EMPLOYER SURVEY: COLORADO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ONLINE GRADUATES
ARE WELL PREPARED FOR THEIR CAREERS
Nearly all employers surveyed said they are “extremely likely” or “likely” to hire another
CTU Online graduate
Nearly all employers rated the preparation of CTU graduates as “excellent” or “good”
Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 5, 2009) – A majority of companies that employ Colorado Technical
University’s online graduates report that these workers have the skills and knowledge necessary to
succeed in today’s competitive, technology-driven work environment, according to a survey of
employers released today by the University.
More than 190 employers from every state within the continental United States responded to the
survey, which asked employers to evaluate the career-preparedness of CTU Online graduates working in
their organizations. Employers were asked about an array of professional competencies, including
information technology skills, reasoning abilities and ethical conduct. Responses were received from
multinational corporations, mid-sized and small businesses, government agencies, and non-profits,
among other organizations.
According to the survey, 97 percent of employers indicated they are “extremely likely” or “likely” to hire
another CTU Online graduate if an employment opportunity opened within their organization. Roughly
94 percent of respondents rated the educational preparation of graduates as “excellent” or “good.”
“It is gratifying to hear companies from across the nation validate the work we do preparing our
students for successful careers,” said Dr. Wallace K. Pond, president and chief executive officer of
Colorado Technical University and chancellor of CTU Online. “Our current students and alumni can take
pride in knowing that employers are pleased with the skills and training of CTU Online graduates.”
The CTU Online Class of 2008 Employer Survey also gauged employers’ attitudes about online programs
compared to traditional classroom programs.