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Colorado Technical University Online


Colorado Technical University Online (CTUO) is an online college that provides associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees online. Founded in 1965 as the Colorado Electronic Training Center, Colorado Technical University has evolved to offer the online college as well as two on-campus sites located in Colorado. The university offered its first online classes in 1995, with the first online degree programs coming available in 2000. Over 99 online degree programs are available in the fields of business and management, engineering and computer science, health care, security studies, project management, and information systems and technology.

Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Points of Distinction

  • Online-based college with campus locations available
  • Associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees awarded
  • Smartphone app available
  • "Top Tier of Online MBA Programs for 2015" by CEO Magazine
  • Online programs ranked highly by Military Times Magazine ("Best for Vets") and U.S. News & World Report
  • Experienced faculty and staff


Faculty members at CTUO possess the advanced degrees and teaching qualifications needed to provide students with industry-current information and instruction. They are charged with fostering the success and development of their students through a highly interactive virtual setting. Many of the instructors have real-world experience, allowing them to bring their professional knowledge to the classroom.

Student Life

Students attending Colorado Technical University Online experience a flexible learning schedule, allowing them to maintain their busy life commitments while attending school. CTUO students will use the Intellipath learning system -- an adaptive system that recognizes what the student already knows, allowing students more control over their learning and the ability to move more quickly through course materials. Students will also use the M.U.S.E. learning platform which delivers course material in audio, video, and interactive formats online. CTUO provides many online communities for students to stay connected to the school and each other. A career services department is available for career coaching, interview preparation and professional networking. Financial aid also is available to those who qualify.


  1. Online & Campuses, Colorado Technical University, http://www.coloradotech.edu/campus
  2. History of CTU, Colorado Technical University, http://www.coloradotech.edu/about/history
  3. Online Degree Programs, Colorado Technical University, http://www.coloradotech.edu/online-degree-programs
  4. Accreditation & Licensure, Colorado Technical University, http://www.coloradotech.edu/about/accreditations
  5. CEO Magazine 2015 MBA Rankings, CEO Magazine, http://www.graduate-forum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/MBA-RANKINGS3.pdf
  6. Best for Vets: Colleges 2014, Military Times Magazine, http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131111/EDU04/311110003/Best-Vets-Colleges-2014
  7. Colorado Technical University Online Programs, U.S. News & World Report, http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/colorado-technical-university-126827
  8. Intellipath, Colorado Technical University, http://www.coloradotech.edu/online-degree-programs/intellipath
  9. MUSE Learning Platform, Colorado Technical University, http://www.coloradotech.edu/online-degree-programs/muse-learning-platform
  10. Faculty Profiles, Colorado Technical University, http://www.coloradotech.edu/academics/profiles

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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