Do you recommed CTU? My son is looking for an on-line university to take classes with . What do you think? Is it worth the $300-per-credit-hour?
That seems a pretty high cost to me. Is that the going rate?
So the short answer is ... it was worth it to me because I was reimbursed from my work via a tuition assistance program. Would I pay that out of pocket .... mmm, not sure I can say yes. Understand that I have 20+ years post high school, top of my field, patents, etc. I graduated 4.0 and did not find it very challenging. I was going back to fill in the paper work so to speak. I knew how to play the game and already had strong typing, writing and computer skills. Others that I took classes with did struggle so I know that the material was NOT just fluff. Also, I was taking it at the associate level (100 to 200 level classes). The work might get harder in the upper division classes.
One of the common complaints that I here about CTU is the sheer volume of papers that you have to write. Full college papers with APA citations and all. The joke is that unless you write 4 papers per class, you are not working hard enough. The second complaint is the amount of reading that you have to do. I guess those are common to all schools. Since I took typing in HS and I am a speed reader, this does not bother me.
My choices for college are limited by my works requirement for travel. That leaves me with only on-line as a viable option. So a traditional / campus based program will not work for me. I did some research before I started and found that most universities that offer on-line and are accredited charge about $300, give our take $75 dollars.
University of Denver was $989 per hr traditional resident
University of Colorado was $428 per hr traditional resident
Front Range Community College was $175 per hr traditional resident
Front Range Community College was $261 per hr on-line resident
So, the $300 is more than a community college, less than state live in. Middle ground if you ask me.
I hope that helps