Accreditation: One More Reason You Can Count on a Quality Education at CTU

By Connie Johnson, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer

Colorado Techncial University sealI’ve always been proud of the quality of education we offer students at Colorado Technical University (CTU), and today I’m excited to share more about our recent reaffirmation of accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

In the United States, colleges and universities may voluntarily seek accreditation, a process that helps to ensure established standards of quality in higher education. The accreditation process is lengthy and involves an extensive review process. But it’s an undertaking that we know matters because it gives you further evidence of the quality education you receive at CTU.

More important, we respect your time and value your investment in your education, and maintaining accreditation is a process that we know supports your goals. After all, many opportunities – such as Federal loans, tuition assistance, future admittance to certain graduate schools rests on whether you’ve earned a degree from an accredited institution.

Thanks to the hard work of many faculty and staff, we received the reaffirmation of accreditation last October. This designation will remain for ten years. It’s important to realize that during this ten-year period, CTU will continue to be diligent in upholding the standards of excellence that enabled us to earn accreditation. In the 2016-2017 school year, we will undergo a comprehensive review, and we must also provide two interim review reports to HLC.

If you’re not familiar with accreditation, Stephen Whitten, CTU’s Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, has written an informational post to get you up to speed. Of course, we also invite you to connect with members of our Admissions team if you have questions about earning your degree at CTU.

CTU Faculty - Connie JohnsonConnie Johnson, Ed.D., is chief academic officer/provost at CTU working with both online and ground degree programs. She leads CTU Academics and Student Affairs and brings more than 20 years of experience in academics. Connect with Dr. Johnson on Twitter @DrConnieJohnson.

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