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Colorado Technical University Ranks Among 2021 Best Online Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Feb 05, 2021   |   General, News, Press Releases
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – 2/4/2021 – Colorado Technical University™ is ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year.

For seven consecutive years, U.S News & World Report has recognized Colorado Technical University (CTU®) among its Best Online Programs lists. Most notably, CTU ranked for the 2021 Best Online Bachelor's Programs and Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans.

Being named among the universities in the Best Online Programs year-after-year is a great honor, shared University President, Andrew H. Hurst. CTU's commitment to quality degree programs and student support guides us, and we are grateful to receive these rankings again in 2021.

As a media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions, U.S. News & World Report publishes independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that have earned their readers' trust for more than 85 years.

U.S. News & World Report ranks programs that operate predominantly online; however, the rankings do not differentiate between programs operated by for-profit and nonprofit schools. The collection of information necessary to create the 2021 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings required compiling a list of schools offering bachelor's degree programs online and collecting data from these schools.

In developing the 2021 Best Online Bachelor's Programs rankings, U.S. News & World Report assessed online colleges based on four general categories: student engagement, services and technologies available to students, faculty credentials and training, as well as expert opinion on the academic quality of programs.

Dr. Connie Johnson, Ed.D, CTU's Chief Academic Officer and Provost, noted: CTU's recognition among these rankings continues to affirm our dedication to our students and our faculty and staff's commitment to growing as leaders in hybrid learning and online education.

CTU ranked for the following 2021 online education categories by U.S. News:

  • Best Online Bachelor's Programs (7th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans (7th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs (7th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs (7th consecutive year)
  • Best Online MBA Programs (6th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Master's in Business Programs, Excluding MBA (6th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Master's Engineering Programs (4th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs (3rd consecutive year)
  • Best Online Bachelor's in Business Programs (new ranking category)

About Colorado Technical University

For 55 years, Colorado Technical University (CTU) has helped students fit a real-world education into their busy daily lives. With more than 80 degree programs and concentrations in which students can pursue a variety of degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. CTU provides flexible online classes, accessible through the University’s Virtual Campus or the innovative CTU Mobile app. CTU also maintains two ground campus locations in Colorado Springs and Aurora, Colo. With the help of faculty and industry professionals, CTU has awarded over 118,000 degrees to traditional campus and online students since 1965. For more information about CTU, visit

Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. CTU cannot guarantee employment, salary or career advancement CTU is a member of Perdoceo Education Corporation (NASDAQ:PRDO). For more information, visit

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