Colorado Technical University

4435 N Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3812

School Details

Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution of higher learning located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. CTU offers a variety of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. Established in 1965, Colorado Technical University began as a school that dealt primarily with training former military personnel in vocational and technical subjects. Today, CTU has grown into a much larger university with a wide variety of courses available to students. Colorado Technical University has several traditional campuses both in and out-of-state in Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo, North Kansas City, and Sioux Falls. In addition, CTU has a large online presence through their online degree programs. CTU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Colorado Technical Institute currently has about 26,000 students with around 23,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduates. A vast majority of the university’s student body is online all across the United States. The average age of all current students is 35 and 30 for full time students. CTU offers students career counseling, employment services for undergraduates, financial aid counseling and placement services for graduates. Applying for admission to CTU is a fairly streamlined process and is broken up into on-campus students and online students. Online students are asked to fill out an online application that will ask for contact information. There is a $50 application fee. Once the information is received, an Admissions Advisor will contact students for a phone interview. Every student is required to have an interview. Here, students can ask the Admissions Advisor any questions they may have about the enrollment process. Additionally, the phone interviews are used to determine whether or not the student meets admission requirements. After the phone interview, students must submit official school documents such as high school transcripts or equivalency as well as undergraduate transcripts for graduate programs. Last, students must ensure their English proficiency. Students who speak English as a second language must submit TOEFL scores of 500 or 550 for undergraduate and graduate respectively.

Tuition at CTU varies by program and whether or not students are earning their degree traditionally or online. Total program cost for online programs can range from around $30,000 for associate’s degrees to $55,000 for bachelor’s degrees. Associate and bachelor’s degrees cost per credit hour is $305. Total master’s program cost is around $28,000 and cost per credit hour is $585. Colorado Technical University also offers active duty military personnel reduced cost per credit hour. For active military, total online program cost can range from around $19,500 for associate’s degrees to $38,000 for bachelor’s degrees. Associate and bachelor’s degrees cost per credit hour for active military is $210. Master’s programs are around $22,000 with a cost per credit hour of $460.

Colorado Technical University offers five different schools of specialization including:

  • College of Business & Management
  • College of Engineering & Computer Science
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Information Systems & Technology
  • College of Security Systems

Within these schools, CTU offers several degree levels including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral. Average program completion length varies by student due to each individual’s schedule. Associate programs require 93 credits on average to complete their program. Bachelor’s degrees require 182 credits on average to complete and master’s programs need 48 credits on average to complete. Students should take into account their schedule as well as full or part-time student status when considering program completion length.




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    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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