Colorado Technical University (CTU) was founded as Colorado Technical College in 1965 and was formed to train former military personnel technical and vocational skills such as television and radio repair. It gained university status in 1995 and became Colorado Technical University. Courses at CTU can be taken at any of its campuses within Colorado, other states such as Missouri and South Dakota, and distance learning through Colorado Tech Online.
The University offers online degree programs at Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s levels in the fields of Business and Management, Criminal Justice and Public Administration, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Information Systems and Technology, and Interdepartmental Degree. Admission requirements vary depending on the course and level of the program. Tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis and, just like admission requirements, is program-specific. In case financial assistance is required, qualified students can avail of federal and state grants, private scholarships or student loans. Military personnel may be eligible for tuition discounts. More details on the admission requirements, tuition and financial aid available is available at the CTU website or through CTU’s admission’s office.
CTU is a private, for-profit learning institute and has been a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1980. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the Missouri Department of Higher education. CTU’s College of Business Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute while the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
CTU was ranked 4th in the 2000 Online Education Database’s ‘Acceptance Rate’ category, and placed 18th in the ‘Scholarly Citations’ category.