Colorado Technical University
Seal of Colorado Technical University
|Colorado Technical College|
|Provost||Connie Johnson, Ed.D.|
Colorado Technical University (CTU) is a for-profit university in the United States, 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. Colorado Tech has no public or official affiliation with the State of Colorado.
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 posses the designation for cyber operations.
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. According to Colorado Tech, CTU has more than 70,000 graduates worldwide.[non-primary source needed]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.
The university maintains Colorado campuses in Colorado Springs (main campus) and Denver, which has one campus: in Aurora. Additionally, a number of its degree programs can be completed entirely or largely online.
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 41 full-time and 1204 part-time instructors.According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Colorado Tech's online graduation rate is 24%. The Colorado Springs campus graduation rate is 27%.
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.
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.
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