Colorado Technical University Online

Approval Rate: 63%

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    Tue May 15 2012

    PARALEGALHIGHTOWER SAYS: Seems that the dean of admissions has a problem with accepting enlisted military service members on standy reserve. The cost of tutition has increased three times over since they do not want to acknowledge my affiliation and enrollment in the military service contrary to 10USC§12306; what we have here is a disrepect to the american military system and is foudational objective. COLORADO UNIVERSITY IS A BIASED UNIVERSITY!!!

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    Mon Sep 05 2011

    In my opinion, Colorado Technical University (aka Colorado Tech, Colorado Tech Online, CTU Online and Career Education Corporation) only is an option if you have no other options. If you're considering CTU as a school, you should know/review this items, then do some investigating. 1. They have more than one class-action lawsuits pending against them and already settled one $40 million lawsuit. In my opinion, to avoid too much negative publicity while the government is closely watching online schools, passing new laws and guidelines and considering more. 2. Their advisers are telemarketers basically, not people who went to college for the purpose of working as an adviser. If you request more information from the school directly or naively put your information into an online advertisement in regards to college educations, you will be bombarded with calls. As a test, say you're interested in a degree CTU doesn't offer. Though they claim they will determine if CTU is a good fit for yo... Read more

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    Sat Sep 03 2011

    OK - let's look at some basics. You are paying 14-prices for a degree that you can get at your local community college for a fraction of the price. Many of the programs are NOT accredited, so you will not be able to sit for a credential, and will have a very hard time competing for jobs against community college grads who attended programs that ARE accredited and who actually learned something in their classes. Look at your classmates. How many of them can barely write a coherent sentence? (not many). How rigorous do you think any school is that allows people who write worse than a 5th grader into a college level program? Now, look around as you continue in your classes, and you'll see that a lot of those illiterate writers are STILL in school! Money forgives a lot of bad grades in the for-profit world. Now, think about employers, many of whom KNOW these things. Who are they going to hire? Having that piece of paper (e.g. a degree) is no longer enough to land a good job. You have t... Read more

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    Tue Aug 23 2011

    In 2006 I attended CTU Online, seeking a B.S. in software engineering. In November of that year I was academically dismissed due to poor progress. A tuition debt was incurred by my dismissal, which I paid in full in early 2007. When I later applied to another university in my hometown, CTU Online released my transcripts to that university. In May of this year I was contacted by a collection agency that identified itself as calling on behalf of CTU Online. It said it was trying to collect a debt of approximately five thousand dollars that I allegedly owed to CTU. Not having attended CTU since Fall of 2006, I challenged this debt and retained an attorney at my present school. The attorney contacted the collection agency with an order to turn over all evidence of the debt that I owed. The collection agency never replied. The attorney then recommended that I contact a credit agency such as Trans Union to see if the debt was recorded on my credit report, and I found that it was. T... Read more

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    Thu Jun 09 2011

    I graduated from CTUO in 2007 with a BS in Business Administration-Project Management. I had attended the University of Washington 20 years prior for two years, and did not graduate. CTUO reviewed my 20 year old transcripts and granted credit for all the lower division requirements. Despite having 20 years of increasingly responsible management experience and executive level volunteer assignments on my resume, there was never any discussion about offering “life credits” or waiving any of the upper division classes. I was working full time. I signed up for the accelerated degree completion plan – 2 classes every six weeks. I took the studies and requirements seriously and put significant effort into the assignments. There were many nights I was up until after midnight getting assignments completed. Each class had one or two group assignments. It was evident that not all my classmates had the same level of interest that I had. However, many did, and the group assignments with those ind... Read more

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    Wed Apr 13 2011

    I am not sure how I would rate this school as of yet to be honest. I have been a student with CTUO since August 2010. I am halfway to my Associate Degree and was hoping to continue on through to my Bachelor and Master Degrees. Unfortunately, at this time, that is up in the air. First, the professionalism of the staff leaves something to be desired. If there is an issue and I have to call in, I am never given the opportunity to explain my issue, but am instead interrupted and talked over by staff wanting to argue points or solve the issue before it is explained. I have had this happen with Student Advising, Financial Aid, and Prior Learning. In the eight months I have been enrolled, I cannot remember but maybe one or two calls of the 15+ I have made where I was treated professionally. The last three times, I have had to request a manager to get stuff resolved - this should not occur this way! I have had issues with class mates as well. In the Discussion Board requirements, mos... Read more

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    Sat Mar 12 2011

    Colorado Technical University is a big farce!!!! First of all, they accept people that cannot spell simple words such as cat and dog. The Admissions Advisors routinely help enrollees spell words so that they can fill out their applications for admittance. It's all about enrollments. These poor people get roped into a degree that they will never finish and thousands of dollars of debt because they still have no job and no skills to get one. The Admissions Advisors positions are a business within a business. It is a revolving door where people are hired and trained. Most of the employees do not remain 6months if that long. Most of the Admissions Advisors cannot speak proper English. They are really not Advisors but people that work well in call center environments and that is what it is. If you read this article and are interested in more education online, try your state schools. Most state schools have online classes and you are not roped into a whole program before you are certai... Read more

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    Tue Jan 25 2011

    I am currently attending CTUO, in my experiences the staff have helped me everytime I needed help. I have recieved both real books, and online ebooks, by the way, most colleges and universities are trending towards ebooks, so get prepared for that. Financial aid has always been very helpful, student advising is very helpful, and tech support is there 24/7 365. Higher learning is just like everything else in life, you get out of it, what you put into it. If you do not want to work towards your degree, then CTUO is not for you, because it is challenging and fast paced. The instructors here are just like the instructors anywhere else, some are great, some are good, and some are not so good, but it is there interaction with students that is faulty at times, not their knowledge of their subject. Overall if you want a degree from an Accredited university that is fast paced, will challenge you to learn more, and has always been there to answer any questions that I have had come up, then CT... Read more

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    Tue Jan 25 2011

    I am a couple weeks away from finishing my Associates Degree in General Studies from Colorado Technical University (CTU) and have already enrolled for my Bachelors Degree. The course work can be challenging at times and is certainly fast paced. While I do not always agree with the course tasks (I am not a fan of the discussion board and group tasks), I find the majority of the course work is relevant to real-world situations. This real-world methodology is essentially what CTU is attempting to offer students: a pragmatic approach to earning your degree. CTU isn't right for everyone, but it is right for my needs and I look forward to completing my undergraduate work at CTU. I will most likely transfer to a local, well known school for my graduate degrees. I also wanted to point out that CTU is fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. 1. Go to 2. Enter Colorado Technical University in the Name of Institution field and click t... Read more

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    Thu Dec 23 2010

    You need to run CTU thru the US dept of Education list of accredidated schools CTU is on the list and is accredidated

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    Sun Dec 05 2010

    While researching colleges both online & brick and mortar, I came across CTU and wanted to learn more. Their shady policy of not allowing full disclosure to course requirements until you have applied caused me to have to submit a $50 application fee and now I can't get the "college" to stop calling me. I quickly found that they are in it for the money and will require you to take multiple unnecessary courses as well as repeat previous courses that you took at other universities under the guise that the "title of the course at your previous school differs from theirs" all at a cost that is 15% higher than several other online programs I researched. Additionally, they are extremely disorganized and lost multiple personal papers of mine and were constantly asking that I resend files & forms that had private information on it. Who knows were those details have ended up. I cancelled my application over two weeks ago and am still getting unprofessional & disturbing phone calls. CTU wil... Read more

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    Fri Dec 03 2010

    Ok guys, I am currently enrolled at this school there are some positives and negatives to this institution….I love the atmosphere and professors, the staff is always ready to help you achieve your best while enrolled at their school. Its hard work however it’s not impossible to achieve your degree I feel this school is best suited for those looking to receive their degree but not to transfer to another institution, why? Well because they are NOT accredited. Yes it says they are by the Higher Learning Commission however they are NOT recognized by the US Department of Education!!! I am thankful for this school because it’s put a degree on my belt however I wanted to extend my degree and enter in the healthcare field…( Physician Assistance, Nursing) of course to achieve this you need a degree in biology which CTU does not provide. When I filled out an application at another institution they stated CTU was not an accredited school and would not be able to transfer any of my credits over (... Read more

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    Sun Oct 24 2010

    I am writing about Colorado Technical University(ctu). I did not actually attend this school, however I did apply to this school. I decided not to go, because of financial reasons. I was told by the loan department I would need money right up front above and beyond my financial aid. I could not afford that being a working single mother of two. I was told I would get my application fee back if I decided not to go. It has been 7 months since then, and with numerous phone calls and e-mails (and I mean numerous, not 1 or 2, I mean probably 50), I still have NOT gotten my application fee back. Some of the people I talked to have been so rude. Why is it when they want your money it is debited right then, but when they have to give it back they can take as long as they want. I have even e-mailed the president of ctu and he has never even responded. They are a horrible online university and I would never recommend them to anyone.

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    Thu Oct 07 2010

    While at CTU Online, I asked one of my professors if she thought CTU was delivering a quality education. She would not answer me, instead suggested I e-mail my question to a certain board member. Well, I did send an e-mail and he never responded. Sort of sums it up don't you think?

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    Sat Oct 02 2010

    I will make my review short and sweet. Cost: Considering it is an online university, one would expect to pay a substantial amount. However, I did already have roughly 30 standard college credits towards my degree and I attended CTU Online for 3+ years. My overall bill exceeded $30,000 prior to my employer reimbursement kicking in after each semester. Had I attended a state university/community college combo I would have paid about $10,000 less than that. (This does not include the cost of books, lab fees, activity fees, travel, etc.) Was the cost worth it, yes and no. Academics: I feel that what I learned put me on the level with my co-workers. I obtained the Associates in Business Admin and the B.S. in Business Admin, concentration in Management. Most of my co-workers obtained those same degrees about 8 years prior to me and we're all pretty much at the same place. Either my education is mediocre and I'm super advanced or their education was fantastic and they're just pretty lazy. E... Read more

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    Thu Sep 16 2010

    Sam Current Student ASMBC program Overall I would give this school a good rating. I think the classes are relavent and challenging, except for the gen-ed classes when you start your program. Most of the teachers I have had are professional and willing to help the students learn and understand. The only bad experiences were one teacher who, in my opinion could not speak or write english clearly enough to be a teacher, and one teacher who truthfully hates her job and doesn't care anymore. The group assignments are rediculous. I agree. My only problem with them is many of my classmates have the writing abilities of a grade school child. I'm not here to say that I am a writier worthy of publishing but I do know how to use a spell check. While I may not agree with the group projects or commenting on classmates discussion boards (these are semi-group assignments) I understand why the school uses them. As far as doing nothing but writing, what else are you supposed to do? IT'S AN ONLINE SCHO... Read more

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    Sun Sep 05 2010

    Currently working on my MBA at CTUO and I am being pushed. Graduated with my BSBA in Nov and have had a wonderful experience. Recommended two friends and they too are about to graduate. I am very happy with the eduation I've recieved so far at CTUO.

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    Wed Aug 25 2010

    I did Graduate from this school with a BS in Managment....The experiance was great at first...Then it just went downhill...All decisions are left up to the Teachers,,so if you have problems with an assignment you have to soley rely on them to return any answers,,they have up to 72 hours to do so,,and if you get one that is not so agreable,,,you take the chance of flunking that course because the teacher will not work with you,,,answers,,,late assignments,,,,whatever...There is also questionable practice on Additional Funding..At one point I had to wait for 6 months to get any...I had re-enrolled for my Masters and just quit this school...I'm tired of having to fight with them because they want to hold on to my money every single session now...I am now going into into 2 months of waiting for additional to be placed on my card and was told today that it would be another month...I talked to other students in my classes and a lot of them where going thru the same thing I was....CTU hanging... Read more

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    Wed Aug 18 2010

    While the online classes are ok, vice the group projects that would be better if the professors took the time to only makeup groups with active students. My issue is with University itself. They auto enroll you in a track of classes so they can the most money out of your GI bill benefits. I called the university and told them that I did not want to take as many classes as they had me enrolled for and they told me that I had to call every semester to drop them. The problem with this was that CTU would receive a payment from my GI bill for all of the classes that I was enrolled in thus getting over paid by the VA. Once CTU has the money it is close to impossible to get them to refund the money to you or the VA. I have been trying to get them to refund the VA for the classes that I did not take for the last 8 months. I did not know that I had a debt with the VA till the VA sent me a letter stating that they were going to withhold the debt from my disability pay. (My CTU student acco... Read more

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    Thu Aug 05 2010

    I struggled with going back to college after being out of high school for almost 25 years. I started online schooling at another school, and then found out about CTU online. My admissions advisor, Lori Spitzer was absolutely amazing...she made the process of transferring incredibly easy. It was a long tough haul coming back into school, but Lori was great!! If anyone needs an academic advisor, I would highly recommend Lori. She knows her stuff and will go to bat for you in a heartbeat! Once I started CTU classes, I realized that my academic career was up to me, and although the online learning is unconventional, it was amazing the amounts of interaction with the professors and staff, as well as the other students. I would highly recommend CTU to anyone that is looking to go to college, or return after being away from school for any length of time. I am happy and proud to say that I graduated with my Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice in September 2009. Was it difficult?... Read more

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    Thu Jul 29 2010

    As a graduate of CTU-Online and Amarillo College I can truly say that the experience that I had at the brick and Mortar College and being on-line with CTU were pretty similar, except CTU-online was harder. CTU is a fast pace school, you take (2) class at the same time in (6) weeks. My last (6) weeks of school I had to take (3) classes, talk about a butt kicker. I had to devote a lot of time to school and my family; friends had to take a back seat at times. However, my wife was cool with my work load because she knew she was just as committed as I was and that it would benefit us both in the long run. If you look carefully at the people complaining about CTU you will see that none of them went very far and could possibly be hurt from their failure of not being able to complete anything, or that they possible thought that On-Line schools are easier than brick and mortar schools (who knows what they think, I’m not a failure). None of my instructors copied and pasted anything that wasn't d... Read more

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    Wed Jul 28 2010

    Wow so many bad things to say about my experience at CTU. I realized after six months of attending CTU on-line that is a scam. These people should be ashamed of themselves for wasting tax payer money. I have found a newspaper article that anyone planning on attending any of these ridiculous on-line schools like CTU, ITT Tech, Westwood College or university of Phoenix, ECT... should read. It is titled In Hard Times Lured into Trade School and Debt. By: Peter S. Goodman. The New York Times, March 15, 2010. This article explains exactly what these types of phony schools are up to. I found CTU On-Line to be a miserable experience. The on-line class environment is a joke. All the instructors do is read you a book over the internet. Listening to the instructors just read you a book over the Internet was intolerable and boring. The instructors wou... Read more

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    Thu Jul 22 2010

    I have been attending CTU online for 4 years. I had completed my two year Associate Degree in Science of Criminal Justice. I received several professional certificates from this degree alone. All of the courses in this program is real world application. I am currently enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. If you want hands on learning (technical etc) it's best to go to a traditional college. It only comes out to what you put in this school. I have had good professors and bad professors. As some have already said, they're everywhere including traditional colleges. I began college at the community college in Virginia and that was not a good experience for me. I've had better experience here at CTU online. The only problems I have had is the communication with the financial aid office. They are like vultures sometimes. They contradict their selves continuously, but in the end you do get the result you want if you push and speak to the right person. Either way... Read more

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    Fri Jun 18 2010

    I have zero issues with CTU Online. I've just started furthering my education through them. They took ALL my previous college and military credits. I ended up with almost 50 credits toward my degree which drastically cut down the time it would take to complete it all. 1: CTU Online is accredited. 2: CTU Online is accepted by the VA for the GI Bill. 3: STFU and learn something. Some of the negative reviews are poorly written. Perhaps if you stayed and attempted to learn, you would be able to voice your concerns in a concise and properly written manner.

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    Tue May 18 2010

    Although I attended CTUO for only a month, I can truly say that I learned a lot. I had a lot of unforeseen obstacles in my path and after reading a lot the reviews, the negative ones stood out the most. As a result, I chose to withdraw. I sort of regret that decision now because although I became extremely irritated with so many distractions at home, it was definitely worth it. The assignments were pretty in-depth and required a lot of writing. I feel that had I not read the negative reviews I probably would have been able to overcome some of the obstacles. Studying at home was not as conducive to my learning as I thought. Additionally, however, I was disappointed with the way I was treated by an advisor upon learning that I wanted to withdraw. I had been receiving A's on all of my assignments and he felt it would be wasteful not to finish. However, he didn't have a positive way of expressing that. The tuition was another contributing factor. I did not want to owe a lot of money upon... Read more

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    Sun May 16 2010

    I'm not gonna say the University is perfect or rate what the degree is worth. If you want to get a certain degree in a certain field.....probably shouldn't be doing it online for such a job they look at NAME of the College not what you actually know from the school. Along with experience doing it as well. If you got billed means you signed a Payment Agreement, so if you were DUMB enough to print, sign/date, and send back this form........ really?!? Then you complain about it and call it a hoax? I'm currently using my GI Bill while serving on Active Duty. With that said if my University wasn't up to Veteran Affairs standards or was not Accredited they WOULD NOT approve and pay for the education. So if you are complaining about the University and writing bad reviews due to your own short falls please stop! We all know the people who are ALWAYS the victim and never responsible for what has happened or admit their own errors in the ordeal. I would love to see an honest review that gi... Read more

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    Mon May 03 2010

    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 what did I find? I already had a class schedule and a start date. The school hadn't even received FAFSA info or official undergraduate transcripts. This was fishy. The "adviser" called me three times the next day while I was studying and I kept ignoring the calls. 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 [email protected], as it was stated in t... Read more

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    Mon Apr 19 2010

    I have been attending CTU Online for nine months now. I am working towards a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, and have a 3.90 GPA. So far I have been not impressed at all with this school, and would give it an average rating at best. One of my main problems with this school has been with the teachers. With each assignment you submit, the teacher is supposed to give you a written review of how they graded it. I have found that the majority of teachers just copy and paste the instructions for the assignment into their review, and then only give you one or two sentences consisting of something like “You did a very good job on this assignment.” The instructors do not provide any critical detail on the grading, which makes it hard to correct mistakes when you have them. Another problem with the teachers is that they are hard to get a hold of. I am pretty self-sufficient in online classes, but occasionally do need assistance. The few times that I have had to email instructor... Read more

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    Sun Apr 18 2010

    I normally wouldn't voice my opinion in these columns but in this case felt the need to. I work in education. The university I work for is a competitor to CTU. However, I attend CTU( working on my Masters). I have access to a lot of information that those not in education wouldn't. If you go to you will see that this school is in the same accrediting body as many state universities and community colleges. Think about something logically...anyone who has dealt with the federal government know that in order to receive anything from them they will looking at that information and review it in many different aspects. The same goes for the DOE( Department of education) they will not give you money to go to school if the academics didn't exceed the secretary of education guidelines. After all you have to pay it back.Most private universities have a career placement department. In order to keep an accreditation they must place at least 70% of the student body. A school must not have m... Read more

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    Thu Apr 08 2010

    I have to say that there are many favorable and unfavorable opinions regarding CTU and/or CTU Online. Let's all not forget one thing, it is a for profit school and subsequently has an open admissions policy. Therefore, think about it, if for whatever reason you were unable to get into a traditional school or had to leave a traditional school this may be an opportunity to get a degree. For myself, I have an AS, BS, MBA (next couple of months) and will be starting the Doctorate in July. I also have a degree from a private University from the 80's and also attended state schools during that time. I can agree with some of the negative statements as well as the positive ones. I find the course work to be rather easy, but I also was in business for more than 15 years as an owner, so maybe I understand more. I have asked many of the instructors about the education and many will say it is not a first class education, i.e big state universities etc, but that does not discount the educati... Read more

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    Mon Apr 05 2010

    I recently graduated from CTUO with my Master of Science degree. I honestly call the experience one of my best academic journeys. I have read many of the review already written, and as one person pointed out, "some of the bad reviews are coming from people who didn't have the right mind set to enter a university but especially an university online". I found the program very challenging and rewarding. Yes I had to cancel plans, yes I spent weekends sitting in front of the computer for months on end, yes it was a major impact on my lifestyle, yes there were students in my team that I wanted to strangle, and yes, I did graduate with a honors as a result of my perseverance and discipline. Each professor was different, and the further I got into the program the more I seem to end up in the class of the most strictest professor at the school. But I now cherish those moments. As for the staff, my advisor Laverne Perkins 630 967-5610, was always available to me whenever I called her about a... Read more

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    Tue Feb 09 2010

    I have been going to CTU now for 3-mos and so far I have a 4.0. I think I am going to be on the Chancellor's list? I'm not sure how that goes but as far as I know a 4.0 qualifies. Anyways, yes the courses differ from instructor to instructor. Every instructor is different and of course their way of teaching will be too. I had to work my butt off to get to where I am. At one poing I was faltering in ENG Comp and got two C+'s which brought my grade down to a B. I was not happy with that considering I was mainting a 4.0 in Medical Terminology. When I "payed attention", got off my butt and quit being lazy then the grade showed! It's not easy like some people have stated and how can you rate the school when you've only signed on twice and didn't even try to participate? So, far I have learned Power Point, APA style formatting, writing a efficient essay and medical terminology to boot. I'm looking forward to my future classes and I know if things aren't going well then I need to ... Read more

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    Fri Feb 05 2010

    Stay away from this scam school, they don't care about students. They call you and try to sell you on applying for a student loan, just like annoying telemarketers begging for you to buy something. I have a 7000 dollar student loan thanks to them and did not even take one class. Trying to get a hold of someone at CTU is impossible, once you tell them that you have a problem they put you on hold and forget about you. My GI Bill won't cover that of course, thanks for the bill CTU. GFY!

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    Mon Jan 25 2010

    Traveling in my career prevented me from attending a traditional university for 2 decades. Initially I was skeptical of attending a for-profit school in an online environment. However, in the end, CTU seemed to have the key elements that would accommodate my circumstances. Attending CTU Online isn't for the undisciplined and those seeking an easy path. On average, I invested 20-30 hours a week in course attendance and homework. This either means that I'm slow or my enrollment counselor was being overly optimistic. He led me to believe it would only take 10-15 hours a week. Most of the professors were outstanding. They knew their topics well and communicated in an impressive fashion. A few of them were duds, but how is that different from the traditional school setting. Overall, I learned a lot of things that I've applied in practical professional settings. One instance occurred last week while leading a session with our staff. The group was impressed by some Excel spreads... Read more

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    Fri Jan 15 2010

    The negative ratings are here speak for themselves. You don't see students complaning about real universities like this. My experience, observation was brief. It's like a dude who wants a girl - If he is desperate, any girl in their right mind runs asap, stays away. If he is confident, knows what he is doing, patient, and ok if she doesn't accept (and moves on to next chick), that will attract a woman. If a university is desperate, just wants money - you will read the reviews you read on here/ if you call for one question [and that's it], you are then offered/ given "advising" the same person you initially talked to/ you get 24/7 online chat service (which seems cool at first, but notice real universities who know their degrees mean something don't do that and don't need to) If a U is legit - they could care less if you attend their U - in the sense they are confident about who and what they are and students will be happy with their schooling - so they don't chase others... Read more

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    Fri Jan 08 2010

    I've been a student at CTUO over 3 months now, and I have to say, I really don't know what a lot of the people giving it a bad rep are talking about. I've been taking 2 classes at a time and am on my 4th and 5th classes. 1st class is just an introduction, and comes in 1 part. I've read you just get e-books, yet I get both e-books AND books sent to my home, they even send CD's with them too! I've also read that you don't get books sent to you that are anything about the class? I'm currently in Anatomy and Physiology I, and the book that is sitting on my lap right now is, "Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology - Twelfth Edition", and to top that off, it's the HARDCOVER.... My last class in Medical Terminology, I got a Medical Terminology book. Imagine that! My current task in A&P I is to name 11 systems in the human body, describe every organ in them (as well as any organ that works with them), list all functions these organs do, and also include the anatomical positions in reference to ... Read more

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    Wed Dec 23 2009

    Colorado Tech was a terrible disappointment for me. The academics go nowhere!!! I was enrolled at CTU for 6 months and the same academic themes were repeated over and over. I kept thinking that the next course session would finally present material relevant to my course of study only to be disappointed again and again. What could have, and was, learned in within the first courses I took were repeated, and repeated, and repeated...... A money trap in hindsight!!! I also really felt that original thinking is discouraged; giving oneself credit as a resource is seen with suspicion and reflected in grades given. You might pay a little less at CTU, but it's definately no bargain!!!

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    Sun Dec 13 2009

    "The teachers GIVE you the answers'? I don't know which classes YOU were taking, but in my years with CTU (2 BS, 1.5 Masters degrees) I have NEVER had an instructor that gave me anything I didn't have to LEARN. Some instructors were better than others, but that was no different from my MILITARY life, some commanders were better than others, or my professional life, some managers were better than others, or now, in my personal health life, some of my past doctors have been better than others. That is life! CTU, in my experience always worked with me to get me in the classes I wanted, and they never pressured ME, even though in the beginning it took me two WEEKS to decide if I was even going to go to that school. Regardless, you get out of your school what you put into it. ALL my past professors always made time to be sure the student was clear on the subject being discussed. While I can understand the frustrations I am reading that the school was not what YOU wanted it to be, let me as... Read more

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    Wed Nov 18 2009

    I wanted to finish my degree in the shortest time with all the necessary credits. I was naive and unaware of the consequences that go along in finding a job with a degree from a mediocre school. I was just finishing my military duty and had the opportunity to acquire my BS in Information Systems from CTU. My Associates was honored and I finished my Bachelors in less than two years. I knew I made a mistake when the credits I was earning from the school were not transferable to other state schools and I was maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout my entire attendance. I graduated thinking that it was too easy. Later, I sent out resumes for a year. No job agencies would contact me and I did not get any leads from any organizations wanting to hire me. Companies wanting to sell me Microsoft Certification classes was about it. I was able to land a contract position and later hired on as a full-time employee by making contact with an old friend who helped me get hired as a Software Develope... Read more

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    Tue Oct 20 2009

    I too am a victim of CTU. I logged in 2 times at the advice of the advisors at the school and now they want to say I owe them money and I NEVER attended a class. DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING WITH THIS SCHOOL AND DO NOT LET THEM TALK YOU INTO GOING. I found it to be a ripp off and the advisors are preditory. I think they work on commision.

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    Thu Oct 15 2009

    As far as classroom and Instructors go I thought the school was just fine, I rate it terrible because of thier tendency to want to steal your money, and the fact that they wont admit that they screwed up and then expect me to pay for thier mistakes, Long Story Short I'm planning on Filing a class action law suite against CTU. If anyone is Interested in joining me contact me at [email protected]. and let me know your story, Id like to built a large database of examples and stick these shisters with a huge lawsuite.

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    Mon Sep 21 2009

    My experience with CTU spans about 2 years. I am working towards my degree in Accounting, and CTU appeared to fit the bill. Don't get me wrong, I have had great instructors and some very bad instructors. More than a few times, I made the appropriate comments on my end of course survey. After one year, I withdrew because I ran out of money (My employer offers tuition reimbursement and I had reached my cap). I came back, to find that the curriculum had been revised. The revision was a vast improvement. This is where I ran into trouble: I planned to go on vacation (with very limited internet access) and had made arrangements with my instructor to work with me on assignment submissions. The arrangement were made with the understanding that I would have the same instructor for the subsequent class. The first day of class, I found that I had been moved. The second instructor did not seem to be as willing to work with me. In addition, the planning for vacation took more time that ... Read more

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    Sat Sep 19 2009

    hmm, I just joined CTU and I am seeing some awesome reviews but bad ones from staff, just a bit scared now, I guess I had such a bad time with UOP that I am ready to get one a university that doesnt do students dirty. So what if they want to make money, thats their jobs, another thing is that if you have questions about accusations then ask, research it, not every university is fit for everyone, thats why you search and choose what suits you and of course I have bad things to sad about UOP but thats because I didnt care for how they ignored the many times I contacted them abour homework than turned around and it was a request for money, not any answers to my former questions. They had me signed in their university within ten minutes of being there, CTU gives you the grand tour before they ASK if it is okay to take it to the next thing. Can anyone give me some GOOD advice on how to start on a good foot with CTU when I begin. I am wondering why some of these staff are working at CTU tha... Read more

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    Tue Sep 01 2009

    I graduate in Feb. 2010 my experience at CTUO has been the best experience I went to a local college in my town for 6 month and quit because it wasn't challenging enough. I enrolled in CTUO and have been having a ball I have learned so many new things and I feel like every assignment is a challenge. You have to want something for it to work you have to put your 200% to make it and thats what I like I'd rather have me teaching myself and figuring it out on my own than have a teacher who I just listen to and write down every thing that they say. You will have to attend all of the live chats and read all of your assignments and really put forth effort to make a good grade. ALL OF YOU THAT ARE COMPLAINING ARE LAZY THEY ARE NOT JUST GONNA HAND IT TO YOU YOU HAVE TO WANT IT AND GO GET IT! WE ARE ALL GROWN UPS.

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    Sat Jun 27 2009

    I think that people need to stop whining, what college doesn't have a recruiter or admissions department? All you have to worry about is the following things: Is the school accredited? Did you learn anything while enrolled there? Did you get a great job offer while in your junior or senior year of college? If so are you making a profitable return on your investment? If you have answered yes to these questions, then nuff said. Forget all the dumb whining talk, the world is negative enough. If you didn't like CTU then pack up and move on, stop trying to dog them for your bad experiences or dumb mistakes. You live and you learn from them, not whine like a child.

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    Sat Jun 27 2009

    I just completed the MBA Technology Management program at CTU. The quality of the education is comparable to my brick and mortar experience at Texas Tech. If you really read the ratings and opinions in this thread, it is readily apparent that those who are rating the school poorly have issues in most cases which are not related to the quality of the education. The online education process is a challenge which requires discipline and the ability to work through problems on your own. It is not for everyone. Like all education, you generally benefit to the level that you invest of yourself. Good luck to all. R

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    Sat Jun 06 2009

    I am getting ready to start with ctu so i do not know much about what they are like yet, but let me tell you something, the reason I am going to ctu is because I am leaving axia college of university of phoenix which is the business "school" or division of uop and I wouldn't wish that school on my worst enemy. They told me an associates in business management would be $12,500 before I joined, well 6 months later and 2 rates raises it turns out it's going to be $25,000. now, for an education, that's not bad, but I was lied to in the beginning when they wanted me to join, and also when I esigned my loan application for the $12,500 they had me sign an open agreement. So the university can take as much of money as they want when they raise their rates and never even have to bother to ask me if thats okay. I'm half way through an associates degree and 20 grand in the hole and didn't find that out until recently because they didn't deem it necessary to tell me. when i started asking questio... Read more

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    Sun May 31 2009