Founded in Colorado
From an old roller rink in Manitou Springs, Colorado, where our founders opened a technical school, to the growth of other campuses throughout the state, our roots are buried deep in the Colorado soil. Our mascot, a golden eagle was inspired by Indian folklore about a brave becoming a man. The folklore described how the chief took the brave to the top of a mountain where he morphed into the golden eagle, flew over the land below, gained knowledge and wisdom and returned to lead the tribe. The importance of gaining wisdom to lead has fueled CTU’s quest to teach real-world, industry-relevant curricula throughout the years.