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IPEDS ID: 444158
OPE ID: 01014805
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Colorado Technical University-Online
All programs offered completely via Distance education
4435 N Chestnut, Suite E, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
General information:  (866) 813-1836
Website:  www.coloradotech.edu/ctu-online
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  21,558 (18,669 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  30 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty29969
Instructional29969
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$12,368$10,531$11,283$11,6563.3%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$7,353$7,650$7,290$7,056-3.2%
Other$2,385$1,593$1,692$1,449-14.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,385$1,593$1,692$1,449-14.4%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Off Campus$22,105$19,773$20,264$20,160-0.5%
Off Campus with Family$14,752$12,123$12,974$13,1041.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$13,356
Fees$375
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Students have access to a shared online library which provides access to academic databases which have been selected by faculty to support local curriculum. In-school payment plans are available to students who qualify.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid197790%————
Grant or scholarship aid91284%$4,885,231$5,357
Federal grants87681%$4,742,310$5,414
Pell grants85479%$4,556,891$5,336
Other federal grants13212%$185,419$1,405
State/local government grant or scholarships(*)0%(*)(*)
Institutional grants or scholarships757%$137,371$1,832
Student loan aid80674%$6,414,542$7,958
Federal student loans80674%$6,414,542$7,958
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid114,07678%$71,144,456$5,054
Pell grants12,46269%$65,593,693$5,263
Federal student loans15,94388%$101,531,034$6,368
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$19,506$16,852$13,796
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$19,597$16,951$13,747
$30,001 – $48,000$20,334$17,012$13,705
$48,001 – $75,000$22,143$19,068$15,825
$75,001 – $110,000$24,143$21,646$18,009
$110,001 and more$24,342$21,709$18,613
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment21,558
Undergraduate enrollment18,669
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,784
Graduate enrollment2,889
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 53%
Part-time: 47%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 36%
Female: 64%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 36%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 12%
25 and over: 88%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 5%
Out-of-state: 95%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: -1%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: -1%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 42%
Part-time students: 32%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 20 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 24%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 19%
Female: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 17%
Asian: 13%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 22%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 27%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 0 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2008.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 9%
6-year: 10%
8-year: 10%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting141d120d--
Business Administration and Management, General451d809d1,031d5d
Business/Commerce, General519d38d--
Finance, General-15d--
Financial Planning and Services-1d--
Project Management-15d1d-
Category total1,111d998d1,032d5d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--34d-
Computer Science--66d2d
Information Technology-310d77d-
Information Technology Project Management--48d-
Category total-310d225d2d
Engineering
Systems Engineering--0d-
Category total--0d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-220d--
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist484d---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-43d--
Category total484d263d--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration0d406d159d-
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation-3d--
Homeland Security--18d-
Category total0d409d177d-
Grand total1,5951,9801,4347
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1349
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 262
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 301
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 58
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,719
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,871
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,333
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,613
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 78%
Part-time students: 77%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
2014 Crime Statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate17.7%19.4%22.8%
Number in default4,0654,0644,090
Number in repayment22,90920,92417,933
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)