Colorado Technical University
Seal of Colorado Technical University
|Colorado Technical College|
|Provost||Connie Johnson, Ed.D.|
|Location||Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States|
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. About 92% of Colorado Tech's students are fully online.
In 2016, the school reported enrollment of 21,200 students.
Colorado Tech has no 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.
The NSA and the Department of Homeland Security recognize CTU as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. According to Colorado Tech, CTU has more than 70,000 graduates worldwide.[non-primary source needed]
Colorado Tech's parent company, Career Education Corporation, has been under investigation by Attorneys General from several states and the US Federal Trade Commission for deceptive recruiting and lying about accreditation and job placement rates.
The university maintains Colorado campuses in Colorado Springs (main campus) and Denver, which has two campuses: the northern campus in Westminster, and the southern campus in Aurora. Additionally, a number of its degree programs can be completed entirely or largely online.
CTU-Colorado Springs, the main 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.
The CTU campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is scheduled to close in September 2016.
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 41 full-time and 1204 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
USNWR online program rankings (2016)
|Graduate Information Technology Program||18|
|Graduate Criminal Justice Program||23|
|Best Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)||91|
|Best MBA Programs||148|
Colorado Technical University (CTU) ranked tied for 58th on the U.S. News & World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2015. CTU was recognized for its online bachelor’s degree programs. It placed 18th for master’s degrees in computer information technology and 22nd for master’s degrees for criminal justice.
In 2015, Colorado Tech had 155 complaints from military veterans who used the GI Bill feedback system. That ranked the school fourth highest in complaints, behind University of Phoenix, ITT Technical Institute, and Devry University.
Lawsuits, investigations, and financial problems
In 2013, Career Education Corporation, Colorado Tech's parent company, settled with the New York Attorney General for deceiving students about accreditation and placement rates.
The Attorney General of Connecticut is serving as the point of contact investigations for attorneys general investigations from the following states: Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington (January 24, 2014); Illinois (December 9, 2011); Tennessee (February 7, 2014); Hawaii (May 28, 2014 ); New Mexico (May 2014); Maryland (March 16, 2015); and the District of Columbia (June 3, 2015). Career Education Corporation has also received inquiries from the attorneys general of Florida (November 5, 2010), Massachusetts (September 27, 2012), Colorado (August 27, 2013) and Minnesota (September 18, 2014).
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