Today's Education For Tomorrow's Professionals

Our History

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In 1965, Colorado Technical University was founded in Colorado Springs, where the main campus remains embedded in a vibrant and growing community. As the needs of a dynamic professional industrial complex expanded, the University evolved from a technical training school to a respected university with graduate-level programs in many of today’s most technologically demanding fields.

1965 CTU begins operation as the Colorado Electronic Training Center in a building originally used as a roller rink.
1970s Throughout the 1970's, with the aerospace and military industries fueling area economies and generating a demand for a highly trained workforce, CTU adapted and elevated its curricula to help meet the demands of employers seeking industry current engineering and computer science professionals.
1980s CTU recognized the pending impact of technology on every industry, from engineering and information technology to business and criminal justice. New curriculums were planned in anticipation of the impact a booming Internet would soon have on education and the desires of career-motivated professionals to stay current with emerging technologies.
1995 CTU matured as an institution of higher learning by offering its first doctorate programs and pioneering the freedom and flexibility of online learning.
2009 CTU's Virtual Campus was named "Best of the Best" in the Computerworld Honors program's Academia and Education Category.
2010 CTU's M.U.S.E. (My Unique Student Experience) received the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, "2010 Innovative Best Practice/New Program" award.
2012 The International Graduate Forum named Colorado Technical University in its Top 10 Online MBA Program Rankings.
2013 Military Times ranks Colorado Technical University among the top online schools for military veterans.

CTU Awarded ACBSP Accreditation for some of its Business Programs.
2014 CTU receives a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award for its intellipath™ adaptive learning technology.

CTU Students Named Finalists in National Security Innovation Competition.
2015 CTU’s Online Degree Programs received the 2015 Award for Outstanding eLearning Program from the Instructional Technology Council (ITC) as a result of our leadership and innovation in the areas of instruction, course/degree development, faculty support, and professional development.
2016 Military Times ranks CTU in the Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Top Colleges and Universities.

U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) ranks Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor degrees among its list of Best Online Programs for 2016.
2016 The IMS Global Learning Consortium, (IMS Global/IMS) the world leader in EdTech interoperability and innovation, recognized CTU as a 2016 Gold Medal winner for its Virtual Classroom technology.

CTU Mobile was named a 2016 Appy Awards finalist for Best Mobile App for Education.

Our Mission

Your GoalsOur Commitment

If you're looking for a university that understands how important it is for you to make a smart decision about your education, you've come to the right place.

Colorado Technical University’s mission is to provide industry-relevant higher education to a diverse student population through innovative technology and experienced faculty, enabling the pursuit of personal and professional goals.

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Welcome to Colorado Technical University, a university of choice for a growing number of career-motivated students.

If you are an experienced professional seeking to retain your competitive edge, a degree holder ready for the challenge of graduate school or someone preparing to enter the professional world, CTU may have the program and the learning style that could work for you.