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Colorado Technical University
Colorado Technical University
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Seal of Colorado Technical University
Former names
Colorado Technical College
Type For-profit[1]
Established 1965[1]
Provost Connie Johnson, Ed.D.
Undergraduates 23,094[2]
Postgraduates 2,703[2]
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Campus Urban, Online
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Colorado Technical University (CTU) is a for-profit university in the United States. Founded in 1965, CTU offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, primarily in business, management, and technology. About 92% of Colorado Tech's students are fully online.[3] Colorado Tech has no public or official affiliation with the State of Colorado.


The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). It is a subsidiary of Career Education Corporation. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Colorado Springs campus are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.[4] The business degree programs offered by Colorado Technical University are ACBSP accredited.[5]

In 2016, the school reported enrollment of 21,200 students.[3]


The school was established as Colorado Technical College in 1965, with a focus on training former military personnel in technical and vocational subjects. In 1995, the institution gained university status and changed its name to Colorado Technical University.[6]

The NSA and the Department of Homeland Security recognize CTU as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.[7] According to Colorado Tech, CTU has more than 70,000 graduates worldwide.[8][non-primary source needed]

In 2013 and 2014, Military Times magazine ranked CTU #1 Best for Vets in the category for online and non-traditional universities.[9] It achieved this ranking again in 2016.[10]


CTU receives approximately 95% of all funds from the US government, including about $3 million from the Department of Defense and $33 million from GI Bill funds.[11]


The university maintains Colorado campuses in Colorado Springs (main campus) and Denver, which has one campus: in Aurora.[12] Additionally, a number of its degree programs can be completed entirely or largely online.[13]

CTU campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota closed in September 2016.[14]


Colorado Tech's President is Andrew H. Hurst, who was an executive at Education Management Corporation for 10 years.[15]

Colorado Technical University offers accredited degree programs in business, engineering, and applied scientific disciplines, including Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Information Systems and Technology, Management, and Public Administration.[16]

Colorado Tech employs 41 full-time and 1204 part-time instructors.[17]

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Colorado Tech's online graduation rate is 24%.[18] The Colorado Springs campus graduation rate is 27%.[19]

Schools and colleges

CTU has the following areas of study: [20]

  • College of Business & Management
  • College of Engineering & Computer Science
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Information Systems & Technology
  • College of Security Studies
  • College of Project Management


USNWR online program rankings (2016)

Bachelor's Program 63
Graduate Information Technology Program 18
Graduate Criminal Justice Program 23
Best Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) 91
Best MBA Programs 148

Colorado Technical University (CTU) ranked tied for 58th on the U.S. News & World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2015. CTU was recognized for its online bachelor's degree programs. It placed 18th for master's degrees in computer information technology and 22nd for master's degrees for criminal justice.[21][22][23][24][25]

In 2015, Colorado Tech had 155 complaints from military veterans who used the GI Bill feedback system.[26][27] That ranked the school fourth highest in complaints, behind University of Phoenix, ITT Technical Institute, and Devry University.

In 2016, Colorado Tech was again ranked Best for Vets by the Military Times.[10]

Lawsuits, investigations, and financial problems

Colorado Tech is currently under heightened cash monitoring by the US Department of Education to provide additional oversight of cash management.[28]


  1. ^ a b "2010 Course catalog : University Policies" (PDF). Retrieved . 
  2. ^ a b "College Navigator - Colorado Technical University-Online". Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b "ceco-10q_20160630.htm". Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ "ABET - ABET accreditation". Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ "Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs". Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived June 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Centers of Academic Excellence Institutions". National Security Agency. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ "CTU Alumni". Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Best for Vets: Colleges 2013 Online and nontraditional". Military Times. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ a b "2016 online and nontraditional colleges - Military Times". Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "133 for-profit colleges get more than 90 percent of their revenue from taxpayers". Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ "Colorado Technical University". Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "CTU Online and Campus Degrees". Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "CTU Closing Its Sioux Falls Campus". KELOLAND News. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ "Management". Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ "Master's Degree Programs". Colorado Technical University. 
  17. ^ "EDGAR Pro". Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "College Navigator - Institution Not Found". Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ "College Navigator - Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs". Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ "Areas of Study | CTU". 2013-02-15. Retrieved . 
  21. ^ "CTU rankings". Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "CTU Bachelor's Program ranking U.S. News & World Report". Retrieved . 
  23. ^ "CTU Graduate Information Technology Program ranking U.S. News & World Report". Retrieved . 
  24. ^ "CTU Graduate Criminal Justice Program ranking U.S. News & World Report". Retrieved . 
  25. ^ "U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings". Retrieved . 
  26. ^ "GI Bill Comparison Tool". Retrieved 2017. 
  27. ^
  28. ^ "Heightened Cash Monitoring". 20 April 2017. Retrieved 2017. 

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