Colorado Technical University

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Colorado Technical University
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Seal of Colorado Technical University
Former names
Colorado Technical College
Established 1965[1]
Type For-profit[1]
Provost Connie Johnson, Ed.D.
Undergraduates 23,094[2]
Postgraduates 2,703[2]
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Campus Urban
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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. 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 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.[3] In 2009, CTU’s Virtual Campus was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the Education and Academia category. [4] In 2012 and 2013, The International Graduate Forum's CEO Magazine named Colorado Technical University in the top 10 Online MBA Program Rankings [5] In 2013, Military Times magazine ranked CTU #1 Best for Vets in the category for online and non-traditional universities.[6] The NSA and the Department of Homeland Security recognize CTU as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. [7][non-primary source needed] CTU currently has over 70,000 graduates worldwide. [8][non-primary source needed]


Presently, the university maintains Colorado campuses in Colorado Springs (main campus), Denver, and Pueblo, and out-of-state campuses in North Kansas City, Missouri and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Additionally, a number of its degree programs can be completed entirely or largely online.[9]

CTU-Colorado Springs, the main campus, is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[10] This campus has been classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Doctoral/Research University (D/RU) that is Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) dominant.[11]

There are two campuses in Denver: the northern campus in Westminster, and the southern campus in Aurora.[10]


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.[12]

Schools and colleges[edit]

CTU has the following areas of study [13]

  • 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

Admission of military personnel[edit]

According to the New York Times, “There is such pressure to simply enroll more vets — we knew that most of them would drop out after the first session,” said a former military admissions adviser at Colorado Technical University until this spring, when he was fired, he said, for not meeting his quota. “Instead of helping people, too often I felt like we were almost tricking them.” [14]



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