CTU begins operation as the Colorado Electronic Training Center in a building originally used as a roller rink.
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.
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.
CTU matured as an institution of higher learning by offering its first doctorate programs and pioneering the freedom and flexibility of online learning.
CTU's Virtual Campus was named "Best of the Best" in the Computerworld Honors program's Academia and Education Category.
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.
The International Graduate Forum named Colorado Technical University in its Top 10 Online MBA Program Rankings.
Military Times ranks Colorado Technical University among the top online schools for military veterans.
CTU Awarded ACBSP Accreditation for some of its Business Programs.
CTU receives a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award for its intellipath™ adaptive learning technology.
CTU Students Named Finalists in National Security Innovation Competition.
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.
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.
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.