Higher Learning Commission Continues Accreditation for Colorado Technical University

  Higher Learning Commission Continues Accreditation for Colorado Technical

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. & SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- January 29, 2013

Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education for
career-motivated students, announced today that the principal accreditor of
the university and its programs – the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) – has
acted to continue its accreditation. CTU is a part of Career Education
Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO), a global provider of postsecondary education
programs and services.

The next reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for 2022-2023. CTU will
have a comprehensive review in 2016-17 and was asked to provide two interim
monitoring reports to HLC, which will be completed by July 2013.

“We are gratified the Higher Learning Commission extended our accreditation
and appreciate the thoroughness, thoughtfulness and level of engagement the
commission demonstrated during this extensive review process,” said Jack
Koehn, Acting President, CTU. “We are pleased the commission affirmed the
university’s ongoing compliance with its Criteria for Accreditation.”

Accrediting organizations set the academic and operational standards by which
their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is
performed by private membership associations, like the Chicago-based Higher
Learning Commission, which was founded in 1895 and is recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

For more information on CTU’s accreditation by HLC and other entities, visit:

About Colorado Technical University

Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education
for today’s career-focused students and offers support, flexibility and
resources to help students pursue new opportunities. CTU’s industry-focused
curriculum has courses taught by instructors, many with experience in the
fields that they teach. CTU was named to the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 list
of military-friendly schools by G.I. Jobs Magazine, which includes the top 15
percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most
to embrace America’s veterans as students. At CTU, students can collaborate
with people from all over the country via the CTU award-winning Virtual
Campus, which was recognized as the “Best of the Best” in the Education and
Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors program. Students can also
connect on campuses in multiple cities. CTU students can choose from more than
100 undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information, please visit

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North
Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. CTU is also a member of the Career
Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and
schools. For more information visit www.careered.com. CTU cannot guarantee
employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial
obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures.

About Career Education Corporation

The colleges, schools and universities that are part of the Career Education
Corporation (“CEC”) family offer high-quality education to a diverse student
population of more than 75,000 students across the world in a variety of
career-oriented disciplines through online, on-ground and hybrid learning
program offerings. The more than 90 campuses that serve these students are
located throughout the United States and in France, the United Kingdom and
Monaco, and offer doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees and
diploma and certificate programs.

CEC is an industry leader whose institutions are recognized globally. Those
institutions include, among others, American InterContinental University
(“AIU”); Brooks Institute; Colorado Technical University (“CTU”); Harrington
College of Design; INSEEC Group (“INSEEC”) Schools; International University
of Monaco (“IUM”); International Academy of Design & Technology (“IADT”); Le
Cordon Bleu North America (“LCB”); and Sanford-Brown Institutes and Colleges.
Through its schools, CEC is committed to providing high-quality education,
enabling students to graduate and pursue rewarding career opportunities.

For more information, see CEC's website at www.careered.com. The website
includes a detailed listing of individual campus locations and web links to
CEC's colleges, schools, and universities.


for Colorado Technical University
Media Contact:
Mark Spencer, 847-585-3802
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