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Colorado Technical University
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5 College Senior

Online Courses: The work load is the best and also professor/ student relations are amazing. I interact with every instructor I have and they are willing to help.

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4 College Junior

Online Courses: Well online classes differ from traditional classes because for one we aren't in a physical classroom. Also we can listen to the chats at anytime. If we are struggling with a concept or chapter in the course we can go to a virtual learning lab to help us understand it better. Workload is a little bit more strenuous than a traditional because we're online and only meeting once or twice a week whereas traditional may meet everyday, so we have more individual projects and discussion boards, in essence more writing project than the traditional would have.

5 College Senior

Online Courses: I never thought online learning could be as knowledgeable versus being in an actual classroom. This is a great learning experience.

5 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Online courses at CTU have been a blessing for me. They give me the necessary tools and resources along with top notch teachers to help me exceed my goals in the future. I've been going to Colorado Technical University going on two years and I tend to graduate in 2015

4 College Junior

Online Courses: i can do everything on my own time schedule and if i do have any problems or questions all i have to do is ask and i do get responses almost immediately


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 3rd
    Best Tech Support
  • 6th
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 10th
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristi Greenwood
Business Administration/HealthCare
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Colorado Technical University Online offers a variety of online courses, from accounting to healthcare to IT technical. Each course is structured to your schedule and your major or concentration. Students have an online instructional class at least twice a week; this class can be attended on the scheduled time frame or can be tailored to your schedule by visiting the prerecorded class.

Technology is a major part of completing online school courses, from navigating the CTU site to using the Internet to gain the research for completing the assignment. You do not need to be an expert user of technology, but you must be willing to learn and experiment with the required sites and options offered at CTU. Most relationships within CTU are just like any relationship within daily life; some personalities will clash and some will connect, but for the most part, everyone you come in contact with at CTU will be personable and friendly. There are no so-called "tests." Grading is based on completing your assignments well and on time, and having the basic knowledge of the subject at hand.

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
  • CTU is so easy.
  • Everyone is very dedicated.
Required Tech Skills
Being able to type, learn, and navigate on a basic computer is all that you have to know about technology-wise at CTU.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
A typical online lecture is a very friendly environment and provides the instructor and the students with the opportunity to learn from each other and to get to know each other. The lectures are very hands-on and interactive.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
Typical online courses usually begin with an assignment that allows all fellow classmates and instructors the opportunity to get to know each other, followed by step-by-step interactive learning per subsequent assignment. There are a few hands-on assignments that not only teach, but also make the lesson interesting and sometimes fun.
Online Testing & Grading
There is no real "testing," per se, at CTU. Your basic college requirements are daily and weekly assignments. You must attempt to learn throughout the course, staying involved within your class and with your fellow classmates. These are the areas that you are graded on.
Did You Know?
  • CTU has personnel that are on staff to help you with any technical, financial, or educational needs.
  • CTU online can be completed anywhere you go that has Internet access, at any time of the day that is convenient for you.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 226 responses

Very poor
  • Appropriate class sizes
  • Course availability
  • Section/class availability
  • Convenience
  • Course management system (submitting assignments, viewing grades, etc.)
  • Discussion/interaction with other students
  • Manageability of workload
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Tech support
  • User-friendly technology

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of your online courses?    Based on 232 responses

  • 30% Applicable to the real world
  • 26% Learned a lot of new things
  • 25% Will advance my career
  • 14% Will help me switch careers
  • 5% Learned a few new things
  • 0% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 0% Waste of time

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 226 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interaction with students
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students


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