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Accreditation & Licensure

Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is performed by private membership associations. Colorado Technical University has accreditations with the following organizations:

University Accreditation

Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411). This independent corporation was founded in 1895 and is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

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Notice of HLC Comprehensive Evaluation of Colorado Technical University

Colorado Technical University (CTU) is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. CTU will host a visit with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to its Campus Support Center on Wednesday, 4.26.17, and a visit to its Colorado campuses from Monday, 5.8.17, to Tuesday, 5.9.17. CTU has been accredited by HLC since 1980. The team will review the University’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address:

Public Comment on Colorado Technical University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by April 7, 2017.


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Colorado Springs Campus are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years. For additional information, please visit the


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

The business degree programs offered by Colorado Technical University are ACBSP accredited*.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business degree programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. Established in 1988,  is a business accrediting organization for all associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.

*Please check individual degree program pages to see which business programs are accredited by ACBSP.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Read more about CTU’s RN-BSN degree program’s CCNE accreditation here.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

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

Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center

Six of CTU's Project Management degree programs and concentrations are Globally Accredited by PMI® through the PMI® Global Accreditation Center (PMI-GAC). Learn more about CTU's Project Management degrees and relationship with the .

State Licensure

Department of Higher Education, Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) 

Colorado Technical University's authorization to award degrees has been granted by the State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, Colorado Commission on Higher Education: 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80204. (303) 866- 2723 http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Complaints/ComplaintPrivateInst.html

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the School’s grievance procedure which can be found in the catalog. The school’s grievance procedure allows for the prompt resolution of grievances. For additional state and accreditor contact information, please click here.