Colorado Technical University
Highest Degree Level
Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution that was established in 1965. It offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in business, management, and technology-related subjects. Colorado Technical University has around 24,000 undergraduate and 2,700 graduate students enrolled across the university’s five residential — Colorado Springs, Colo.; Denver, Colo.; Pueblo, Colo., North Kansas City, Mo.; Sioux Falls, S.D. — and online campuses.
Applying to Colorado Technical University is fast and easy for all students. The university encourages all students that have a desire for a post-secondary degree to apply. CTU is looking for motivated students who are looking to make a difference in their future.
Students applying to the traditional campus locations’ undergraduate programs are expected to have a high school diploma or GED. Upon submission of their application and $50 application fee, students will need to complete an interview with the school. These interviews typically take place over the phone or in person. This interview will give students a chance to ask any questions about the school or the admissions process as well as give the school a better understanding of each incoming student. Students of the traditional campus locations will also be expected to take the Accuplacer exam. This test will give the university the opportunity to place students in the best math and English classes. This test is not a requirement for application and does not apply to online students. Students that are pursuing a graduate degree must have proof of an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
The university strives to provide support services to veterans and military personnel. Many of the admissions advisors at Colorado Technical University have served in the military or have received training into their protocols or procedures.
The university works hard to uphold all United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) policies. By doing so, all international students will be expected to register as a full-time student and must attend a full academic year and complete their program in a timely fashion. International students pursuing a degree online do not have to meet this requirement. All international students will also be expected to submit a certified English translation and evaluation, provide a statement of financial support and list the means by which tuition will be paid in advance, provide proof of English proficiency, and meet all other admissions requirements.
The Online Classroom
Both Colorado Technical University’s online and residential degree programs offer part-time and full-time enrollment, therefore the time to completion is dependent upon a student’s semester course load and enrollment patterns.
Colorado Technical University has three academic calendars, two 11-week quarter schedules and one 5 1/2 week schedule. Colorado Technical University has an average general education requirement of 57 hours for an associate degree and 66 hours for a bachelor’s degree. Some programs may require additional general education classes. An associate degree at Colorado Technical University requires 93 credit hours and a bachelor’s degree requires between 180 and 183 hours. Additionally, Colorado Technical University also offers Air Force ROTC classes.
Colorado Technical University utilizes a proprietary user interface for online students called My Unique Student Experience (M.U.S.E.). The virtual campus is tailored to suit various learning styles and to help students connect what they learn to real-life situations that could be encountered in the workplace.
Colorado Technical University is committed to providing students hands-on, industry-related, and relevant programs. They select faculty with demonstrated industry experience. These individuals hold advanced degrees in their field and work experience. The university works with the faculty to provide ongoing professional development, review, and certification. By supporting the faculty, CTU believes students will be able to thrive in their curriculum.
Why We Stand Out
- Colorado Technical University is regionally accredited as a university by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Colorado campuses have been authorized to award degrees by the State of Colorado’s Department of Higher Education’s Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The Kansas City campus has been approved to grant degrees by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education of the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Additionally, Colorado Technical University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The university’s Bachelor of Science degree programs in computer engineering and electrical engineering at the Colorado Springs Campus are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
- The university understands the importance of technology and the emerging ways that students look to stay connected. They offer a variety of classroom environments, mobile access to study materials, social networking, and one-to-one communication.
- Most of the university program content has been reviewed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This ensures that the programs are relevant and provide students with the knowledge they need.
- The university has a strong commitment to the U.S. armed forces. They are a DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College.
- Through the university’s Department of Military Education, all active military, veterans, and military souses are provided with the help that they need to reach their education goals.
Colorado Technical University charges non-military students $305 per credit hour to pursue an undergraduate degree online. The cost of an online degree Colorado Technical University, for non-military students, can range from $28,365 for an associate degree to $56,120 for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Military students are charged $210 per credit hour; however the discounted tuition rate only applies to a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a specialization in either consumer or organizational behavior. The per-credit-hour costs at Colorado Technical University also includes the costs of books and fees.
Colorado Technical University participates in a variety of student loan programs, from federal and private sources, which must be repaid. Federal loan programs, such as the Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans and the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, are options for U.S. citizens and legal residents. Students attending Colorado Technical University are also eligible to participate in the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant programs.
Private education loan programs are options for all applicants, including international students. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the Financial Aid Data forms are required to determine eligibility.
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