CTU and CCCS Agreement Extends Higher Education Opportunities to Thousands

DENVER (April 28, 2014) – More than 160,000 community college students in the Denver area now have access to greater educational opportunities following an Admissions Promise agreement between  Colorado Technical University (CTU) and the Community College System of Colorado (CCCS).

“Our classes and programs are designed to help students begin their academic career, cultivate a special interest, or acquire training to advance in their jobs,” said Dr. Nancy McCallin, CCCS president. “This collaboration with CTU is another way our current and prospective students can take the next step in their education and career path.”

The agreement ensures admissions and academic support for students transferring from a Denver-based CCCS campus, including: Arapahoe Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Front Range Community College, Community College of Aurora, and Community College of Denver to CTU upon completion of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences degree.

Building upon an existing partnership between both institutions, this agreement allows 90 quarter hours of transferable credits into CTU. Students are eligible for a 30-percent tuition grant for attending a CTU ground campus in their junior year, along with a 20-percent tuition grant their senior year. Students transferring into CTU’s online platform will receive an overall five percent tuition grant.

In addition to the tuition grant, CCCS students transferring into CTU have access to the valuable resources CTU offers its online and ground campus students, including: 

  • Innovative Learning Tools – the project-based Professional Learning Model™ enables learners to achieve more when given opportunities to practice their newfound knowledge and skills in near-world situations, putting students in the active role of collaborative problem-solvers and project initiators.
  • Dedicated Career Coaches –students and alumni have access to qualified career coaches; career services tools; relevant webinars covering topics ranging from career planning to employer profiles; and a unique LinkedIn partnership that can help enhance your professional digital profile.
  • Strong Professional Network –with access to experienced faculty, industry professionals and more than 70,000 alumni, students can grow a powerful, professional network they can put to use throughout their career.

“At CTU, our focus is to remove barriers so students can achieve their educational goals and career aspirations,” said Chris Dwyer, vice president of CTU Educational Alliances. “We open the door to prospective students and make available the multitude of our university’s resources.”

About Colorado Technical University
Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education to connect students to what matters most in reaching their professional goals. CTU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by real-world faculty members who enrich the curriculum with their industry experience and prepare students for today’s challenges and the hard-hitting problems of tomorrow. CTU’s personalized, online learning system allows students to control what, where, when and how they learn. Students can also learn and connect on campuses in multiple cities. With the help of faculty, industry professionals and more than 70,000 alumni, CTU students can also grow a powerful professional network to use their entire career. For more information, please visit www.coloradotech.edu.

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools.  For more information, visit www.careered.com. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at http://new.coloradotech.edu/financial-aid/student-disclosures.

About CCCS
The Colorado Community College System comprises the state's largest system of higher education. Its career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges serve more than 162,000 students annually. In addition, CCCS oversees 1200 secondary and 800 postsecondary career and technical programs in more than 150 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions across the state. For more information about CCCS, visit www.cccs.edu.


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