Career Education’s Colorado Technical University Ranked in Top 10 for Online MBA Programs Worldwide, CEO Magazine Says

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Colorado

Technical University (CTU), a member of the Career Education

Corporation family of schools, is ranked among the top 10 online Master

of Business Administration (MBA) programs in the world, according to CEO

Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum.

CTU is also one of only six online MBA programs in the United States to

earn this CEO Magazine designation, which recognizes schools that have

demonstrated a high level of innovation and thought leadership. The

International Graduate Forum has been ranking MBA programs since 2001.

Among its key performance indicators for 2012 are quality faculty,

including those with PhDs and business backgrounds; student-to-faculty

ratios; class sizes; international diversity; and accreditation.

“This ranking shows how the technology of our award-winning virtual

campuses is used by experienced business faculty to deliver an MBA

experience that is among the best anywhere,” said Jason T. Friesen,

Senior Vice President, Chief University Education Officer for CEC. “This

is a distinct honor for Colorado Technical University, from university

leadership to business school leaders to our professors who interact

with students each day.”

The International Graduate Forum also lists CTU as the only proprietary

university in the U.S. ranked among the top 10 online MBA programs. CTU’s

online MBA degree program gives students the opportunity to achieve

increasing levels of responsibility in business, while gaining skills in

management, strategic planning and organizational development. Many CTU

online MBA faculty members hold terminal degrees and industry-relevant

certifications such as the Project Management Institute’s Project

Management Professional (PMP)®.

“This global recognition demonstrates that our online MBA students gain

access to innovative experiences, highly-qualified faculty and a diverse

array of fellow students – all of which are important criteria for those

seeking to further their education and careers,” said Emad

Rahim, CTU College of Business dean. “We’re proud that many of our

online MBA faculty members bring real-world experience to the virtual

classroom, where students can collaborate and develop effective

leadership, problem-solving and research strategies.”

For a complete list of the rankings, visit http://www.graduate-forum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/MBA-RANKINGS.pdf.

For more information on CTU and its programs, visit www.coloradotech.edu.

About Career Education Corporation

The colleges, schools and universities that are part of the Career

Education Corporation (“CEC”) (NASDAQ: CECO) 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.