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Classes start December 7, 2021!
Welcome from the President
As president of Colorado Technical University, I am very proud to be part of an institution of higher learning focused on serving a diverse student population through innovative technology.
CTU offers you choices in the type of education you receive – and how, when and where you pursue your degree. We are dedicated to providing excellence, innovation and flexibility in education and lifelong learning options, from the Associate to the Doctoral level.
In a technology-driven world, it’s imperative that our students are exposed to advanced technology. At CTU we embrace new technology and use it in innovative ways to enhance your learning experience. We offer you the advantage of connectivity, interactivity, and freedom of choice. From multiple classroom delivery options and mobile access to your coursework to social networking, you can engage in a true university experience whether you study on campus, online or a combination of both.
At CTU, we believe strongly in the importance of guidance and mentoring relationships that foster growth and motivate students to meet new challenges by helping them build their skills, knowledge and confidence. Our faculty, student advisors, career services resources and tools and support staff are focused on individual student satisfaction and success.
CTU is committed to your ongoing personal discovery and professional achievement, whether you join us at the Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level. With the option to pursue your degree full-time or part-time, on campus or online, CTU offers an opportunity to advance your education while respecting your lifestyle.
Welcome to Colorado Technical University.
Commitment to the Military
It all started with an Air Force Lt Colonel who wanted to help U.S. Veterans transition back to civilian life more easily through education. Lt Col Robert (Bob) Turkisher was a flight engineer. He was also our founder and first president…the first to set us on our course. Turkisher reached out to his friend Air Force Colonel Richard Davis, from the Air Force Academy, who was a pilot and then transitioned to the Human Resources (HR) career field. Turkisher hired him as his right hand and the Human Resources Director, so he could concentrate on the school’s programs and accreditation. CTU is a Military-centric school and has awarded millions in scholarships to active duty service members, veterans, and their families since 2008. Serving those who have risked their lives for our country is embedded in our past, present and future.
Founded in Colorado
From an old roller rink in Manitou Springs, Colorado, where our founders opened a technical school, to the growth of other campuses throughout the state, our roots are buried deep in the Colorado soil. Our mascot, a golden eagle, was inspired by Indian folklore about a brave becoming a man. The folklore described how the chief took the brave to the top of a mountain where he morphed into the golden eagle, flew over the land below, gained knowledge and wisdom and returned to lead the tribe. The importance of gaining wisdom to lead has fueled CTU’s quest to teach real-world, industry-relevant curricula throughout the years.
Commitment to innovation and online education
In 1995, we introduced our online school and took our commitment to educating career-focused adults into homes coast to coast and continent to continent. Our online school reaches far and wide—from U.S. military personnel stationed at bases overseas to students in China aspiring to enrich their education. We are proud to provide effective, award winning, online and virtual learning options for our students.
CTU is proud to be known for its fresh take on the quest to gain knowledge. Proud to be at the forefront of emerging technology. And proud to make a real difference to those who are a part of our history.