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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Colorado Technical University™ Among Its List of Best Online Degree Programs For the 9th Consecutive Year

Mar 21, 2023   |   Press Releases
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – 3/21/23– Colorado Technical University's quality degree programs and service to its students have placed the University on several of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs ranking lists once again.

CTU® has been named among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs and Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans for the 9th year in a row, rising in rank from its position on both lists from last year. The “Best Of” listings demonstrate CTU's enduring commitment to technology-driven education and student engagement, including our Virtual Campus and award-winning CTU Mobile App.

“Being included on these lists is an incredible honor,” says Elise Baskel, University President. “We strive to offer our students quality, industry-relevant education, and this distinction is further evidence that we are achieving that mission every day.”

Each year U.S. News & World Report, a respected authority in education rankings, evaluates regionally-accredited online degree programs on criteria including services and technologies, engagement, peer review, and faculty credentials and training.1

U.S. News & World Report notes that the vast majority of the students enrolled in these schools are in their 20s to 40s and usually working while pursuing a degree [1]. CTU's online degree programs are specially designed for nontraditional students who often juggle work and family responsibilities and want to advance in or change their career paths. CTU ranks among the best in the following 2023 online education categories2:

  • Best Online Bachelor's Programs (9th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans (9th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs (9th consecutive year)
  • Best Online MBA Programs (8th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Master’s in Business Programs, Excluding MBA (8th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology Programs (9th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs (5th consecutive year)
  • Best Online Bachelor's in Business Programs (3rd consecutive year)

"The U.S. News & World Report rankings are a testament to the quality of CTU’s academic programs and our commitment to our students,” says Dr. Kathleen Schnier, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, and Provost. “I couldn’t be prouder of this recognition and the team that made it possible.”

1 "Methodology: Best Online Bachelor's Programs Rankings." U.S. News & World Report. Accessed February 13, 2023.
2 " Colorado Technical University." U.S. News & World Report. February 13, 2023.

About Colorado Technical University

Since 1965, 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 available, students can pursue a variety of degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. CTU offers 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. For more information about CTU, visit

Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional 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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