Military Times Names Colorado Technical University Best Online College and Among Top Business Schools for Veterans

  Military Times Names Colorado Technical University Best Online College and
  Among Top Business Schools for Veterans

Business Wire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- April 09, 2013

Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education for
career-focused students, has been named best online university according to
Military Times’ "Best for Vets: Colleges 2013" list, an annual ranking of
colleges that support military veterans, among those responding to a detailed
survey. The rankings and survey methodology appeared in Military Times’
November 2012 issue. CTU received this top honor in the “Online and
Nontraditional” category, meaning it serves military students primarily online
or through a network of small campuses. Additionally, the March 2013 issue of
Military Times ranked CTU No. 15 among the top 24 graduate-level Business
Schools in the country for veterans.

"Being recognized as the best online school and one of the best business
schools for student veterans shows our ongoing commitment to helping military
members reach their higher education goals," said Jim Hendrickson, CTU vice
president of military relations and executive director of the CTU Wounded
Warrior Scholarship Program. "CTU is dedicated to providing these deserving
individuals with the academic programs and career support they need, including
a virtual campus they can access anywhere, anytime."

More than 650 schools responded to this year’s “Best for Vets: Colleges 2013”
survey and more than 100 responded to the first-ever “Best for Vets: Business
Schools” survey sponsored by Military Times, an independent source of news and
information for the military community. For each, schools were rated on
numerous factors identified by the publication that are considered to be
valued in a college or university by student veterans, including:

  *Yellow Ribbon participation – indicates whether a school is participating
    in the Veterans Affairs Department’s Yellow Ribbon program during the
    2012-13 school year, under which a school and VA contribute equal amounts
    to partially or fully make up the difference between a school’s tuition
    and the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s nationwide cap. CTU participates in the Yellow
    Ribbon Program at the highest level permitted and has no restriction on
    the number of students or programs that are eligible for these funds.
  *Veterans’ office – indicates whether a school has a central office for
    handling veterans’ issues. CTU has a vice president-level administrator
    exclusively supporting a military and veteran specific department that
    includes staff representation from every administrative department in the
    university.
  *Accepts American Council on Education (ACE) credits – indicates whether a
    school grants at least some academic credit for military training, as
    recommended by ACE. CTU provides a complete and early transfer credit
    evaluation for students and encourages every military or veteran student
    to request a military transcript for evaluation. CTU applies ACE
    recommended transfer credit where academically feasible and in compliance
    with accreditor and university guidelines.
  *Veteran staff – rates the number of staff members dedicated to veterans
    issues, how much time they spend on veteran-specific work and other
    factors. CTU’s Department of Military Education has representation in
    every administrative department with more than 100 staff members who work
    exclusively with military and veteran students and their spouses.
  *Accreditation – indicates a school’s institutional accreditation. CTU is
    accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North
    Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS).

Inclusion on the Military Times "Best for Vets" list is among the many
acknowledgements CTU has received for supporting military students. For the
last four consecutive years, CTU has also been recognized as a top
military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

For more information on CTU and its military-friendly programs, visit:
www.coloradotech.edu/Military.

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
www.coloradotech.edu.

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 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.

Contact:

For Colorado Technical University
Amanda Meyer, 303-951-2558
ameyer@linhartpr.com