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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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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,

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.

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.

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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

Alabama Residents

Colorado Technical University is authorized by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to operate a private school pursuant to the Alabama Private School License Law. Colorado Technical University is approved to offer programs in Alabama by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

Arkansas Residents

Colorado Technical University is certified to offer online degree programs by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6- 61-301.

Not all programs are available for students and applicants residing in Arkansas. Please contact an advisor for additional information.

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

Maryland Residents

Colorado Technical University is registered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 767-3388.

Missouri Residents

Colorado Technical University’s (Kansas City campus) authorization to award degrees has been granted by the State of Missouri, Department of Higher Education, 3515 Amazonas Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65190. (816)751-2361


Colorado Technical University is authorized to offer educational programs and award degrees and diplomas in the State of Wisconsin by the Educational Approval Board, 201 West Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Madison WI, 53703. (608) 266-1996.

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.

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