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Colorado Technical University - Online Reviews of Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

22 Reviews

Locations:   Colorado Springs (CO) 

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67% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

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Sarnali (Sara) Shaw

Reviewed: 12/29/2019

Degree: Criminal Justice

Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution and runs like one. While I can say that a majority of my professors were wonderful, there were a few situations that were awful and there was little help to resolve said issues. I would suggest thinking long and hard before attending any for-profit college.


Reviewed: 12/7/2018

Degree: Criminal Justice

As a veteran focused on completing a degree, CTU was very useful in completing that goal. The per credit cost is a bit high, but the value of the degree makes that cost worthwhile. I had good luck with instructors and support staff. I was motivated and did a lot more work than some of my peers. Some of the instructors graded quite easily, while others were more strict. Over the years, the degree has paid for itself and I am glad the program has provided me with the benefits of increased compensation... Read More

Graduated student

Reviewed: 6/22/2018

Degree: Criminal Justice

I graduated from CTU in My 2018. Overall I really enjoyed my experience. The school worked with me a lot when I had a family emergency and had to take a session off from my accelerated degree plan. The instructors are mostly pretty educated and really care for you to succeed in general as a student. Most classes werent too difficult, minimum study time. Group projects were a joke though. My entire time here I think I did all group projects alone, but thats probably b just my bad luck. My only issue... Read More


Reviewed: 6/6/2018

Degree: Criminal Justice

STOP.....STOP......STOP , do not sign up! This school is a fraud! Another Corinthian degree, profit mill. The tuition is all out school state prices, don't be stupid, CTU online wants $325 per unit, and credits are not transferable and the degree is no better than toilet paper! Your local community college is the best opportunity you will have and they also have a online degree program! I was defrauded in 2005 when online schooling was still in the beta phases, I didn't know any better since i did... Read More

Alena Nicole Chestnutt

Reviewed: 4/22/2018

Degree: Criminal Justice

i really do love this school. just because you can work at any pace before your deadline. its pretty simply if you can keep working on your studies . if your a busy person just by completing 20 mins a day help . it does say study at least 3hours a day . that doesnt matter if your completing everything you need to be done. very great school . so far i have been almost a month and its great. i really do hope it continues that way i graduate around 2021. hopefully sooner would be nice


Reviewed: 7/20/2017

Degree: Criminal Justice

I am just finishing my degree at CTU online and have been very happy with my experience. First of all, their online portal is great. It is very easy to navigate and user friendly! I had looked at other schools previous to my enrollment at CTU and CTU by far had the most impressive online portal. I found the instructors to be helpful, and always answer questions. Out of all my courses, I only had one instructor that wasn't very helpful, however after reaching out to my student adviser, the issue was... Read More

Kara Clark

Reviewed: 2/6/2017

Degree: Criminal Justice

The university overall was good. The instructors were knowledgeable and the coursework was good. While the degree itself did not help me obtain the career I'm in, it has helped me with a pay raise. The costs was reasonable in my opinion as well. If I had to go back and do it again, I would use Colorado Technical University Online again.


Reviewed: 12/21/2016

Degree: Criminal Justice

I have read student reviews that are all over the spectrum about CTU. I can personally attest that the degree program is presented in a professional and demanding environment by seasoned professional instructors who are subject matter experts that have extensive and diverse experiences in the field. These subject matter experts demand hard work, personal responsibility and accountability.. They do not babysit and they do not coddle. I. four years, I never had a professor who was lacking. They understand... Read More


Reviewed: 12/8/2016

Degree: Criminal Justice

I am a current student. Ctu is great for people who need more one on one time. Smaller classes I'm not to found of the online program. I prefer to take a ground class. Everyone there has been so helpful to me and my teachers are experienced in the field they are teaching. Yes it's a lot of money but it will be worthwhile in the end. I started aug 17 2014 and winter of 2018 (Jan) which is next year is when I graduate I recommend this for ground classes.


Reviewed: 3/18/2016

Degree: Criminal Justice

I would like to say I had my questions and concerns about CTU. I been enrolled for 10 mouths this now. I love it. Not much of a problem for me. I have made great grades so far. Only had to repeat one class so far which was Eng-103. I hate English, plus my laptop just broke. So that made it harder to complete my course. I believe in this school, I've waited and prayed for this. The checks have been very concisdence as well. I am able to communicate with instructors and classmates. It is 100% real... Read More


Reviewed: 1/19/2016

Degree: Criminal Justice

I have an associate's degree and two certificates after having attended two universities and three community colleges. I will be completing my bachelor's degree on 02/09/2016 at C.T.U. with a 3.95 GPA. I can honestly say it was a lot of busy work! Between discussion board assignments, individual projects, group projects, and intellipath, the work load makes up for the lack of tests and exams that are not incorporated into the program. Some teachers were better than others, some classes were redundant... Read More

Mackenzie Rowe

Reviewed: 7/2/2015

Degree: Criminal Justice

This school scammed me out of 3000. Bill collector called and told me I owed even when I supposably had finacial aid. Now I am being called everyday to pay because someone gave false info telling me I had F/a. This school is a scam and the online classroom is very unprofessional. The F/a advisors are rude and the admission advisor I had was fired for inappropriate contact with students.

Matthew Vincent Blackstock

Reviewed: 8/27/2014

Degree: Criminal Justice

First off, I graduated in 2007. Things may have changed a bit and it was in transition when I was studying. Almost all of the instructors were extremely helpful with only one exception. He was critical of everyone's work but the criticism was not constructive. It seems like they make a good faith effort to find instructors that work in the field that you are studying. I really enjoyed my time there and it assisted me in obtaining a position as a Criminal Investigator in a State Police agency in Texas.... Read More

Pauline Johnson

Reviewed: 8/5/2014

Degree: Criminal Justice

This is a college that I have been referring to all of my friends. I have never had such support with any other college whether online or in class. They push you to do your best and follow up to show that they really care about your goals in life. I love this experience even in the hard times it is better than the rest in my opinion


Reviewed: 7/11/2014

Degree: Criminal Justice

I loved to attend CTU for my undergrad. The instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful. Every part of my education there was very useful and I learned a lot. The live chats and interaction with teachers were great and they really help to clarify questions and to learn from the live lectures. This was the best part of the experience. It was like attending class with all of the other students and the teachers. Great concept and teaching model. I highly recommend CTU to all very busy people because... Read More


Reviewed: 5/19/2014

Degree: Criminal Justice

I recieved my bachelor degree in criminal justice at CTU. The courses were challenging at first, then I learned to use my time wisely. The Instructors have PHD's and their backgrounds are well experienced in their field. The instructors were helpful in assisting me in understanding several courses. The material was not outdated and the courses were proffesional as well as academic peer reviewed. The financial aid advisors are not as knowledgable as I would like them to be, but fortunately I've talked... Read More

Linda Harris

Reviewed: 1/8/2014

Degree: Criminal Justice

I graduated from CTU in December 2013 with my bachelors in criminal justice. I loved it it was a very good experience for me. All departments where very helpful for example, the last class I had messed up on my final grade because I had all A's on the assignments but the overall grade was a B I immediately contacted my adviser and it was corrected within 24 hrs. I found most of the teachers were very good there was only a couple that I didn't think allowed us to participate during class time or gave... Read More

Terri Allen

Reviewed: 10/15/2013

Degree: Criminal Justice

Colorado Technical University to me is the best kept secret. Tuition was reasonable and its online campus was easy to navigate through, I have no complaints at all! This school was great at assisting me with my financial aid application, instructors would respond promptly to my emails, all my books and materials were given to me on time. My overall experience was wonderful and to put icing on the cake, the graduation in Denver was superb!. I have saw some of the other reviews that claim CTU credits... Read More


Reviewed: 8/27/2013

Degree: Criminal Justice

Colorado Technical University Online (CTUO) is not a school for everyone. The courses used to vary from 11 weeks to 5 weeks but I guess they decided that they were not pumping enough students through the system. All courses are now 5 weeks long. There are some good instructors, that is, instructors that want to help you learn but for the most part instructors are low quality and do not help at all. I have had some instructors that barely speak English. The books are mostly e-books that you cannot... Read More

Dave Funke

Reviewed: 3/1/2013

Degree: Criminal Justice

I am not here to argue for or against CTU in the same ways many of you are. The only thing that pisses me off is their stinking site maintenance prevents us from accessing the online virtual campus or getting assignments in on time etc. it's totally ridiculous and unnaceptable to do site maintenance when students need full access to the campus etc.

Why do they not do it during their online campuses scheduled breaks and time off like the holidays etc.? They could have done this over the Christmas and... Read More

Honestly I don't think they give a crap what we students think. Thanks tech support you really do SUCK!!!

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