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Colorado Technical University

Established in 1965, Colorado Technical University was focused on providing training for former military personnel in technical and vocational areas of study. Today, this institution of higher education has expanded its mission to provide career-oriented education in industry-current programs as well as through its outreach with campuses in Colorado Springs, Denver, Kansas City, Pueblo, and Sioux Falls. Along with undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Colorado Technical University goes a step further with its Educational Alliances Program. This program consists of Community College Educational Alliances to help students earn a degree through a baccalaureate degree completion program as well as Corporate Educational Alliances that allows professionals to advance their work knowledge and skill.

Programs Offered

CTU offers students more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations. It has colleges dedicated to business and management, engineering and computer science, health sciences, information systems and technology, and security studies. Dedicated to helping students get an education no matter where they are, this institution of higher education gives students the option to engage in campus-based or online learning. Four associate degrees, 27 bachelor’s degrees, 32 master’s degrees , and nine doctoral degree programs are available through CTU’s Virtual Campus, which was recognized in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program’s “Best of the Best” in the Education and Academia category.


Colorado Technical University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, since 1976. It is also authorized to award degrees by the State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Some of Colorado Tech’s programs have specialized accreditation from agencies for health science and engineering, which can be viewed on its website.


To be admitted into a CTU degree program on campus, applicants must have graduated from high school or earned their GED, complete a personal interview, and depending on program, earn a satisfactory score on one or more entrance examinations. Some CTU campuses may also require applicants to take the Accuplacer exam that assesses their skill level in reading, writing, and math. Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from previously attended institutions for evaluation.

Those applying to online programs at CTU must submit an application for admission, participate in a telephone interview with an admissions advisor, and submit official school documentation, such as high school or college transcripts.


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