Colorado Technical University
|Colorado Technical College|
|Type||Private For-profit university|
|Provost||Connie Johnson, Ed.D.|
Colorado Technical University (CTU) is a private for-profit university with its main campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The university is owned by Perdoceo Education Corporation. 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. According to Colorado Tech, the university has conferred more than 118,000 degrees worldwide.[non-primary source needed]Colorado Tech has no public or official affiliation with the State of Colorado.
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 2012, CTU began using a proprietary adaptive learning program called Intellipath, to provide personalized learning. In 2013 and 2014, Military Times magazine ranked CTU #1 Best for Vets in the category for online and non-traditional universities. It achieved this ranking again in 2016. The CTU campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota closed in September 2016.
Lawsuits, investigations, and financial problems
On March 9, 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs suspended G.I. Bill reimbursement eligibility for Colorado Technical University and several other for-profit schools due to what the V.A. said were "erroneous, deceptive, or misleading enrollment and advertising practices", giving the schools 60 days to take "corrective action". The VA withdrew its threat of sanctions in July 2020.
Colorado Tech's President is Andrew H. Hurst, who was an executive at Education Management Corporation for 10 years. 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.
Colorado Tech employs 52 full-time and 1095 part-time instructors.
Schools and colleges
CTU has the following areas of study: 
- 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
In 2019, Colorado Technical University was ranked 476th out of 500 Masters schools by Washington Monthly. CTU is also ranked tied for 152nd on the U.S. News & World Report lists for Best Online Programs. US News currently ranks CTU tied for 85th for online bachelor's programs for veterans.
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 Perdoceo, formerly 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. The business degree programs offered by Colorado Technical University are ACBSP accredited. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security recognized CTU as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. The school retains this designation. But does not possess the designation for cyber operations.
According to the College Scorecard, Colorado Tech has a 25 percent graduation rate. Salary after completing ranged from $24,012 (AA in Health and Medical Administrative Services) to $74,576 (Bachelors in Computer/IT). For student debtors in repayment, 32 percent were in forbearance, 25 percent were not making progress, 18 percent defaulted, 10 percent were in deferment, 7 percent were delinquent, 5 percent were making progress, 2 percent were discharged, and 1 percent were paid in full.
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