a great school I am going for Industrial Organizational Psychology as I said earlier but I am able to sit in on previously recorded classes and learn about other subjects. My books are provided for me online but I also have the option to download the books and keep them. CTU also has a network system online in which you can network with different Alumni and they also have online clubs that you can join. Not one of the other schools I have mentioned has these qualities. The only one could match up w/the books online is UOP but you will never see any signs of your student loan or grant money. I am really loving this school and if you feel like you have not learned enough from the actual class at CTU, go back and read the book it is still on the online bookshelf after you finish that course. All in all online schools are for people who can and feel comfortable working and learning by themselves. The instructors are only their to answer your questions as with any college and yes I have been to a traditional college as well. Traditional colleges teach you the first time through lecture and if you miss it and it was vital to the assignment then you will be lost unless you pair up with a tutor which will cost you. But at CTU they are free but its unlikely you will need one as long as you do the work. I know you are asking now does she have any credentials? But of course I do! And I am also on the Deans List at CTU. And if an institution is accredited you will find it here under Search Institutional Accreditation US Department of Education.
Nov. 11, 2012, 6:03 p.m.
-1 vote/
 You know....I have attended other colleges and the I attended CTU online. The funny thing is...I have a degree, as a matter of fact, I have a BSBA with a concentration in HRM from CTU; equally important, students that have attended so-called real college/universities are faced with the same problems that students of CTU are having...a not so good economy. What am I saying, I'm glad you asked, we both have  a degree that we may not be able to use, lol! So, if I have a so- called worthless degree from CTU, your real school degree is just as worthless, lol! Meanwhile, I will keep my so- called worthless degree on my resume, and I hope you real college attenders do not get offended if I am your boss, lol.
Nov. 7, 2012, 5:44 p.m.
0 votes/
CTU is here to disqualify all your efforts and give you a bad grade, take your money and make you pissed. I dont like this online virtual classroom. Its like a scene from the movie "Altered States" when William Hurt is put into the tank for long periods of time not a real classroom, A real class room is different and you may have to wipe off a few spitballs from some students at least face to face faculty doesnt go for the throat with an "F". Its truly hard to keep your equilibrium in an online goldfish bowl.
Nov. 1, 2012, 8:11 p.m.
0 votes/
This is really a piece of crap. Go somewhere, they don't value your personnel rights or issues, the professors are not very good either. They don't have real academic experiences most of them unable to answer your questions. I took 4 courses and runaway from it. 
Sept. 27, 2012, 11:55 p.m.
+1 vote/
Okay, so I had a serious love for this school. I felt proud of my accomplishments, felt like I was working towards a goal, and felt like I was in control of my life... for once. I pushed and pushed and pushed to get my degree. I worked crazy hours to schedule around classes, slept in my car for most of the day, just to make it to class, because I lived so far away from school, and spent every hour away from work, doing homework. I had classes I loved, and classes that I definitaly felt were worthless. Oftentimes, I endded up buying books that I never used, and no one would buy back. These were all books, by the way, that they were more than pleased to get me a loan to afford. As years past, I had problems with online teachers who didn't know how to use excel, so ultimately failed most of the students in this class, because they didn't add up class points correctly. These problems were easily proved and fixed by the dean, so that's not a worry of mine. If you genuniely deserved the grade, someone is there to help you. My problem is, after the third year of attending part time, I was stuck with 3 books that online classes automatically sent me, and then they wouldn't allow me to return, because it was "too old." I took countless online classes that were nothing but signing in online, and then rambling on, in an online post, about someone else's post. I learned that a book in these classes is not needed at all! By year 4.9; four classes from my bachelors degree, they were pleased to inform me that I ran out of loan money and now I owed them 10,000 dollars in order to finish my degree! First of all, I wasn't ever made aware that there was a cap to school loans, in fact, they never once had any kind of financial meeting with me. I was pretty much kept in the dark about the cost and the overall impact these loans would have on me. When I asked to be placed on LOA, in order to find scholarships and other grants, they then informed me that the degree I was pursuing was no longer offered, and that if I left now, I would not be allowed to return. That said... I got hosed. It was a dream at first, and then I felt like I was wringed clean and left out to dry!@!!
Sept. 14, 2012, 5:17 p.m.
0 votes/
Does the actual degree say online on the diploma?  Just out of curiosity.
July 21, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
-2 votes/
If you look at any online school, you will find people that was enrolled in that school not like it and have something negative about it.  I personally like CTU and will get my masters degree from this school.  Have there been times that I have been upset, yes but it was because I did not under stand something.  This is a very good school, and for those that didn't like this school because of an experience that you had, is it because you did not properly understand something.  For the employee that is dogging out the school, what is the real reason why you are leaving?  I gave them my credit card and told them to take the fee out on a particular day and the day we set was the day they processed the my card.  This school is a good school. I have been to 3 online schools one of which I graduated from, by far this is one of the best schools.  I researched this school before I attended, I checked accreditation and discovered it is accredited.  So anyone that is wanting to attended CTU check them out before rush to judgement about CTU.
June 12, 2012, 5:53 p.m.
+3 votes/
I went to CTU from 2007 to 2009 and received my AS in Criminal Justice.  There really isn't a lot that can be done with this degree unless you continue going to CTU for the BS in CJ.  I did very well in all my classes.  I enjoy writing papers, and most all the coursework at CTU consists of writing papers.  On average for 3 classes in one term, I would write about 6 various sized papers.  This wasn't a problem for me.  I did everything that was asked of me, and I completed every assignment with good grades.  I decided I wanted to change to a completely different field. I chose to go to a local community college, Black River Technical College.  They accepted 5 of my classes (roughly 20 hours) transferred from CTU.  My goal is to go into nursing.  My plan: get my AA from BRTC and transfer to Arkansas State University for my Bachelors in Nursing. I graduated from BRTC with a 4.0 and nearly every class from BRTC transferred to ASU, but NOT ONE of my CTU classes transferred to ASU.  Awesome.  Luckily, the only courses that would've worked for my BSN at ASU were Psychology, English 1, and Sociology.  I clepped out of the English, and I hope to CLEP out of Sociology and Psychology.  So with all of that said, CTU did me absolutely no good.  Arkansas State University all but laughed at me when they got my CTU transcript.  CTU was a complete waste of thousands of dollars and 2 years of my hard work.  Kudos to those who were able to do something with their CTU degree, but I don't believe you are in the majority.  
May 14, 2012, 8:31 p.m.
+3 votes/
I started classes at CTU for my AS in Billing and coding. I finished with my ASBC and had not learned enough to take the test. CTU said "sorry we don't offer any more classes for BC. I am stck with payments for something I don't know enough about.
April 25, 2012, 11:14 p.m.
-2 votes/
     I am a CTU Alumni and very proud of it.  It may not be an Ivy League School, but it provokes hard work from its students and allows for self actualization.  I earned my AS in General Studies and now I am pursuing my BS in Criminal Justice.  Attending CTU requires hard work and committment, and every graduate should feel proud of their accomplishment(s).
March 31, 2012, 12:20 a.m.
-1 vote/
 I graduated from CTU last year, and will complete an MBA next March from CTU. Colorado Technical University is just as good any brink and mortar, regionally accredited institution. Yes, the classes are accelerated, but if you apply yourself you can do it. CTU is not for everyone, but neither is the traditional brick and mortar environment. There is a need and a market for adult education; CTU meets that need. Having a degree from CTU does not mean you can not find meaningful employment, just like having a degree from Harvard does not guarantee that you will. Employers look at more than your academic credentials. If anyone is under the impression that their degree is all they are or who they are, then they are really out of touch with the job market and themselves.
March 5, 2012, 9 p.m.
+3 votes/
I am a summa cum laude graduate of CTU online.  I also have an accounting degree from Indiana University (brick and mortar).  The quality of instructor was absolutely unacceptable.  In fact in three different courses the instructor attended the first class and never during the duration of the class appeared again.  Never!! Assignments were completed, submitted and finally in the last week of the course graded.  Many of my classmates, myself included, filed formal complaints with CTU to no avail - or reduction in tuition - or an offer to take the class with an instructor that might hopefully show up!  CTU cares about one thing - shoving the student thru the program and getting their money.  In yet another instance the instructor ceased to teach a class in diversity when we asked for information that related to workplace diversity for other than African Americans.  The instructor would simply sign in to the classroom, give the assignment submission deadline and sign out of the classroom.  Again our complaints to CTU fell on deaf ears.  Both complaints were escalated to the level of Wallace Pond - CEO of CTU at the time - with absolutely no response from CTU.  I would assess that 20% of my instructors were very knowledgeable in their field and excellent in terms of their ability to communicate and respond effectively.  I agree with other posts that the quality of education at CTU received is largely dependent on the effort put into it but unfortunately I think I paid and for a quality education and received a second rate correspondence school degree.  By the way, I am very gainfully employed thanks in large part to my degree from Indiana University.  
Feb. 27, 2012, 7:44 p.m.
-2 votes/
I am currently a student at CTU online and have had a very awesome learning experience working on my Associate's Degree in Medical Billing and Coding no problems whatsoever and would recommend it to my family and friends! I will graduate in August 2012 and looking forward to starting my new career!
Jan. 31, 2012, 5:28 p.m.
+1 vote/
GI Bill Recipients Must Read This!!!!

Recently was way my husband's schedule looks on paper makes it look like he is not enrolled full time. Being a recipient of the GI BIll, this means we do not get our housing allowance. Be advised that they President in Colorado Springs has been notified and NO action has been taken. The school simply does not care about veterans! His paperwork has never been filled correctly since he enrolled in Sept of 2010. Might I add that my husband is the president of the student senate at his campus? This school is a horrible waste of money. My husband has been taught more than one thing that was incorrect and almost every test has been filled with errors. He is charged lab fees for labs he never sees. The teachers are unprofessional, rude, and merely read Power Points. They spend time discussing the school's 'bullying policy' instead of teaching, but send emails bullying students. I will tell everyone I know to stay away from this school! 
Jan. 16, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
+2 votes/
These people called me endlessly, refusing to stop.  They called day and night and just would not quit no matter what I tried.  I spent hours trying to find some way to stop them to no avail.
Dec. 2, 2011, 12:58 a.m.
-2 votes/
In regards to all the "CTU is bad" comments, well, what do you expect. A professional degree is not cheap, and honestly with a degree you will make enough money in a few years to pay off debts accrued by schooling. I personally believe that some people just dont like the environment. That said, Boo Hoo, get over it. Its a changing world and its up to YOU to choose whether to learn or not. I didnt come to CTU to be coddled like a baby and have all the answers handed to me, NO, I came to this school thirsty for knowledge. And you know what? theyve given it to me. In my first course alone, I have alone I have already bettered myself in how I write and present myself as an individual and a college level professional. This school is fantastic even with its few flaws. And if the first part of my comment strikes up the thought "but my field of work doesnt earn me that much money" then youre an idiot and you chose the wrong degree. I dont want to sound so harsh or mean, but come on. This isnt high school anymore, and no ones here to hold you by the hand and say everythings gong to be ok. No, you signed up for what you thought was gonna be a cake walk to get paid lots of money for in the end. All in all, FANTASTIC school. Some instructors are a bit lazy, but its all done online, and when im at a computer I dont expect to do a lot of heavy lifting. Yes I have had to put a few restless nights behind me to get keep my grades up, but research and effort have already given me knowledge I didnt have. To anyone out there looking for a good school that will actually teach you how to be an aware and seeking individual this is it. 
Feb. 16, 2012, 7 p.m.
0 votes/
 "In my first course alone, I have alone I have already bettered myself in how I write and present myself as an individual and a college level professional."

I think this sentence is an oxymoron.....or maybe you just typed alone I have one too many times. You sure demonstrate bettering writing. :)
Nov. 29, 2011, 5:11 a.m.
+2 votes/
I finished my Bachelors of Business Administration (Concentration Management) from CTU in 2009. After I got my degree in the mail, I looked at it and started to think about what I learned to have achieved this degree.. the answer was absolutely nothing. This is when I became very concerned with my future and the prospects of getting a decent job. That's when I decided to scrap  my plan for pursuing my MBA at CTU and go to an actual AACSB accredited university. I wrote my GMAT, gave good references, sent the CTU transcripts and was accepted into two universities, University of Colorado and Florida International University. I decided to go to Florida International University- and here I am today, with a AACSB accredited Masters Degree and bunch of job offers!!!! 

I would recommend anyone who has completed their Bachelors degree from CTU, not to pursue the Masters degree. I would advise you to apply to an actual accredited university such as University of Colorado and Florida International University (both of which have accredited online MBA programs) for less money than what you would pay at CTU for their cheap masters program. Additionally, after 18 months working at an "actual MBA degree" you will feel much more intelligent (and re-call information instantly because you actually learn and do exams) and top of the world!
Nov. 24, 2011, 2:11 a.m.
+3 votes/
I work at CTU and must say that they care about nothing else except enrollments enrollments and enrollments. The DOA's (director of admissions) are hardly educated and much less in the field of education. They mostly are of sales backgrounds and with good reason: CTU only wants profit! Its amazing that a place like this even has a regional accreditation, because if the Higher learning commission were to look at the predatory practices of how they lure students in, they would revoke that regional accreditation in a jiffy. Go to Phoenix if you're looking for better quality of online education. 
Sept. 21, 2011, 4:07 a.m.
-1 vote/
CTU is very challenging. I'm a current student at CTUO and will receive my BSBA degree in December of 2011. All, yes all of my associate degree credits transferred from Oakland City University. The courses are challenging and go by pretty quickly. My only problem with the courses I've took is that I've spent more time looking for online references then actually reading the books. 

I spoke to them about attending graduate school there, but I've decided to go back to the traditional university setting. I like interacting with people better than emil and IMing people. I applied to Boston University, and ALL OF MY CREDITS will transfer to their Masters of Computer Science program.

My point is that those saying that the credits won't transfer...yes they will. They're old credits from previous universities don't transfer...they should, and for those idiots saying that CTU's degrees are worthless, they're full of it. Oh yeah, my domestic partner is also a graduate student from CTU and currently earning a 6 figure income as a Senior Unix those who bad mouth the university  can go suck it.
Jan. 31, 2012, 5:32 p.m.
+1 vote/
Well I can tell by your final comment of "go suck it" that you are a truly professional person. Maybe that is why you were so happy with the wonderful staff at this school?
Aug. 26, 2011, 1:06 p.m.
+2 votes/
Don't do it. Go elsewhere. I am a former student of the Kansas city campus. The degree is no different from me drawing you one with crayons and construction paper. 
Aug. 11, 2011, 2:23 a.m.
-4 votes/
I was going to CTU for about a year now and I love it. I looked at many different colleges and they were the best one.I use to attended South University of Georgia and they were so expense. CTU I pay $265 per credit hour and with South University I paid $372 per credit hour.The two schools are offering the same thing. CTU is much more organized and advance then South University of Georgia. 
July 25, 2011, 9:54 p.m.
+6 votes/
     I will give you view of CTUO from the inside.  I was a professor there for 6 years.  I am currently a professor at an old Catholic university.  When I began teaching at CTUO, most of my colleagues were from traditional university backgrounds and most of us also taught at least part-time at traditional universities.  Over the years, I watched as more and more staff and facutly positions were filled with CTUO graduates.  Now why do you think an organization would do that?  To boost the employment percentages of their graduates?  To create a controlled environment that favors corporate practices?  Who knows?  Worse yet, these poorly educated products of CTUO were made Quality Assurance supervisors.  We were then faced with being micro-managed by barely competant CTUO cheerleaders who spied on us and pushed us to practice good "customer service".  (Remember, you are customers first and students second at a for-profit school.)  Can you imagine why the Career Education Corporation would allow graduates of their sub-standard institutions manage professors with doctoral degrees from traditional institutions?  In what world does that make sense?  Many, if not all of the QA's are also instructors at CTUO.  The last straw for me came when I was sitting through a pep-rally, er, faculty meeting, while I listened to my Ebonics-speaking Quality Assurance supervisor explain how she was going to score us on our performance.  All the while, she was saying things like, "Now what I had did...", "What she had make...", "What we had did was..", etc.  The few of us that were still left with traditional educational backgrounds went mental.  Guess what else?  This woman is an English instructor at CTUO. Yep, there's your quality education. 
June 16, 2011, 6:17 p.m.
-3 votes/
Lots of misinformation here. Here are the facts about CTU:
Founded in 1965.
Regional accreditation: yes, since 1980.
Brick and mortar campus: yes.
This is a real school, not super prestigious, but perfectly legit. You can do better and you can do worse.
June 7, 2011, 3:47 a.m.
-2 votes/
Really?? No educational value?? While there are no "tests" to check the you have done your assigned reading, why on earth would you pay for an education and not get every bit out of it possible? I have gone through almost the entire Bs-IT program and oddly enough, now can have discussions regarding the IT field with six figure salary professionals. After taking the math courses I was programming interpolation curves with a consultant. Much as with life, and any other college, your education at CTU is what YOU make of it. Don't blame a good school because you are still an idiot.
June 6, 2011, 6:53 p.m.
+5 votes/
If anyone has any info on how to file a suit against these con artists please contact me.
April 1, 2011, 6:44 p.m.
+3 votes/
Save yourself a major headache and a ton of money.  The administration does not play by the rules -- even Title IV Fund federal regulations.  That is a crying shame, because the faculty are excellent and I have enjoyed every class maintaining a 4.0 grade point average in my graduate program for a year and one-half.  If you are having problems with the administration at the college -- in particular the financial aid office -- and your receipt of Title IV credit balances (stipends), email me at  I am in communication with the U.S. Department of Education Denver Regional Office and now the Inspector Generals' Office in Kansas City.
March 10, 2011, 2:05 p.m.
+3 votes/
Colorado Tech is such a scam! I never went myself but considered going. All I did was ask for some information and they called ALL the time, even Sundays around 6pm!!!!!! It turned me off so badly, and the calls just kept coming I eventually had to block the number. My husband has been attending the school which was the only reason why I considered it until I was looking at the work he was doing, which was a complete waste of a grown mans time. A fifth grader could have completed the assignments. Then he decided to stop going to the school after completing a class and starting two others. In the military we are allowed too drop a course around a week or so after it started, he did this and owes colorado 2 thousand for just TWO classes. I'm so glad i did my research before attending such a money hungry "college"
Feb. 10, 2011, 10:42 p.m.
0 votes/
I went to CTU for about three years part-time and got an Associate's degree. I found the course work to be challenging in most of the classes and feel I got an overall good education. The people in the Admissions department acted just like any other Admissions personnel at any other school; in my book anyway. My problem with the degree I received is I am not getting any phone calls for any jobs in the field I pursued. I did get a call after graduation about pursuing further education, but it was only once and never again. So, I do not really believe most of the people on here. 
Feb. 1, 2011, 8:40 a.m.
+2 votes/
It was a huge mistake to go to COlorado Teh Online. I did get a good education and I gratuated with highest honors, no thanks to CTU. They will no listen to your complaints, less than 6% of attendees ever graduate. many of their courses are no transferable or courses neccesary to tranfer to a 4 year college are not included in the ciriculum. The support is horrible. If you want an education there, you can get it but you are almost completely on your own. They can't keep your records straight. Many of the teachers are very good, but some of them aren't qualified to be much more than a cashier at walmart. I could teach some of those clases myself better than some of my instructors. Their turn key process allows them to merely read a script from Pearson Education without having to know what they are teaching well. Many of the teachers don't know much about the subject they are teaching, and many of them don't know how to use a computer and a microphone a well as some of the bigggest idiots in online chat. I did have some great teachers, but don't expect support from the administration. And ever since I recived my AS in Accounting last year I have been what I consider harrassed with dozens of phone calls from telemarketers working at home telling me that they were the director of addmissions or some crap like that.They will annoy you constanly to complete your Bachelors degree with their substandard overpirced programs.Do yourself a favor, do your homework and go to a real college, some great colleges even have online courses that will be far less expensive and more responsive to students than CTU.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:01 a.m.
+1 vote/
With all of that being said, I decided to transfer 2/3 into the program. I figured I was racking up too much in student loans when I can just take out grants to go to a local community college. The community colleges in my area will accept all credits from any regionally accredited school, so transferring was not an issue. My concern was that 4 year universities might be more discriminatory, and since they have transfer agreements with the community colleges, I would just finish my degree at one of those. I will also not have the stigma of having a for-profit school on my degree. Either employers will see a school like University of Phoenix or Devry on your resume and immediately recognize those as terrible schools (which they are) or they'll see a lesser known school, like CTU, and think it might just be a regular school in Colorado. But some employers might actually look up the school and dismiss it as just another online diploma mill. If I go to University of Texas, Texas A&M, or University of Houston online; my degree won't say "online" and employers will just see that I went to a well-known, traditional school.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:01 a.m.
+3 votes/
I will say, though, the open admissions concept is wasting taxpayer dollars. Most of my classmates could not write on the 5th grade level. Instructors often canceled group projects because most of the students wouldn't participate. I pray that these students do not come out of CTU with a degree. The last thing we need are more incompetent people in the workforce. Mentally challenged people or those with learning disabilities can get into these for-profit schools. They are more likely to fail/dropout and default on their student loans.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9 a.m.
-2 votes/
I would recommend CTU over University of Phoenix or Western International University (both owned by Apollo Group) any day. As far as for-profit schools go, I would say that CTU isn't that bad. I actually learned there while I managed to learn absolutely nothing at WIU/UoP Axia College. You get to listen to lectures and your assignments are actually conducive to learning the subject at hand. I did have one instructor, though, who could not speak proper English and I had another who wrongly took off points for using incorrect APA formatting. I had to prove to her she was in the wrong. The grading was sometimes inconsistent. Sometimes I would rush on an assignment and receive a good grade and sometimes I would put a lot of effort into an assignment and receive a poor grade. I had to challenge grades a few times and succeeded most of the time. The admissions process was painless unlike the community colleges in my city which take forever and lose paperwork. CTU wasn't nearly as pushy as UoP or Kaplan when I inquired. It was always easy to contact someone and receive a response quickly. My academic advisers and instructors were always caring unlike at UoP. CTU is much cheaper than most other for-profit colleges and you don't have to pay for books. I just don't like the learning style of most for-profit colleges. I prefer test taking over writing long research papers every week. I have found that I learn more when I actually have to read the textbook and I'm tested on all of the aspects of a subject over writing a long paper on one, specific subject. In the 5-week courses, we hardly had time to cover most of the book. We were only able to touch the surface of laws, law enforcement procedures, and the structure of government; those are extremely important things to learn in criminal justice. I felt like I was being graded on my ability to write papers instead of what I learned about the subject.
Aug. 9, 2010, 7:24 p.m.
+4 votes/

. The admissions rep. also called me and told me, that you can always drop the courses after the drop add period. I told him, that I am just research colleges online, I am not sure that CTU is going to be school, that I will attend this fall. The admission rep, used strong arm tactics as if he was a used car salesman, whom need to reach his monthly quota. (Then the plot became more thick and I made my decision not to enrolled b/c all of the pressures, and my gut feeling of whether this is a legit online school. )My vision became quite CLEAR, THAT SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY NOT RIGHT ABOUT THIS SCHOOL.... SINCE I DID NOT GO THROUGH WITH THE ORIENTATION

Aug. 5, 2010, 1:34 p.m.
+3 votes/
CTU is a scam. I am an instructor there but have gotten to the point that I don't tell others that I work there. I need the money. The school is a joke. The courses are unorganized and cover very little material. Currently, I have two students in my class, I can tell from their emails they are mentally challenged yet someone - an "advisor" - enrolled them at CTU. Don't waste your money at CTU, you can go to a local college for less. Recruiters will not look at a "degree" from CTU if that is all you have to show to them.
June 7, 2010, 10:58 p.m.
+1 vote/
@ @G, I gave them my phone number, e-mail, and name so I could receive information.  I believe that I mistook what classes I COULD be taking for actually being enrolled, as I never signed any payment agreements or anything.  However, they were still very rude in almost every way.
June 7, 2010, 10:54 p.m.
+2 votes/
I went from requesting basic info to having an admissions "adviser" call me within 10 minutes.  I assumed this was going to be a brief informational session, but the "adviser" ended up emailing me a link to the CTU Online site.  I checked it out and saw that I had already been set up for classes.  They hadn't even received an official undergraduate transcript yet!  How could they have set up an account before even officially accepting me?

I realized something was fishy and I decided I did not want to attend.  I left an e-mail for the "adviser" and it was ignored.  I left another e-mail for him two days later and e-mailed to state that I didn't want to attend and withdraw me from any classes they signed me up for.  The e-mail bounced back saying the address was no longer in service and was forwarded to the proper address.  That's funny, because I found this address in April 2010 in their student handbook and the handbook said it was updated in January of 2010.  So why, in 4 months, did the address no longer work and why was it not noted in an update to their handbook?

I left voicemails for my "adviser" and I did not receive a return call until a Saturday.  What kind of school has people working on a Saturday?  He told me he had started the withdrawal paperwork and it would take 24-48 hours and I would receive an automated e-mail confirming that I will not attend.

Lo and behold, 72 hours goes by and no e-mail.  I called his voicemail twice more and never received a return call.  I called the registrar and the man offered to call the "adviser" for me and request he call me back.  I don't know if this was ever done.  He did also give me the name and number of the student manager or whatever.  I called her, left a message.  The registrar man assured me I would receive a call within 24 hours from her.  I did not.  However, my "adviser" called me the next day to tell me he was sorry he hadn't called me back and that the paperwork was being processed.  He then e-mailed me a confirmation of withdrawal that was riddled with grammatical errors.

I thought everything had been finished until I received a student ID card in the mail almost a month later.  I was FURIOUS, as I had been told I had been withdrawn.  I called the "adviser" back and he assured me I had been withdrawn. 

CTU employs a bunch of salesmen as "advisers."  They will tell you whatever you want to hear to get you to enroll.  Based on my interaction with admissions, I would NEVER attend CTU and I would encourage anyone else to seek another option.
May 24, 2010, 7:16 p.m.
+4 votes/
On November 20, 2008 Ken wrote:

“I am just a few weeks away from starting at CTU online (Jan 4, 2009) and I keep second guessing myself. I barely made it through high school 23 years ago. Back then, the requirements were comparably to what my 6th grader is doing now. I feel like I will need a lot of help with some general ed classes and was wondering how the on-line tutoring is. Also, I was hoping that someone out there, who has, or is, going to CTU online, started out in a similar position as myself. I am scheduled for the ASIT program first with plans to continue on to the BSIT. In total the cost is a little less than $50,000 that I have to pay back. I just hope it's all worth it!””

I truly hope that he knows what he is doing. Take at look at this! I hope it opens your eyes!

$50,000 loan amount
120 months of payments
6.5% interest (this is an average rate)
$18.128 total interest
$68,128 total re-payment amount

The default rate is higher than ever. I blame this on the fact that students do not completely understand what type of debt they are really undertaking. I hope to educate people a bit on this topic with these posts. Think it over carefully.
May 21, 2010, 7:04 p.m.
+1 vote/
You said:

"I went from chatting with an online adviser rep to having an "admissions adviser" start emailing me and calling me within ten minutes. I thought this was strange, but I also thought I would just be put on a mailing list to receive some catalogs. Before I knew it, the school had emailed me access to the virtual campus and encouraged me to sign in. I signed in to check it out and saw I already had a class schedule and a start date. The school hadn't even received FAFSA info or official undergraduate transcripts."

How does that happen without them having your personal information like your SS#?
May 3, 2010, 11:37 a.m.
+3 votes/
I went from chatting with an online adviser rep to having an "admissions adviser" start emailing me and calling me within ten minutes. I thought this was strange, but I also thought I would just be put on a mailing list to receive some catalogs. Before I knew it, the school had emailed me access to the virtual campus and encouraged me to sign in. I signed in to check it out and saw I already had a class schedule and a start date. The school hadn't even received FAFSA info or official undergraduate transcripts.

I sent an email to my "adviser" (who was really a fast talking salesman) telling him that I needed to be withdrawn from the classes, as I had no intention of starting their program. I received no reply the next day, so I called and left him a voicemail. Again, no reply.

I sent an email to, as it was stated in their student handbook, but received an automated message saying the email address was no longer in service. That was funny, because the student handbook I had found the address in was updated in January of 2010 and it was only April of 2010 that I attempted to message this address and it was deactivated. I called my "adviser" and left him two more voicemails.

Finally, my "adviser" called me on a Saturday (what kind of school has people working on Saturdays?) and told me he had submitted my withdrawal paperwork. He said he would call back in 24-48 hours when everything had processed. I gave them 72 hours to call and when I hadn't received my confirmation call, I emailed the "adviser" twice more and called the registrar.

I finally managed to annoy someone at the registrar enough to get the phone number of the "Student Manager." I called her and left a voicemail asking why I hadn't received a phonecall or email confirmation of withdrawal. I was assured I would be called back no later than 24 hours from my call time by the man who gave me her number.

Obviously, this was a giant lie. I did receive a call the next day from my "adviser" telling me he had processed the paperwork and he was "sorry he hadn't gotten back to me" and that an automatic confirmation of withdrawal email would be sent once all of the paperwork was processed. I requested an email verification from him as well, which he finally sent after a week of hounding him. It was riddled with grammatical errors. I have still yet to receive my confirmation of withdrawal, and if I don't receive it by the middle of this week, I will call everyone and hound them until I get what I want, which should have been done two weeks ago with no argument.

April 19, 2010, 1:07 p.m.
+3 votes/
I am looking into filing a class action suit against CTU. My daughter can not get her transcript because they say that she was over paid in grant money. Unfortunately, she was never told until she decided to transfer to a local school and requested her transcript.  I decided to look into CTU, and found a number(numerous) of incidents with similar case history.  I now have found information about their credibility credentials, and am wondering if they are also guilty of misappropriation of grant funds.  If you are/have been affected by circumstances involving the practices related to CTU accreditation, financial aide, or transcript transfers...
Hopefully, we will get to the bottom of this and some of you will be able to move on, and even be validated.
Thanks for your help and honor for others.
Jan. 26, 2010, 6:51 a.m.
+3 votes/
Do not attend this school. If you are considering going back to school go to a traditional campus school. I was a student at CTU for a year, and I realized it was a joke. An instructor of mine told me, that he was required to grade my work on grammer, usage, and overall quality. On the grade comments section, he wrote a sentence that did not contain a subject. In fact, that would not qualify as a sentence. He questioned my authority about a paper I did on the basics of refrigeration. Telling me "I was wrong and/or misinformed". I do not consider myself to be the most intelligent person in the world. But, one thing I know is refrigeration. I am a licensed contractor, and according to the mechanical industries board I know what I am talking about. Please, please, do not be scammed by this school.
Dec. 1, 2009, 4:20 a.m.
+3 votes/
CTU is a joke and they take anyone. There are plenty of traditional, well respected colleges that offer online education. I'm sorry that you did not know that and that you are wasting your money with CTU.
Nov. 20, 2009, 9:41 p.m.
-2 votes/
WOW! Well I'm a real person and not a robot. I am a army wife and stay at home mom with 3. I decided to go to school on-line not because I'm stupid and could not get into a "real" school but because I met the man of my dreams we travel in the army and we have kids I don't have the time to go to a on campus college and on-line is the way to go for me. I have no complaints about CTU I think its college ya its different from a " regular" college but hey who is to say that people like me cant still get an education. I am a smart girl and I know anyone can get into this college but trust me they wont last long if they have no brains. I did used to attend Our Lady of the lake University in San Antonio, TX which is a very accredited university. So I do know what college life is like and I still feel I'm being educated and lets be real here even when you guys get your degree there is another world of learning when you finally get a job. Just give it up people stop bashing the school because like someone else said its what you make of it. If someone wont hire me because I went to this school well stick it were the sun dont shine. I don't care I know what I'm doing is creditable and so is the school.I can find a job somewhere else. I'm not saying this school is for everyone because I don't think on-line school is for everyone. but its not just for losers like many are saying. If anyone has any questions and wants to know about the real CTU on-line send me an email.
Oct. 28, 2009, 6:42 p.m.
+2 votes/
@ Nick
Sorry that you dont know the difference between being a member of AACSB and actually being accredited by AACSB. See, if you were smart enough to get enrolled with a traditional university then you would know better. Also, sorry that you are being scammed by CTU. They really are a joke.
Oct. 14, 2009, 10:10 p.m.
-1 vote/
I loved Colorado Technical University online it was so much fun doing the courses. I started the courses back in August 2008 and graduated in August 2009 I went for Associate of Science in General Studies. I only had to do 14 courses it went flying very quick. Now I'm going for my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Virginia College I hope I do well the courses and college.
Oct. 12, 2009, 1:20 p.m.
0 votes/
Hi. Just for you information I am a current student at CTU. When I was going through the admissions process. They waited for my FASFA to go through. Before they even suggested any student loans. The courses here are challenging. They are foucused to make us productive in our feilds of study. Anyone who has taken a online course here at CTU, know that these course challenge the students. These online schools are there for people who can't otherwise afford a more well known university. The students here have a challenge of completing assignment at thier own pace. This University work around our busy lives. The offer single parents the chance to go to school, and still be at home to take care of their children. The grades I have gotten here at CTU are acheived by me. With the hard work that I have to do in researching specific topics. This in itself is cahllengin me to become a better learner. And in getting good grades, I feel good about myself. My current GPA is 3.50, which put me on the Dean's list. I got there with hard work. I have spent hours studying and completing my assignments on time. I am proud of myself for making the Dean's list. To be able to acheive this in an online setting is a strenuous task, but one that is worth it. So until you experience the online learning setting, don't judge people who go to these colleges. Learn more about this scholl before you judge te people who attend CTU. We all are attending this college to become productive in our specfic feilds of studies. So far my journey has been cahllenging, and a rewarding experience.
Oct. 2, 2009, 6:28 p.m.
+1 vote/
FYI, AACSB Membership and Accreditation is different.  Anyone can be a member simply by displaying an interest!
Sept. 27, 2009, 3:53 a.m.
-2 votes/

I am enrolled in the IT program and wanted to check the validity of your claims concerning the Business Degrees. You my fine friends are completely wrong about their accreditation. A simple Google search with CTU and AACSB yielded the answers with the first hit. They are indeed a member of AACSB. 

Why do you hate this school so much? Please tell us your actual experiences besides spouting out nonsensical rants about a school that you, judging by your post, have never attended.
Sept. 5, 2009, 9:09 p.m.
+2 votes/
@ Candy

CTU does not have AACSB accreditation for there Business degrees. You just wasted your time and money. Its a useless piece of paper. Sorry for your loss. BTW, 4.0 at CTU is like having a 2.0 at a traditional university that does not rip people off. Face it, the school is not that great. You dont even take test at CTU. Traditional schools don't operate in that fashion. That is why traditional schools are respected and private for porfits like CTU are a scam.
Sept. 3, 2009, 5:16 a.m.
-2 votes/
I have loved CTU online. I started in June 2006 with my Associates in Business Admin and Graduated in December 2008 with a 3.79. I really questioned if i wanted to go to school since I had been out of school for 10 years but once i actually started I was so happy I was there. After I graduated I started applying for jobs on my field and four weeks after graduation I recieved an offer from the state I live in to be a case worker making $40,000 a year. That is not a lot of money but it is a start since i was making $20,000 at my last job so by having this degree i doubled my income. Well worth it! So after i graduated in December I decided I wanted to go back and get my BA in Human Resource so I started in June and so far 4.0! I am not the smartest but I personally have two kids age 6 and 1 and work full time + school. I am not going to sit here and put down this school cause i have not had any problems. For me this is an honest submission and I am pleased with my choice to go back to school. Thanks
Aug. 28, 2009, 5 a.m.
+2 votes/
Stay away form this school. It is a total ripoff. For profit universities such as this one are not respected and you will surely be wasting your money. This university takes anyone, which is a total joke and the professors are not knowledgable. I have been programming for some time and I had to turn in an assignment that required coding and because my code was too advanced for the instructor to understand, he tried to accuse me of cheating. Sorry professor, but I'm Indian and I was programming while I was still on the baby bottle. Find yourself a state or public university.Dont be ripped off by this school. They don't even make you take test. This school even has a disclaimer in their course catalogue letting you know that their degrees may not allow you to be eligable to take certain state exam requirements that are required to work in some fields.   What a joke! State and public universities dont have this problem. Avoid CTU at all cost. Rip off for sure.
Aug. 2, 2009, 7:56 p.m.
-1 vote/
@ J
I have taken the object oriented programming classes at CTU and I will tell you now they are not easy. The lower level classes deal specifically with the Java Programming language and covers all aspects of Programming in Java. Be ready to do some serious coding. The lower level programming  classes are very challenging and as you progress further into your Bachelor's, the advanced Object Oriented Programming classes get even harder. These classes really get you on the right track for becoming a Software Engineer if that is what your future career goals are. You really need to have a good understanding of Object Oriented Programming. Brush up on you Math skills as well, especcially Discrete Mathematics. I hope this helps you out.
Aug. 1, 2009, 9:32 p.m.
-1 vote/
Don't get me wrong...I like CTU for the most part.  Some of the assignments we do are challenging, but not challenging enough to keep me from coasting through without much of a problem.  Maybe these classes are just getting me ready for what's to come? I'm not sure at this point, but I hope so.  I'm the kind of person that likes a challenge and wants to feel like I earned everything that I get.  I know one thing:  I'm sick of hearing about APA style formatting! If every class talks about it non-stop I'm going to go crazy! It's really not that difficult of a thing to learn!!
Aug. 1, 2009, 9:16 p.m.
+1 vote/
I know what you mean.  I've been to every one of these review sites in the past few days and it's just been the same people over and over again.  An honest review would be nice. can tell just by reading these who's employed or associated in some way with CTU.  By the way, I can't take these reviews seriously that have so many spelling/grammar errors that it's hard to believe they went to school anywhere.

I really wish I could help you out more.  I haven't actually taken any core classes yet.  They have me in English Comp and Information and Technology Literacy right now.  I kind of feel like I'm breezing through them without much of a problem.  They give you a book for the Information & Technology Literacy class about computers, but as for the projects/assignments/discussion it all seems to be about stuff that's English oriented, like plagiarism.  They are really fixated on the APA style of writing too.  I'm starting to feel like I'm just cruising through my classes without any effort but I've always kind of coasted through these kind of classes.  I'm wondering if the core classes will be any better because if they're not I'm just wasting my time and money.  I feel that they should focus more on technology in my information & technology class instead of APA style, plagiarism, and grade inflation.  It's out of place in my opinion.  Anyway, if there's anyone that can give me any information on what the core classes are like for software systems engineering I'd appreciate it.

Anyway, I'm starting to feel that it would be worth my while to transfer to a college around here.  There's a college near me that offers a good IT program for computer security.  I would've went there, but CTU got ahold of me first and I liked the idea of learning online.  I don't think that my credits will transfer though so if I do that, I'll still have to pay them for nothing basically.
Aug. 1, 2009, 6:43 p.m.
-1 vote/
Can someone just give an honest review on one of these forums?!  Obviously, you can trust no one on here...

I am thinking about the Software Systems Engineer concentration too, Amber.  I want to know how the content is...are you happy with the classes so far?  I know I can cruise through CTU Online with giving 40% of my attention but that really isn't going to help me in the long run.

I want proper direction and a degree at the end --- I can do all the learning myself because I am hungry enough to do the work.

How are core programming classes?  Are you learning a lot?  How much learning are you doing "outside" of the book work to actually get some experience or are the projects in the classes actually good at giving you experience?

Please, I don't care where you went to school, all the dumb debates on here --- just give me facts.  I don't want a CTU robot responding either and telling me about how great the school're just as bad and everyone can tell you are employeed by the school by your response.

Thanks in advance for any insight.
Jan. 29, 2011, 4:32 a.m.
+2 votes/
Don't do it, I'm a year in and failing, and it would be better if I taught myself. It's horrible!
July 31, 2009, 3:02 a.m.
+1 vote/
I've been attending CTU Online since May 20th.  I'm in the BSIT program with a concentration in software systems engineering.  I haven't had any problems at all with them so far.  I've actually been enjoying it.  I've found everyone to be friendly and helpful that I've talked to so far.  Yes, the first class was kind of stupid to me, but it was geared towards getting students acquainted with the online learning environment.  The classes are getting a bit more difficult now.  Each assignment requires a decent amount of research.  Now after reading some of these posts, I'm starting to second-guess my decision to go to CTU Online.  I'd like to hear from anyone who has graduated from CTU Online.  I don't want to be $50,000 in debt with a degree that is worthless.  Was it hard to find a job after you graduated?  Is your degree respected by employers?  How was your experience at CTU Online?
July 30, 2009, 11:42 p.m.
+1 vote/

Dude, they did you a favor, because if your post demonstrates anything, it's that you are nowhere near ready for grad school. I agree though, that they should never have even considered admitting you. Didn't you have to submit a writing sample during the initial admission process?

Sorry guy, but you really need to work on that 5th grade literacy problem before you even think of considering grad school again. The really frightening thing is that you presumably must have a BA. How on earth (and where) did you get it?
July 23, 2009, 6:33 a.m.
+2 votes/
CTU is a big waste of time and money.CTU made big mistake thay were told what i held in degrees and then thay realzed that it was not the proper paper work.They put me in the masters program then sayed thay made a mistake and was going to kick me out.Thay are tring to stick me with the bill and i told them that if we don't have all the paperwork done befor class then i don't start well 4 mounths went by and i was 500 miles away from home and thay wanted more paperwork then the finantial aid office wanted paperwork.I finily got pissed and told then were to put there paperwork,degree and there bill.About 6 mounths later im getting calls from a componey collecting on there behalf thay called me every day about 3 to 5 times a day.CTU will not call me to work this out and thay want to hide behide there bullcrap paperwork then fine.IT is not work at your own pace and the teachers are lazy will not respond in a timely manner to emails an when thay do it is just before the paper is due.So you have to work all night till the deadline to get it in on time.Then when you hand it in the computer grades it and red flags anything that can even look like you pulled it off someone elsees paper it can even be a word in the same place or same sentance structure.I will never attend another collage or online school i will get all my trainning from my employer.I think the department of education should pull there certs. and shut then down.CTU is challenging class work,paperwork,herrasment,and headake no thanks.If you are thinking of going to CTU keep looking or get out there education is only worth one thing toilt paper.Thay don't want free thinkers thay want you to read the book and barf it back up and make it look diffrent.Getting to the point in a report will not be 15 pages and watch out you will have your computer crash if you don't have a really really good antiviris program.So CTU kiss this and good bye.
July 14, 2009, 8:38 p.m.
-2 votes/
Some people are just stupid. It doesn't matter where you go to college or university to obtain a degree.  If you wrote bad things about CTU online it's because you can't handle it.  You can't handle being a parent that is working full time and attending school full time.  Some of you complained about there is to much work compared to some universities, that's because classes are only for five weeks.  
I'm currently attending CTU-Online and working on obtainng my degree in Health Care Management.  Currently, I have been offered a few positions as an Project Manager, Intake Coordinator, and a Supervisor position.  If you think that CTU is a joke try some typical Universities.  I first started out with Boise State University becasue I thought highly of there football program, so I will try going there.  There instructors are a joke they can't teach the real life priciples that need to be learned in there certain careers.  I guess it all depends on you! Before BSU, I attended Eastern Oregon University and that school has high academics but they suck also.  This is all based upon the experience that I had and that is the same with all of you.  My first college was a Community College that taught nothing but basics in which I has zero credits transfer to Eastern Oregon University or Boise State University.  I talked with Boise State and they said they would not accept any credits or associates degree from a community college outside the state.  I guess it all depends on your experience and I'm having a great experience with CTU-Online.  I'm currently on the Chancellors list and have been on the Dean's List.  I recommend CTU-online.  I've asked a few people who are taking online course with other schools say that they wished they would have gone to CTU-online, because it is more challenging.
July 7, 2009, 6:16 p.m.
+1 vote/
The content of your message is correct. You are much better off going to a community college to get your associate's degree and then transferring for your bachelor's. You will have a tuition bill that is a fraction of the cost of CTU for the associate's. You will definitely not go into incredible debt going to a community college (assuming you are a resident of that state). 

What I am saying to you now is just a friendly note (not meant as a criticism). In English, speaking and writing are two very different things. I can’t even count the number of spelling and grammatical mistakes (missing punctuation, run-on sentences etc.) in your post because there were so many.  Please be careful in the future so that your writing will properly reflect the level of your intelligence. I know you are a smart girl by reading the content of your post.
July 1, 2009, 8:27 a.m.
+2 votes/
hi my name is ashley, here is my story about ctu online it is not a big one but it just makes me thank god i did not go through with going there. Well i actually just enrolled to start classes in aug. there and i was doing research alot of it and i just wanted to get my associates degree, and then transfer to a university to get the bach,, well i called about 6 diff school that said there is no way in hell they will take me from ctu online it is a suckey school..... so now i just canceled my enrollment and i am going toa community college to get my asb. when i went to talk to my advisor about canceling and the steps i need to take to do so, he asked me about 50 times to stay enrolled and did not care about my future and what was good for me, also his attuded changed and he actually became a whole diff person so therefore, beware before you go there and make sure you do the research and i would not recommend this school if you want to get a job or further yor education elseware
June 11, 2009, 4:43 a.m.
-1 vote/
This would be the link to their accreditation information with North Central

I have degrees from two state schools and took some classes private not for profit.  I am now attending the private for profit CTU on campus part time in CO Springs.  I have also taught at two state schools participating in a regular North Central review at one of those.  

The North central review process is extensive.  Every program in every school is always taking steps to maintain their accreditation with their regional accreditation board like North Central.  North Central and other regional boards don't hand out accreditation to everyone that asks for it.  You have to earn it.  When CTU applied to North Central for accreditation in the 1970s it took 4 years of review before they got it.  It will be a longer review for CTUs AACSB application.  I would guess maybe 10 years.

I would consider the quality of education and the office staff skill level (or their lack of skill level) comparable to the state and private institutions I have attended and taught at.  I've had record issues at most of the schools I've went to. 

Education is what you make of it and employers will pick up on that and your experience level quickly.  If you can get into, pay for, and move to MA for Harvard then by all means go.  Pretty sure that Harvard after your name might help get you an interview but you will still have to present yourself as a potential asset to them.  Even if you can't go to Harvard as long as you present yourself as an experienced professional in your field with degrees from accredited institution your future is bright.  CTU will help you get there.
June 9, 2009, 5:40 p.m.
-2 votes/
For those who say Colorado Technical is not accredited by the Department of Education I SAY DO YOUR HOME WORK AND QUIT TELLING LIES.  

I am a graduate who works for the Federal Government and I did my research before choosing CTU do to my travel schedule. Go to the D.O.E website and search by state and scroll down to clearly see CTU
June 2, 2009, 9:47 p.m.
-2 votes/
CTU online is a great school, I have been enrolled at the Online campus and now going to the actual campus in Denver, they have three four campuses you can attend, Denver, Denver North, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. I would recommend this school to anyone. By the way, the campuses are more traditional than the Online campus and are ran COMPLETLEY different than the online campus!!!!
May 14, 2009, 3:30 p.m.
-2 votes/
I would love to hear from Ken to see how he is doing and what his feelings are about CTU now that he has done a term or two there. Please let us know.
May 8, 2009, 3:06 a.m.
+1 vote/
I've read majority of everyones reviews and I tend to aggree with not attending CTU for billing and coding.  I have recieved an Assoc in Business Adminstration from them and I have 1 more class with another assoc in Medical billing and coding program.  I wanted to warn those who are looking into the university for medical billing and coding that it is NOT an AHIMA certified program.  The school itself is accredited but make sure the programs that you are going into is accredited.  If you want to take the RHIT exam, they will not let you unless you have gone to an AHIMA certified program.  I am now faced with the situation of changing schools to get a Health Information Management bach degree, and hardly any of the credits transfer.  Trust me, I've tried 4 different schools.  
If you are a MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING STUDENT, get your certs and make sure they have been certified through AMA, AHIMA or CAHIIM.
May 6, 2009, 12:11 a.m.
0 votes/
I attended CTU online and the funniest thing about everything the negative people are saying is...... I work for a fortune 100 company much like the person earlier stated of his fortune 200 and with the BS i received in HRM from CTU i currently direct all HR matters within an entire division of our company. My anuual salary ranges between 127,000 and 193,000 with bonus structure. Before my degree from this respectable institution i was sitting at around 46,500 and managing a single business unit. It was a required degree for promotion and my company is also an education partner. Sounds to me like this degree was worth something after all, considering it was required for my position. Sounds to me like the people that have issues are those that have wasted tons of time and money and failed out of brick and mortar institutions and need some type of feel good for thier efforts/failures by knocking online courses. If you couldnt handle reguar college you could not handle accelerated courses designed with hands on experience in work related situations in your field. Don't be jealous because you cannot succeed in it and someone else can bust their butt and get the degree done faster than yourself. Did you know that the accreditdations and coursework at CTU is ahead of most of the other institutions that you mentioned? I seemed to not have had a problem with my degree getting me anywhere. You probably need to spend some more time on your homework you probably still have and try to accomplish something much like the graduates of CTU have. Don't be so jealous because you are wasting your time on coursework that will probably not help you at all in your future and taking a longer time in completing it. The other funny thing is when i do any hiring for level 3 and higher job that pays a little of 90,000, i generally look for someone that has had an education consisting and concentraed on using it actively in the education. Generally students that we hire that have went to online universities with a focused curriculum are more ready to lead and take these positiosn because they are used to handling, leading, and planning projects, and generally more commited to getting this done timely.
April 6, 2009, 5:04 p.m.
+3 votes/
You know what's amazing? I used to work as an advisor for CTU online and my direct boss and a few other supervisors who were the directors of admissions were working on their Associates degree from CTU online while I used to have new students do their final interviews with them and would stand there listening to the DOAS tell them just how important it is to get an education. What makes it worse is that my DOA used to have us advisors finish up assignments. I also got in trouble for telling a student that I understood why he had to wait to go to school (his house had burned down in the california forest fires a while ago) I was told 'this is a business'. And people get fired for not hitting budget so advisors do all they can to sell the programs because they all need there jobs and even when they know something is a bad fit for a potential student they will tell them it's a great idea- to keep their own jobs. Students First?? is a piece of crap. It's all about the money and nothing to do with providing an education or the famous 'second chance' to people. I can't believe this online institution is not under invesitigation. Sucks.
April 3, 2009, 8:53 p.m.
0 votes/
I am considering furthering my education at CTU, but my ain issue is the cost. Also, I haven't heard anything about their accounting program, which is my intended major. If anyone has any first hand experience with this school, preferably with their accounting program and coming from a very financially challenged background, I would really like to know how the school suited you. Please email me:
Jan. 29, 2011, 4:34 a.m.
+1 vote/
don't do it!! It'll be the worst way to flush your money down the drain! Lighting your money on fire would be more beneficial-don't take student loans out for this college!!
Feb. 27, 2009, 11:58 p.m.
0 votes/
Bottom line is the State spnosored schools and students want to put these schools down because the grads are competition.
Feb. 13, 2009, 7:27 p.m.
-1 vote/
Hi y'all,

I just wanted to add my opinion of CTU.  I am a current surgical tech student. It is a great option for me, as I work full-time and have four young children.  I have had no major problems with the school. Yes, I had to pay a HUGE registration fee (I think it was $150!!), but books are included with the online class fees, and there are no extra, hidden expenses. I have great advisors that return emails the very day I email them.  The only problem I have had so far is in them receiving transcripts from my other schools. I have called the other schools and they've said that they sent them almost a year ago, when I first enrolled, and I verified that the address was correct. Another thing is that books are automatically charged with each online class. Therefore, they send you the books, even if you don't need them (and you had to pay for them). I took Anatomy I this past term. I begin Anatomy II in a week, and I received the same book in the mail that I just got 5 weeks ago for Anatomy I. I wish the books weren't automatically included in the classes, because when you don't need them, you still pay for them.  

Another thing I disliked is that I had to take some stupid Customer Service class that I didn't need. I have YEARS of experience in customer service. I can understand those that are new to school or the workforce having to take the class, but not those of us that have been attending school for years (even recently).  I received my bachelor's degree from an online school in 2007. This class was a waste of my time and very costly. Although these courses are cheap for an online school, they are very costly! I can't receive pell grants because I have a bachelor's degree, so I'm paying around $1000-1200 per class at CTU, in loans.

I have been pleased with all of the staff and instructors at CTU. They are very helpful and attentive. As I said, I have been to other online schools (as well as traditional campuses), and this one overall is wonderful. The classes require research and work, but it has been fairly easy. When I received my bachelor's online, it was the most work I'd ever had at any school. CTU is somewhere in the middle- just enough work to have to research it and spend time so that you actually LEARN something, but not so much that your family or work life suffers.

I am going to be transferring to a local school (Denver is an hour away for me) in May. For one, it is MUCH, much cheaper than CTU. Another thing is that in May, I begin my surgical classes, and I would have to drive to Denver and back for school each day. I can't do that with work and four kids, so I'm going to be taking the surgical classes at a campus nearby... but I do highly recommend CTU if you can afford it.  It's a great option! (Another thing is the online portal is very user friendly, as compared to other online schools that I have attended).  Good luck and email if you have any questions! :)
Dec. 27, 2008, 7:05 p.m.
-1 vote/
Oh and those that have complained about the "professionalism" of the professor obviously havent been to a ground campus school. Every professor has their own way of teaching and personality and this is reflected in their lectures. Not to mention I personally would prefer for the professor to be themselves while teaching me because it makes it more comfortable for me to approach them with questions, concerns, etc. Their human and why not have a little fun while learning. But from my experiences they have all conducted themselves as leaders and great teachers they sometimes may have made a typo or error but their human. Having a degree no matter what it is doesnt make you immune to making mistakes.
Dec. 27, 2008, 6:58 p.m.
-1 vote/
I am currently attending CTU online and it is great. I have to be honest and say that I thought that it would be alot easier than I expected. However, every paper that I have turned in I have had to do research and actually take the time out to learn about. I have also earned my degree at a ground campus at an accredited university and the two are different because CTU is more demanding. There is no one to tell you when you MUST be in class, there are more assignments that you have to turn in at CTU. I do like the 1 on 1 attention that you can get at CTU as opposed to a university ground campus. Alot of people are on here complaining, CTU is just like any other college, you need to shop around for what fits you instead of wasting your time trying to bash others decisions to do what is best for them. I do believe that you EARN your degree with CTU. Unlike a ground campus they have means of detecting plagarism and they can actually document your participation in class. I look foward to my gradution in early 2009.
Nov. 29, 2008, 9:50 a.m.
0 votes/
Hi, All! I'd love to hear all of the careers Alumni's of CTU have pursued.  How difficult was it finding jobs post graduation? Do hiring managers respect degrees from CTU? 

Interested in enrolling in CTU
Nov. 25, 2008, 12:23 a.m.
-1 vote/
I made my decision to join CTU just the other day.  I spent many years trying to figure out where I should go with my education.  I am now a full-time employee as well as a full-time parent, and my ability to physically attend classes at a traditional campus setting is limited at best.  Therefore, CTU provides me with the most convenience.  Not only do I have the ability to attend my classes on my own accord, but I am also able to take on a full course load without my work interfering.  I hear time and time again that I should stick to a traditional setting.  My mother works in a university, so you can only imagine the predominant source of the advice given.  The fact of the matter is that it is not for me.  My fiance takes online courses at UOP and she enjoys them a great deal.  After seeing her experience, I am confident that my choice is the right one, and I look forward to my educational endeavors in CTU.  I will be pursuing Information Technology, and eventually work into a focus on syste security.  Wish me luck all!
Nov. 22, 2008, 5:47 p.m.
0 votes/
Thank you "estimate" for the post.  That is so nice to hear.  I've looked at about 6 different on-line colleges, including University of Maryland UC.  The only thing with that school is the tuition cost for out of state residents.  
I'm definately going to give CTU a shot.  I've worked in IT for the past 18 years and feel I should do ok in the IT courses.  I'll struggle in the others, but I'm sure I'll get through it.  Plus, I have a 15 year old who will be able to help.  That's great that the credits are transferable.
Nov. 22, 2008, 3:33 a.m.
0 votes/
I just posted but I also wanted to say to Kate above that I know people that enrolled with the University of Maryland University College and got upset when they found out that it was not University of Maryland at College Park. Your degree will clearly say Unviversity College on it. However they are a good school according to what others say and they are in the University of Maryland system. College Park grads will certainly let you know that you are not a Terp if you graduate from University College. 

Good day now!
Nov. 22, 2008, 3:14 a.m.
0 votes/

Don't second guess yourself because CTU is good choice. I was enrolled in there IT Program for two years without completing my degree and I just transfered to a traditional university. I will tell you right now that the projects/assignments are pretty challenging and will certainly keep you busy. Don't under estimate this school because the IT program is certainly on par. I will also tell you that the regional accreditation that they hold will allow for your credits to transfer in the event that you do leave the school. I am now enrolled in a Computer Science degree program at my new university and I can honestly say that out of 92 quarter credit hours the new university took 88 credits which of course got converted to 56  semester credit hours  because they are on a semester hour system. So give it a try. You will enjoy the learning experience. I did not leave CTU for any bad reasons so please don't think that. I just felt that I needed to try the traditional experience so that is what I did. CTU is regionally accredited so that is a plus when transfering to other schools. Students that transfer from universities that hold national accreditation usually run in to the problems with their credits not transfering. Give CTU a try.I guarantee that you will not be sorry.
Nov. 20, 2008, 4:40 a.m.
-1 vote/
I am just a few weeks away from starting at CTU online (Jan 4, 2009) and I keep second guessing myself.  I barely made it through high school 23 years ago.  Back then, the requirements were comparably to what my 6th grader is doing now.  I feel like I will need a lot of help with some general ed classes and was wondering how the on-line tutoring is.  Also, I was hoping that someone out there, who has, or is, going to CTU online, started out in a similar positon as myself.   I am scheduled for the ASIT program first with plans to conintue on to the BSIT.  In total the cost is a little less than $50,000 that I have to pay back.  I just hope it's all worth it!
Nov. 18, 2008, 5:06 a.m.
0 votes/
I attended CTU Online and received a MSM in Information Systems Security. I was hired within 2 months after obtaining my degree by government in whom I am still working for. CTU Online professors are no different than the state university that I had attended for my under-grad; some would pass anyone as long as they did their work, and others looked for quality. Those that looked for quality, tended to have the highest amount of students dropping out, because they just could not cut it.

I had one classmate start an opening sentence with "Because" in a group project I was in, obviously a big mistake and we all paid for it with a C+ for a group project. Some of the professors were very challenging and required several resources from trusted sites as well as from the actual textbooks. Most of them accepted online resources as long as they were from reputable sites.

I would recommend CTU Online to anyone interested in some of their online programs, but be aware, this university is best known for Project Management, which is a major plus; especially if you end up dealing with huge projects.

As for those who bash this university, you really need to do your homework. If my degree allowed me to earn a position within 2 months after graduation, then they must have done the right thing. Believe it or not the training in my degree program fit in perfectly with the job I was hired into and served in for over a year and five months, before moving into a higher paying position with better opportunities for advancement.
Dec. 15, 2008, 9:19 p.m.
-1 vote/
I am about to apply for a Master's Degree at CTU Online.  I would appreciate all candid feedback.  Please send me via my e-mail at  Thank you.
Nov. 15, 2008, 3:17 a.m.
0 votes/
@ culo
Your a dumb a$$ letuce picker!
Nov. 1, 2008, 11:23 p.m.
+1 vote/
any thruth to their madical pograms or what is the nursing pogram credidate or the surgical pogram credidate or there ma pogram too some answer me please
Nov. 1, 2008, 10:59 p.m.
+1 vote/
i am attending the school but the school is uder investigation so i wanted to now what the hell is the true or not
Dec. 9, 2008, 6:19 p.m.
0 votes/
Anyone know anything about the Doctor of Computer Science degree here?
Oct. 11, 2008, 4:04 a.m.
-1 vote/
I am recommending the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, MD, to this board. This school is legit. Half of your classes can be taken on campus with the other half taken on-line, or you can just do all on-line. They have excellent instructors. This school has no negative complaints. Probably the best on-line school there is. Here is their website:

You will not be disappointed.
Aug. 8, 2008, 10:38 p.m.
-1 vote/
This has never been the case as far as I can see I went to WVU which is a very well respected university but I had much better professors at CTU.

I had some of the brightest minds in IT and Info Sec that I have had the pleasure of dealing with.

Don't believe all the stuff you hear about CTU campus or online I attended both on ground and online the quality as far as the IT department was excellent.

These people bashing the college simply are most often fired ex employees or students that couldn't cut it trying to spread rumors. 

some people have probably had genuine financial problems but they happen every day and every school in the world.
Aug. 7, 2008, 8:45 p.m.
0 votes/
I am planning to undertake my graduate studies at CTU main campus in colorado. Does the CTU main campus have the same issues as CTU online of poor and incompetent professors or are the problems online restricted to the online programs only?
Aug. 6, 2008, 4:05 a.m.
-1 vote/
I had a great experience at CTU and I am thinking of going back for my MS I had no problems with any part of the enrollment and no one pushed me into anything I spent over a year before I decided to go back to school.

I had a wonderful experience and I got a great job working for the federal government after I graduated.

I was in the Information System Security program and I had a number of great instructors who taught all over the world for institutions such as SANS which is considered an industry leader in Information System Security.

I have some further information regarding CTU accreditation 

Accreditations held by CTU
1. The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association 
2. ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology 
3. CHEA - Council for Higher Education Accreditation 
Websites are not allowed in posts but you can Google any of these organizations and find CTU on their websites.
Education Partners
1. FBI
2. Lockheed Martin
3. Raytheon 
4. Northrop Grumman
5. Microsoft
6. Apache Corporation
7. Intel Corporation
8. SANS Institute
9. US Department of Commerce

Many more

As one person mentioned accreditation is not everything but he also mentioned unless it was with organizations such as ABET which CTU is accredited by and for quite some time and their online programs are on the list.

This is not going to be for everyone I would recommend it to anyone that does not have any area schools in the industry that they are interested.

A Local State University is going to be the cheapest option available to you but when you live in a rural state such as I do and many of the higher education institutes focus on things you are not interested in and have no programs then CTU or other online schools are a good choice.

Also almost all schools have a full online program now, this was not the case when I started so look into online programs at any traditional college.

While CTU is expensive I found that overall it was cheaper for me because it included all books, materials and software that I required in my program which ended up being thousands of dollars worth of software from Adobe to Microsoft and anything in between that I needed.

It is something you will have to decide but when you read negative comments look at what most of them are saying and you can see that generally the problems came from individuals that are upset over matters that caused them to fail or be removed form the university.

This happens every day at profit and non-profit schools all over the country and the world.

The organization I work for also was an educational partner and encouraged me to go back to school at CTU over local schools. 

You can contact me as well I will not give you a main account but I check this one anything you want to ask feel free.


Jan. 29, 2011, 4:36 a.m.
0 votes/
CTU doesn't give a real education.A community college does better. Most people leave. And why are they listed at Verizon??
July 3, 2008, 6:53 a.m.
+2 votes/
I'm sorry that some people on here have had some crummy experiences. I've just completed my degree program in Business Adminstration @ CTU Online and I really dont have anything negative to say. Yeah there's some annoying teachers, and the enrollment advisors call often to sign you up for the next challenge, but its their job to be annoying and its up to you to stop them. I hear all these negative comments about the tuition and FA, but its college. What did you expect? Nothing is cheap/free in our economy, nowadays. The cost of tuition everywhere has risen. CTU has a great learning format for SOME people. Those people would include fulltime workers with children, or just stay at home moms. The negative reputation of online distant learning is a thing of the past. Its actually becoming a common trend for those with busy life styles. Type in any other online university and there's something negative about that school, too.There's gonna be naysayers anywhere! I didnt have a problem during enrollment, I knew that I was getting into a student loan. Thats why you graduate, get a decent job and pay the loan off little by little.You have ten years! Wouldn't you do that at a brick and mortor, unless wealthy parents are paying for your education or you win the lottery. Who ever is interested, give it try, if not go to a regular brick and mortor.Its ultimately your choice on how you will get an education. I wish I had the time to go to an actual university in my state. Unfortunately, my schedule doesnt allow it. At the end its all the same thing, your trying to get an education. BTW, I dont work for the school!!! Nor would I ever want to work for any school.
June 14, 2008, 5:02 p.m.
+1 vote/
I just got off the phone with a very professional advisor with CTU. He communicated very well what CTU has to offer, integrated my personal information in the interview, and gave a superb first impression.  THE HE RUINED IT...  When I told him I would like to do some research he informed me that he wanted to 'make sure I got accepted' and they would be having the acceptance reviews this afternoon.. he wanted me to fill out the application and pay the enrollment fee adn then I could research CTU while I was being reveiwed for acceptance.  I could tell he wanted my registration fee. I was extremely let down and hope CTU realizes how their first impressions speal can easily sound like a telemarketing scheme to get into a person's wallet.  Before Mr. Advisor did that - he almost had me hooked.
June 11, 2008, 9:38 p.m.
0 votes/
I'm thinking of enrolling in CTU for an aa degree in medical billing and coding. The program seems to be very expensive. Does anybody out there have any good advises for me?  Anyone who did the same? Please contact me - no CTU employees please!
June 7, 2008, 8:21 a.m.
+1 vote/
I enrolled at CTU in 2004 with the intention of spending 4 years taking on-campus classes. Now I'm 6 months from graduation, and everything has gone according to plan. See, I have enough common sense to know that you can't compress a 4 year degree program into 15 months and get anything valuable out of it.

I have no pity for people who thought they could "coast" through a 15-month online program and get the same degree I've spent years working on. Surely you got everything out of your education that you put into it (which isn't saying much).

However, I will agree that CTU ONLINE (not on-campus) is a f*cking nightmare. I had to take one CTU Online course because it wasn't being offered on-campus, and I'll NEVER make that mistake again. Inept professors, ambiguous assignments riddled with typos, poor communication ...
June 6, 2008, 2:24 a.m.
0 votes/
I am nearing completion of my AS in Business Administration & Management at a local Comunity College.  I am leaning towards CTU to complete my BSBA on a reccomendation from a friend who just completed his Accounting degree. I'm a non-traditional 48 year old student with a full time supervision position. Any advice?
May 31, 2008, 2:34 p.m.
0 votes/
Online learning requires a significant amount of self discipline and hard work to maintain a high GPA.  One could likely earn a CTU degree with less effort if so desired, but you ultimately get as much out of the programs as you are willing to contribute.  If you want to just get by with C level work you won’t get much out of the program even though you may still earn the degree.  

Personally, I worked very hard and learned a tremendous amount while earning my degree from CTU.  It’s obviously not for everyone, but CTU offers an excellent flexible program for those willing to put forth the time and effort required to take full advantage of the experience.
April 27, 2008, 12:41 a.m.
-1 vote/
It is amazing how many folks out there just wish to cast their doubt and bad judgements on on-line education or For-Profit institutions.  I am a DeVry and Keller graduate who has experienced many industry individuals saying great things about the DeVry brand.  The education I received on both the undergraduate and graduate levels was extremely challenging and the projects really engage the learner in practical "hands-on" education.  As for CTU not being accredited by ABET, well just check out this link.  CTU's Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs are both accredited by ABET.  The point that I am making is that it is not the school you attend, it is what you do with that education.  Education extends outside of the classroom, and those who feel that a "NAME" will sell them, well, maybe it does.  However, in the long term you still have to demonstrate that you can do the work.  A Harvard, Yale, Duke, MIT, or Wharton degree guarantees you a job because of the "name" association.  However, once hired, you have to prove yourself.  Theory vs. practicality, this is where schools like DeVry previls.  As for AACSB, well, I know folks who attended AACSB schools.  Let me tell you something.  Many of them can't begin to write a business plan or think strategically when it comes to business.  They studied theory, and can't practice it well.  To each is own, but it is all up to the aptitude of the learner, regardless if the school is traditional or non-traditional.  Long live the non-traditional school models!!!!
April 23, 2008, 4:51 a.m.
0 votes/
Getting my Masters from CTU. Half way through it and I can honestly say that it isn't a joke. I travel all the time for work and CTU was a good online option since I wanted to finish my degree faster than normal. I never seem to have much free time since I am always doing a project. Who cares if they have 80% adjuncts? They didn't get their PHDs out of a cracker jack box. They bring real world experience to the table. I will literally cry when I graduate. I have never worked so hard on school in my entire life.
March 25, 2008, 2:13 a.m.
+1 vote/
CTU Online is not the first college I have attended and will not be my last. Yes, I am moving on. I was not impressed with the curriculum at all. Often times it was vague, had typos, and contained numerous spelling errors. After submitting an email to the instructor requesting clarification of the assignments, often it would take several days to get a response. Half of the instructors I had lacked professionalism, to say the least. My ENG115 instructor spoke street slang most the time during live chat sessions and would close the class session with "Love, Peace, and Hair Grease". He didn't know some of the basic functions of the instructor/student communication capabilities available through the school site, for example, how to read a comment that a student provides with the submission of an assignment. I didn't bail after the first few strange experiences, thinking that maybe it was just one in the bunch that was strange. Now 6 months into it, I have had enough experience to realize these instructors are a direct reflection of the caliber of this "service".
March 24, 2008, 8:13 p.m.
+2 votes/
I currently work at CTU and I will be quitting soon!  CTU is a joke they will enroll anyone as long as you have $50.  your "entrance essay" needs to be 4 sentences long and you’re in.  i have been told on numerous occasions to just run a credit card payment even if the person trying to enroll has said they won’t have the money till x date.  Admissions is a huge sales environment but it could be a good school if you have no other options.  One good thing that CTU does is gets your FA set up before you start class and that all depends on you...I’m sick and tired of people saying they don't want loans for school...this school is cheap as heck... find me another school that will get you and associates and bachelors for under $50,000 the problem is, but you get what you pay for.  I whole heartedly believe the school and company over all is crooked.  I have seen this university ruin people’s and their family’s lives.  I’m sorry to anyone I enrolled.
March 21, 2008, 3:28 a.m.
-1 vote/
@Kamil's Mom

CTU will take him... it might be a good idea to get him into an associates program and let him chill on that until he is 18.  You really don't want to rush him through school... especially college.  He can finish that when he is 20 and get accustomed to student life.  If you have him do his whole schooling from home his social development will be stunted... I know as I too was homeschooled.  College straightened me out though.  Just think about it...
March 16, 2008, 10:19 p.m.
+1 vote/
To Kamil's Mom:

Find another school. CTU Online will bill you for classes you never take, send you materials you don't need, and refuse and somehow even lose your withdrawl request.

I wanted to take a specific course to further my education since I was disabled and could no longer work like I used to and since I am still fairly young, I was told CTU would help me by being online and I would get the degree I wanted.

Complete waste of my time. The courses they enrolled me in had nothing whatsoever to do with what I wanted to be and if I tried to question it, it was always it is part of the plan, we are trying to get the most competent teachers. LIE!

It never happened, and there were no classes that actually were part of my desired degree.

One particular class was a complete waste of time. Half the time the instructor never showed up, and when he did, he was arguing over the phone with someone, his dog was barking, or he read the text, and ignored what we were saying and the questions we asked. (Personally I think he recorded it previously and played the file, and wasn't there.)

I have been withdrawn since 2004, and they are still pestering me. Different people call all the time from CTU and every one has a different answer of the amount I 'owe' and that I still am enrolled? LOL RIGHT!

The people who work for CTU are morons who are paid to give you a hard time. I have a feeling they are the people who couldn't even get a telemarketing job.

In short to Kamil's mom: Your son sounds intelligent. Find a local school where he can actually interact with professors and other students. He will waste his time online with CTU.
March 6, 2008, 4:02 a.m.
0 votes/
If you want real online education go to WWW.AMU.APUS.EDU
Jan. 12, 2008, 3:15 a.m.
0 votes/
I would like to hear from any graduate of CTU Online that has been hired based on their degree before enrolling my son.  We have been a homeschooling family and he will be graduating at 15, which is why we are looking into online colleges at least until he is 18 (then he can do his Masters/PhD wherever).  Honest comments appreciated, please no flaming or "company lines" - just the honest truth.
Thank you
Dec. 13, 2007, 6 a.m.
-1 vote/
You are wrong when you say that CTU lacks Professional accreditation like ABET. Colorado Technical University's School of Engineering is accredited by ABET. Just do your research Again before you speak. Colorado Technical University is not just an Online school. Their Brick and Mortar main campus is in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has been there since 1965. So the bottom line here Again is they are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Higher Learning Commission and they have professional accreditation from Accrediting Board of Engineering Technology(ABET) for their School of Engineering. Now to close this case, lets analyze this scenario: Again wants to get a degree. He knows that he is a slow learner so he decides to buy a degree from a degree mill. He chose CTU thinking he could buy a degree. He was very surprised when he saw the course cirriculum from CTU was indeed very real and too hard for him to complete. He has realized at this point that CTU is a real university that has been around since 1965 and does not hand out degrees like candy as he had anticipated. The course work was too challeging and he fails. Now he is mad because he has to pay for classes that he has failed out of. Again's last resort is to come on this website and complain because now he has to pay a real university for real classes that he failed. Again, from now on do your research before you try to discredit a school that is regionally accredited and professionally accredited. ABET's website has all of the schools that they accredit. CTU is on the list folks, just see for yourself at their website. Go to and that website will tell you all of the degree mills that are out there scamming people. Colorado Technical University is not one of them. Happy learning to all.
Nov. 28, 2007, 12:44 p.m.
+1 vote/
Open admissions makes it a joke.  You can go to state schools all online that are less expensive and much more respectable.  Any degree fully online in engineering is a joke.  Engineering technology maybe, but not engineering.  You need labs for that, and you can't do that online.  So are they losers?  Higher education is about sacrifice, and why go somewhere that takes anyone and has every reason in the world to make it easy so you pass and keep getting financial aid?
Nov. 27, 2007, 7:35 p.m.
-1 vote/
How is CTU for losers who can't make it anywhere else? A mom with 4 kids that cannot leave to night classes is a loser?  A dad who works 2 jobs and doesn't have time for on-site school is a loser?  No, you my friend are wrong.  For-Profit schools push you to your limit.  They pound you hard with information in a small amount of time, and hey if you come out with a passing grade, guess what, you're smart.  What the hell is a 16 week course at a state college with 1,000 other students?  That is education? When you can't hear the professor talking and his slide show is from 4 years ago?....That is education?  Pa-lease.  I went to a State college and dropped out to go to DeVry, and loved it.  I am looking into the BSIT/Software Engineering Online degree at CTU and will most likely do it.  What do you guys think?
Nov. 16, 2007, 1:31 p.m.
0 votes/
Face it steel, CTU is for losers who can't make it anywhere else.  Nobody respects them or their graduates.
Nov. 15, 2007, 11:27 p.m.
-1 vote/
Cheryl, seriously now, you have to be kidding.  Your making statements against CTU that you assume are not true with other organizations of higher education.  Any school you attend has the same load process (fafsa, pell grants, even scholarships).  You can't knock CTU because you don't understand this process.
Nov. 15, 2007, 11:20 p.m.
-1 vote/
Ya and they pass you for paying steel. Other schools reinvest into their faculty and facilities. You wouldn't know about that since CTU has over 85% adjuncts.
LOL- you make no sense here AGAIN.  Where did you get that percentage you just threw out without backing it up?  This site was designed for people that actually go to CTU, not you, to review CTU.  Try going to the school and then come back and review it.  Better yet, get an education, you might want to start with H.S.
Nov. 15, 2007, 3:24 p.m.
0 votes/
by the way, where did you go to school Nope?
Nov. 14, 2007, 10:09 p.m.
-1 vote/
actually I never went there. I'm explaining the financial aid process to someone who doesn't get it. FYI
Nov. 14, 2007, 6:08 p.m.
+1 vote/
School still sucks P Rock, sorry you wasted your cash.
Nov. 13, 2007, 10:16 p.m.
-1 vote/
This one's for cheryl. How does someone trick you into taking loans? Signing an mpn gets the ball rolling in case you need a loan. After a fafsa is completed, the additional amount needs to be covered (ie. sca,mpn,mgib, etc). The next step in the process would be to set up an award. When a student is awarded, a financial aid adviser goes over the award with that student and then he/she can accept it. As far as your problems with a fafsa are concerned, if you fill it out incorrectly it doesn't get processed. Incorrect fafsa = no pell grant.You can take that up with the department of education. BTW, you state that the fafsa alone would pay your education without taking out loans. The pell grant will cover up to $4500 per year, meaning that you would need something to pick up the remaining balance ie. mpn student loans...That now brings me to your next point about the first class. The introduction class is there to make going back to school an easy transition. You have to understand that the majority of the students either have never been to school or haven't gone in 10+ years. Before you go bash something, maybe you should do a little more research about it.
Nov. 9, 2007, 8:51 p.m.
+1 vote/
Ya and they pass you for paying steel.  Other schools reinvest into their faculty and facilities.  You wouldn't know about that since CTU has over 85% adjuncts.
Nov. 9, 2007, 7:50 p.m.
-2 votes/
CTU is awesome, challenging, and even less expensive then most online schools.  I've tried 1 other (the most popular one) and found it to be far more expensive and the course work was designed for people in the field of study.  I switched to CTU because I needed to learn IT from the ground up.  Nice thing about CTU is that it is a B&R school with an online degree program. And for all those who complain about "for profit"?  What school isn't.  The fact is, this school is dedicated to providing an online education, not their sports team.
Oct. 22, 2007, 11:09 p.m.
-2 votes/
I really cannot comment on the current admissions process and I have heard of several complaints in that department. I cannot report any trouble with admissions but that was back in 2005. I enjoyed my time at CTU although some classes were pretty simple there were some that were more challenging. All of the people complaining here did not complete even a single class usually. Yes Sure Tom everybody works for CTU. I also work for the CIA, and I know who shot Kennedy. Sure Tom, get a life or maybe a degree.  Oh, answers needed, CTU’s programs are a bit pricy.  My bachelors program in criminal justice cost about $30,000.  I put that in my review of CTU’s criminal justice program.  They charge by credit hour these days if I am not mistaken.  Hey, CTU isn’t for everyone, but I really liked the program that I went through.  Answers needed I recommend that you do as much research as possible before signing up for any degree program.  Oh CTU is accredited through North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC), The Higher Learning Commission.
Oct. 26, 2007, 9:56 p.m.
+1 vote/
Again, accreditation does not mean quality unless it is a professional accreditation like ABET or AACSB.  Your accreditation simply means it does what it says and is a valid organization.  Just like Walmart is valid, but it doesn't mean it's quality.
Oct. 29, 2007, 2:42 p.m.
+1 vote/
That wasn't my comparison.  I meant Walmart is accredited under the Department of Commerce.  It doesn't mean they are quality, it just means they are valid.  Just like the DoE accrediting someone.  There are professional accreditations that CTU lacks, ABET, AACSB, NSA, etc.
Oct. 29, 2007, 5:07 a.m.
-1 vote/
Again, at least you are correct about one thing. Regional accreditation doesn't necessarily mean that the school is very good but it does set a minimum professional curriculum/ethics/standards to maintain accreditation and makes degrees obtained from such a school professionally accepted in most cases. But just for your own education Wal-Mart is not a educational institution and would not be regionally accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC), The Higher Learning Commission.  I am not a “hater” as they say and you are happy at Wal-Mart more power to you.
Oct. 11, 2007, 3:15 a.m.
+3 votes/
My fiance and I signed up for CTU.  They told us to fill out loans before our FASFA's were even complete.  The first class is a joke.  Literally a waste of time.  The teacher didn't teach a thing.  It's like he just read off the book in the once-a-week teaching sessions that we could hardly ever attend.  When we filled out our FASFA's it took like 5 or 6 different people to tell us how to fill out the tax portion of our forms and each person told us a different way.  My fiance and I aren't married but we have a son and my fiance supports us both so they were baffled about how to fill out the form with us not being married and who should or shouldn't claim who.  Then I mailed them a form they needed and they told me they never got it, AFTER classes were like a week into session and they wanted me to print off a form when I had no printer and fax it to them.  I had to mail it to them and they supposedly didn't get it.  With our FASFA' alone we wouldn't have had to pay a thing, but they didn't have us fill this out until after we were tricked to sign up for loans.  I will never recommend this school to anyone.  I don't see how they are accredited, if they are.
Sept. 20, 2007, 1:53 p.m.
+1 vote/
Right Tom. I agree, except why would anyone who has the least bit intelligence pay to go to a for-profit if you can go to a non-profit university and get a real education?  Hey, why not buy a degree from a diploma mill if you don't want to earn an education right Tom?
Oct. 1, 2007, 4:57 p.m.
+2 votes/
deputylasttries also works for CTU, don't listen to him!
Sept. 16, 2007, 6:08 p.m.
-2 votes/
non profit university means that its is just a place where they are going to waste all the money that they make to keep their non profit statis. people who are against it probably could'nt afford a for profit school.
Sept. 15, 2007, 8:02 p.m.
+2 votes/
Colorado Technical University if a "for profit" university.
Sept. 6, 2007, 8:15 p.m.
+1 vote/
I believe "This school is a joke" meant "Why not show me a website that says an acadmic institution sucks that is NOT-FOR-PROFIT", the last part of that was wrong.  But all For Profits are not bad.  I believe the education is good at some of them.  They get a bad rap because they have open admissions and agressive recruitment.  The more they take in, the more they make.  But some schools have admitted to this but stated if a student can't cut it, they will drop out.  Its not ethical, but its legal.
Oct. 4, 2007, 4:51 p.m.
+1 vote/
Im looking into ctu, but have found nothing on costs. Why is that? Is it because of all the negitive things ive heard about ctu? Is it because its a overpriced 100% profit money making scam? If someone could take the time to answers thees questions please email me at
Sept. 5, 2007, 8:37 p.m.
+1 vote/
Why not show me a website that says an acadmic institution sucks that is FOR-PROFIT.  By the way, Harvard, Yale, etc are not for-profit.  Meaning all the money they make, the reinvest.  As for other schools with sports, they invest in sports and make good money from it.  Its a circle.  Do you know what it costs a school that actually hires and keeps tenure track PhDs?  Probably not if you went a FOR-PROFIT since most for profits have over 80% adjuncts.

Sept. 5, 2007, 6:37 p.m.
+1 vote/
Yes!  We must stay away from the "For Profit" private schools, Like Harvard, Yale and others, because they are such a waste of money, unlike "Non-profit" schools that do nothing but suck away your tax dollars.

By the way, what DO those "non-profit" schools do with those millions of dollars they receive?  Especially their sports programs.
Sept. 12, 2007, 4:07 p.m.
0 votes/
Has anyone received there FA from CTU that was attending online?
Aug. 28, 2007, 3:44 p.m.
+2 votes/
This school like other FOR-PROFITs are a joke.  This website indicates that CTU is non-profit.  This is not correct.  Their admissions are 100% open including MS and Doctorate level.  This is what makes them not respected.  Being for profit drives them to do anything to make money.  Stay away from any for-profit school.  Online schools are okay as long as they are NONPROFIT!

If you can tell me that open enrollement for a doctorate level degree is acceptable, I must laugh and tell you to go waste your money and get it then because you will never be respected for it.
April 16, 2011, 5 p.m.
0 votes/
I checked online and CTU does not offer Doctorate degrees. I think this is more like a community college (which are all open enrollment also). I did read something interesting, CTU is regionally accredited. This is a huge plus from other onlne schools.  
May 1, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
-1 vote/
CTUO does offer Doctorate degrees. 
Aug. 10, 2007, 12:39 a.m.
-3 votes/
I agree with BigN.  I attended Auburn Montgomery in Montgomery Alabama for 2.5 years.  My employer (fortune 200 company) has an education partnership agreement with CTU.  I'd never heard of CTU before seeing it on the company intranet.  I completed the last 1.5 years of the degree online and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration December of 2006.  All in all I'd say the quality of education was comparable.  I think that the negative stereotype that dominated HR/Management thinking in the past regarding online degrees is fading.  I've learned that many of those who fear the online degrees fear EVERYTHING online, not only the degrees!  These are the type of people that will not pay a bill online at a secure site of their utility provider for example (rather still send the check in the snail mail).  These individuals are sticking their heads in the sand and are not embracing or even aware of the value that new technology brings.  In todays dog eat dog, fast paced business environment online degrees may be the ONLY option for many.  CTU is highly recommended.  For what it is worth, I am 26 and have been with the same company that paid for my education at CTU for 4.5 years now.  HR was very encouraging and believe you me, if there was ANY issue with this university they would not dare have a partnership with them.  I recommend CTU to anyone that is self-motivated and technology minded.
Aug. 7, 2007, 8:27 p.m.
-1 vote/

This past CTU student has posted a negative review on every review board about CTU. I am a student there now and "EARNING" my degree in IT. I have been treated as a professional at all times while attending CTU. I have attended both B&M colleges and other online schools. I have found that CTU requires a lot more work than from most B&M colleges. Usually two papers a week per class that requires modest amounts of research. The instructors are very helpful and want the student to succeed but will not just pass a student. I am very sorry "PAST CTU STUDENT" was treated poorly or unfairly but this is not the case for most students attending this college. I attended the University of South Alabama (major state funded school)and their financial aid department and advisors couldn't hold a candle to CTU.
Sept. 25, 2007, 3:11 p.m.
-4 votes/
I hope that everyone will notice that the person that wrote the review on Sept. the 19th was anonymous. I am a Deputy Sheriff who lives in Canadian, Texas. I actually do not work for CTU. I am however a graduate of CTU and I only posted a review of the school in regards to the aptitude of the professors and the well designed course delivery. I actually never had any problems during admissions and CTU accepted quite a few credits due to my police academy training and other professional state law enforcement training I had received. I actually like the school (although it does have some problems just like any other school) and I think that if someone actually wants to post an unbiased review they should at least attach a call sign or something that they can be identified by. I think that we should all be accountable for what we write and if someone wants to slander a school they should be brave enough to post their identifiers. If anyone would like to contact me in regards to my review you can email me at
May 14, 2007, 8:19 p.m.
+3 votes/
I attended CTU online last year. I didn't have to crack open a book unless it was for my own personal knowledge because I could find all the research I needed over the internet. I had withdrawn from a set of classes and reinlisted for the next set of classes. Well into the first week, SOMEHOW, my information was deleted. I was no longer a student and was told I was not reinlisted, never had, none of my information was up to date, my major change wasn't in the computer system, my advisor change wasn't in the system, even my financial aid information was gone. It was if someone just clicked on my name and hit delete. I spent 3-4 days sending all the emails back and fourth from financial aid, my advisor, everyone just to show I was a current student. FINALLY, they got me back into the classes, but the wrong classes (I sent previous emails from the instructors to prove I was in their classes). By the time I was back into my correct classes, I was so far behind in my assignments and barely keeping up with my group assignments. I decided that wasn't worth being a CTU student and decided to go to a local college. I mailed a transcript request to them to send to my current school. Over a month went by and no receipt of the transcript. Finally called them and was told that they never received it, but then again, they've had a high staff turn over (go figure). So who knows where it ended up. The department I talked to gave me all the information to fax over another request - but no mention of a fee. So one week after the request was faxed, I get an email saying that they have a fee and the transcript will be sent after the payment clears - 3-5 days AFTER receiving payment (even by credit card). I've learned that CTU may be wonderful if you are a current student. You end up off that list, and they don't give a damn. Even with my mess up of being deleted from the system to being a current student to withdrawn, they didn't care if I was bumped out of the system and all the work I did during that first week of class - I was not listed as a current student in their computer. I would NEVER recommend this college to anyone. Online classes are convenient, but CTU is NOT worth the headache.
March 13, 2007, 12:25 p.m.
-3 votes/
As a graduate of CTU Online (MSM) in 2005, I found CTU challenging and rewarding.  After researching online schools, I found that CTU was able to meet all my requirements in a Masters degree.  They have a state of the art online system with improvements added every year to make the online experience even better, even as technology advances, so do they. I have recommended CTU to many of my friends and they enjoy it as I did.
Feb. 14, 2007, 5:46 p.m.
-1 vote/
CTU may have received some unpleasant reviews on some boards, however I'd like to say that in addition to the staff being highly available and interested in students, the educational materials and portal is probably the best out there.  

I have researched almost six comparable degree programs from different "universities" or concerns (some of these online schools are no more than a corporation with a collegiate facade).  However, the could not compare to CTU in price, portal, books, materials and 24/7 live help (watch for hidden costs and undisclosed book fees!!).  

Obviously everyone is looking for different things in a degree program, however at least you know you can attend CTU campuses on-ground and get a quality degree that way as well.  

The instructors/professors are qualified, understanding and active in the respective industries.  I have much experience in the field and thought the couldn't teach me much more however it was not only a solid review but also a solidification of my knowledge and skills.  

The instructors were really professional. They were also like colleagues as they are in the industry and understood when I would have to work late or if there were personal contraints.  Again, not all instructors/ facilitators/professors are perfect.  Don't think you can skate through...some of them grade strictly.

In my opinion it's a great value, they offer good certifications on the road to your degree (so you actually get SOMETHING!!), the curriculum is backed by great organizations and it offers great real world, realistic experience & project work.

-SN is not affiliated with Colorado Technical University in any way.