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Colorado Technical University Ranked as One of “Best for Vets” Business Schools by Military Times

Monday, June 1, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

Newest ranking marks the third time CTU has made the “Best for Vets” list

From marketwatch.com:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jun 01, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Colorado Technical University (CTU) has been listed in the Military Times “Best for Vets” 2015 Business Schools rankings issue. This prestigious list identifies schools that provide exceptional curricula and programming for our country’s veterans.

Military Times considers many factors when determining whether an institution is military-friendly, including the quality of the graduate business program and curriculum; how credits are applied and transferred from other institutions; scholarship funds specifically allocated for service members; and dedicated military admissions advisors. When evaluated according to these priorities, CTU is proud to:

  • Offer specially-trained military education benefits specialists, admissions advisors, and career coaches to assist with the unique needs of the military
  • Encourage every active duty, reserve, and veteran student to request their military transcripts for a thorough and early transfer credit evaluation
  • Be recognized by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report for Best Online Bachelor’s DegreePrograms for 2015
  • Offer the Wounded Warrior Scholarship which annually provides full tuition coverage for a degree program to fifty eligible wounded service members, veterans, their spouses or their caregivers
  • Be regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and offer degree programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

“CTU’s business programs are some of the most popular among our military students and it makes us very proud to be included in this list as an excellent educational provider,” said Dr. Gail Whitaker, university dean of business and graduate studies. “We know how hard our service members work to achieve their goals and are committed to providing the high quality education they need to transition to successful civilian careers.”

CTU offers business and management degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level; which are informed by current and expected business trends. CTU continuously evaluates the business curricula based on input from an accomplished advisory board of business leaders, many of whom are actively engaged in corporate management and starting their own companies. CTU is committed to regularly updating the course content to reflect industry-relevant trends and practices driving successful global business environments. The continuous refinement of CTU’s degree programs has led to new programs at the master’s and doctoral levels, with a variety of concentrations including healthcare management, project management and global leadership.

Continuing a Tradition at CTU

Military Times is comprised of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times and their selection for the “Best for Vets” listing is just one of the many acknowledgements CTU has received for supporting military students. For six consecutive years, CTU has been recognized as a top military-friendly school by Victory Media Inc. – the publishers of G.I. Jobs magazine, Military Spouse magazine and Vetrepreneur magazine.

Additionally, the university ranked among the top 20 Military Times “Best of Vets” Online and Traditional Colleges in 2013 and 2014; and Military Advanced Education (MAE) recognized CTU as one of the top universities serving the educational needs of the Armed Forces in 2008-2015.

“We want to ensure that our veterans receive a solid education that builds upon the strong skill set they already gained from their military experience,” said Andrew H. Hurst, university president of CTU. “Our long standing history of supporting the military community has helped us to achieve this honor, and we feel privileged that Military Times has recognized us again.”

About Colorado Technical University

Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education to connect students to what matters most in reaching their professional goals. CTU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by real-world faculty members who enrich the curriculum with their industry experience and prepare students for today’s challenges and the hard-hitting problems of tomorrow. CTU’s personalized, online learning system allows students to control what, where, when and how they learn. Students can also learn and connect on campuses in multiple cities. With the help of faculty, industry professionals and more than 80,000 graduates, CTU students can also grow a powerful professional network to use their entire career. For more information, please visit www.coloradotech.edu.

Since 2008, CTU has awarded 350 full scholarships worth nearly $4.6 million dollars.

CTU strives to give military students flexibility and accessibility to higher education whether they are deployed or at home through its availability of online classes and support services. For more information on CTU’s military commitment go to: http://www.coloradotech.edu/military

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission www.ncahlc.org. CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation CECO, +4.27% network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, visit www.careered.com. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find employment rates, financial obligations, and other disclosures at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures.


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