Colorado Technical University
|Colorado Technical University|
Seal of Colorado Technical University
|Provost||Connie Johnson, Ed.D.|
|CEO||Jack Koehn (acting) |
|Location||Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States|
|Former names||Colorado Technical College|
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).
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. In March 1996, the school was acquired by Whitman Education Group, Inc. On July 1, 2003, Career Education Corporation merged with Whitman, becoming the owner of the University.
On July 17, 2012, the former Chief Executive officer, Jeremy J. Wheaton, resigned, and was replaced by Jack Koehn, previously the chief operating officer.
In November 2012, the University's parent company (Career Education Corporation, which owns about 90 for-profit campuses nationwide) announced that it would close 23 of its campuses, including two Colorado Technical University campuses.
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.
CTU-Colorado Springs, the main campus, is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 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.
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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.
Schools & Colleges
CTU has the following academic divisions:
- College of Business & Management
- College of Engineering & Computer Science
- College of Health Sciences
- College of Information Systems & Technology
- College of Security Studies
- Interdepartmental Degrees
- CTU 2010 Catalog: University Policies, accessed 14 April 2010.
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- Higher Learning Commission: Colorado Technical University
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- Campus Locations - CTU, accessed 07 June 2011.
- Classes and Careers - Colorado Technical University Campuses, accessed 17 July 2012.
- Carnegie Classification, accessed 30 October 2012.
- "Master's Degree Programs". Colorado Technical University.