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 #1 online school for military veterans.