Colorado Technical University (CTU) is a for-profit university in the United States. Founded in 1965, CTU offers
undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, primarily in
business, management, and technology. The university is regionally
accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission (HLC) of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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
In March 1996, the school was acquired by Whitman
Education Group, Inc. On July 1, 2003, the controversial
Career Education Corporation
merged with Whitman, becoming the owner of the University.
On July 17, 2012, the former Chief Executive officer, Jeremy J.
Wheaton, resigned, and was replaced by Jack Koehn, previously the
chief operating officer.
In November 2012, the University's parent company (Career Education Corporation,
which owns about 90 for-profit campuses nationwide) announced that
it would close 23 of its campuses, including two Colorado Technical
University campuses. A local newspaper reported: "The closures come
as for-profit campuses find themselves under growing scrutiny for
their recruitment practices, student debt loads and job placement
Presently, the university maintains Colorado campuses in
Colorado Springs (main campus),
Denver, and Pueblo, and out-of-state campuses in
North Kansas City, Missouri and
Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Additionally, a number of its degree programs can be completed
entirely or largely online.
CTU-Colorado Springs, the main campus, is located in Colorado Springs,
This campus has been classified by the Carnegie
Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a
Doctoral/Research University (D/RU) that is Science, Technology,
Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) dominant.
There are two campuses in Denver:
the northern campus in Westminster, and the southern campus in
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
 ===Schools &
Colleges=== CTU has the following academic divisions:[citation
- College of Business & Management
- College of Engineering & Computer Science
- College of Health Sciences
- College of Information Systems & Technology
- College of Security Studies
- Interdepartmental Degrees