History of the University

Colorado Technical University is a private, for-profit, accredited institution of higher learning, granting professional certificates, associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees. The University was initially founded in Colorado Springs in 1965 where the main campus continues to reside today.

Over the past 40 years, the University has evolved from a technical training school to a university with graduate-level programs. The introduction in 1995 of doctorate programs, the establishment of branch campuses in Denver, Colorado; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and North Kansas City, Missouri and the introduction of the online division have established CTU as a mature institution in higher education.

In 2003, Career Education Corporation (CEC) assumed ownership of the University. CEC is one of North America's largest providers of private, postsecondary education. CEC colleges and universities offer a variety of doctorate, master's, bachelor's and associate’s degrees and non-degree programs in career-oriented disciplines including information technology, visual communication and design technologies, business studies and culinary arts. All CEC programs emphasize hands-on learning and expose students to industry-current technologies and expert faculty.