U.S. News & World Report Rankings Include Colorado Technical University on Three “Best” Lists

  • January 16, 2015
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CTU listed among the Best Online Programs for 2015 for online bachelor’s degrees and online master’s degrees in criminal justice and IT.

US News and World Report Best Online ProgramsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 16, 2015) – Colorado Technical University (CTU) received high marks on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2015. CTU was recognized for its online bachelor’s degree programs and placed 18th for master’s degrees in computer information technology and 22nd for master’s degrees for criminal justice.

This is the first year U.S. News & World Report included criminal justice programs in its ranking of master's degree programs, which previously only included programs in education, engineering and information technology, and nursing.

“We believe our online programs set the standard for modern education and feel privileged to be a part of the inaugural listing for criminal justice,” said Dr. Connie Johnson, provost and chief academic officer of Colorado Technical University. “There is nothing more telling of our commitment to online education than receiving recognition in the highly sought after U.S. News & World Report rankings.”

The Best Online Program rankings were based on four criteria, including: student engagement; faculty credentials; student services and available technologies; and peer reputation. Some programs were subject to additional criteria, which are outlined in the ranking methodology.

CTU’s mobile-responsive online classroom and adaptive learning system, intellipath™, not only make learning accessible, but tailor course content so students are able to master essential topics and unlock new opportunities to learn. Classes are taught by industry practitioners trained to deliver education in a virtual format. Many instructors have advanced degrees and significant experience working in their field.

CTU takes a hands-on approach to student service, with dedicated teams to support the unique needs of military students and career coaches who work one-on-one with students to advance their career goals. The relevance of the university’s curriculum is regularly updated by advisory boards comprised of recognized industry leaders and validated by programmatic accreditors and professional associations, which have designated CTU’s degree programs as satisfying established standards for education.

“These three rankings are a testament to the quality of CTU’s curriculum and our innovative learning technology.” said Andrew Hurst, university president of Colorado Technical University. “Our students include busy professionals and military service members who see the value and flexibility of online education. We’re proud to provide an academically rigorous education that continues to be recognized externally.”

Colorado Technical University has garnered accolades for its programs and innovation in learning technology. In 2014, CTU received a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award for use of its adaptive learning platform, intellipath, to administer prerequisites for the online MBA program. CTU’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business School Programs (ACBSP) and CTU’s inclusion in the National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity was extended for years 2014–2019 by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Read more about CTU’s awards and accreditation.

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