Colorado Technical University

About CTU

Since 1965 Colorado Technical University has been proud to educate career focused students to advance their education and help achieve their goals. CTU’s commitment to provide innovative, real-world education to students within Colorado, the military, across the U.S. and overseas has never wavered.

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 over $8.5 million in scholarships to wounded warriors 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.

University Accreditation

Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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