Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education for career-motivated students, and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the state’s largest system of higher education, have signed an articulation agreement that expands educational opportunities for the more than 128,000 CCCS students who desire a bachelor’s degree.

CCCS students who earn select associate degrees are eligible to transfer credits earned to corresponding bachelor’s degree programs at CTU. For example, a student who earns an associate of applied science in criminal justice from a CCCS school can transfer a maximum of 90 quarter hours of credit towards a CTU bachelor of science in criminal justice. Under this agreement, students granted admission into an eligible degree program will be classified as juniors at CTU. A complete list of transfer programs and guidelines is available by calling 1-800-229-2040 and speaking with a CTU admissions advisor.

The agreement also provides a tuition grant for eligible community college students who enroll in select CTU bachelor’s degree programs. Students who are admitted and enrolled in a qualified degree program through a CTU Colorado-based ground campus, including campuses in Denver, Westminster, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, will be eligible for a 30 percent tuition grant for their junior year and a 20 percent tuition grant for their senior year. The agreement also includes a 5 percent tuition grant for eligible students who are admitted and enrolled in a qualified CTU Online bachelor’s degree program for their junior and senior years. CTU Online degree programs make higher education accessible anytime and anywhere.

“We are proud to partner with CCCS in providing eligible Colorado community college students with an opportunity to continue their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree at CTU at a reduced cost and in less time than it would take at other universities where their credits may not transfer as easily,” said Dr. Wallace Pond, chief executive officer for CTU. “The agreement reinforces our commitment to provide students with the industry-relevant courses and skills they need to prepare for today’s marketplace demands and advance in their professions.”

CTU offers bachelor’s degree programs, as well as advanced degrees, in five fields: business and management; criminal justice; health sciences; engineering and computer science; and information systems and technology.

The credit transfers and tuition grants are available now to all qualifying students at CCCS’s 13 community colleges. Students can obtain additional information about the agreement, including guidelines and a list of transfer programs by calling 1-800-229-2040 to speak with a CTU admissions advisor.

“Our classes and programs are designed to help students begin their academic career, cultivate a special interest, or acquire training to advance in their jobs,” said Dr. Nancy McCallin, CCCS president. “This collaboration with CTU is another way our current and prospective students can take the next step in their education and career path.”

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About Colorado Technical University

Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education for today’s career-focused students and offers them support, flexibility and resources to advance personally and professionally. In addition to degree-track programs at the associate and bachelor's levels, CTU offers masters and doctoral degrees through the CTU Institute of Advanced Studies -- an innovative approach to graduate degrees for career-motivated professionals.

CTU campuses include ground schools in Denver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Pueblo, Colo.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Kansas City and an internet based division that delivers degree programs 100 percent online. In fact, the award-winning CTU Online Virtual Campus was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program. For more information, please visit

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more info visit or call 312-263-0456. CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, visit CTU does not guarantee employment or salary.

About Colorado Community College System (CCCS)

The Colorado Community College System comprises the state's largest system of higher education. Its career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges serve more than 128,000 students annually. In addition, CCCS oversees 1,200 secondary and 800 postsecondary career and technical programs in more than 150 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions across the state.

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