High Standards For Academic Accomplishment

Colorado Technical University takes education seriously. To maintain our academic standards, we constantly strive to provide you with innovative approaches to learning and meaningful connections to a supportive professional community.

The CTU Professional Learning Model

Having applicable knowledge and knowing what to do with it can be two totally different things. All of CTU’s degree programs are designed to immerse you in project-based situations that replicate the real-world workplace, so you may be prepared to handle future challenges and opportunities when they arise.

The CTU PLM™ places you in the active role of collaborative problem-solver and project initiator, engaging you in complex, real-world situations and challenging you to organize research and solve problems.

Course Delivery Structure

In today’s real-world, it’s not easy or practical for most people to commit to rigid class schedules and a traditional college approach to education. At CTU, we think anyone with the motivation and desire to earn their degree should have a school that understands and supports their existing responsibilities. That’s why we provide you with so many options regarding how, when and where you continue your studies.

From personalizing your learning preferences through our M.U.S.E. learning system to tailoring your education to fit into your current lifestyle, CTU offers you flexibility and convenience to help you achieve your goals.

Class Structure

Quarterly System
  • 5½ week classes
  • 100% Online
*11 week courses with 2 week breaks are currently available for select programs at the Bachelor, Master’s and Doctoral levels only.

Coursework Structure

Assignments can be:

  • Discussion board posts
  • Individual projects
  • Group projects
  • Knowledge checks
  • intellipath™

Students explore information and study from:

  • Live chats and archives
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Discussion board interaction
  • Assigned readings from textbooks or articles

Grading Structure

  • 4.0 scale
  • Assignments are scenario and project based learning
  • Track progress daily through the Virtual Campus


Depending on your program, CTU sessions are 5½ or 11 weeks long and students can choose their preferred credit load.

Full Time Credit Load

Allows students to take 2 classes per session. Full Time is the fastest way for students to complete their degree program and the option we encourage most students to do.

Standard Credit Load

Allows students to alternate the course load each session so they could take 1 class in their first session, 2 classes in their 2nd session, 1 class in their 3rd session and so on.

Part Time Credit Load

Allows students to take 1 class per session.

Accreditation & Affiliation


If you are looking for the right school to pursue your education, it´s important to consider accreditation.

Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. CTU also has other programmatic accreditations that may be of interest to you, depending on the degree program you plan to pursue. A CTU Admission Advisor can answer additional questions you may have about our programs and our school.

Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC is an independent corporation founded in 1895 and is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Colorado Technical University is a CHEA member and is accredited by a CHEA-recognized accrediting organization. A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. For additional information, please visit the CHEA website.

The ACBSP accreditation demonstrates our commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement. Additionally, it recognizes the power of our unique combination of real-world faculty experience, a problem-based learning model, and classroom technologies that permit more interactive learning.

Six of CTU’s Project Management degree programs and concentrations are accredited by Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

The University is a Registered Education Provider and has accredited programs through the Project Management Institute (PMI®)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resource Management and Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resource Management fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at Colorado Technical University are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.