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Old 12-06-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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All indications point to Colorado Springs or Pueblo, the only exception being CTU is a place that some posters feel is not that good. We have UC-CS here, and UC-Pueblo that would give you a solid degree, not sure the value of a degree from CTU. Here's some info from an older thread.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Ankeny Iowa
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All indications point to Colorado Springs or Pueblo, the only exception being CTU is a place that some posters feel is not that good. We have UC-CS here, and UC-Pueblo that would give you a solid degree, not sure the value of a degree from CTU. Here's some info from an older thread.
That post is over 6 years old, so the information on that thread is outdated and pretty useless to be honest because a lot can change over the past 6 years, might be for the good or bad lol. But what are some other colleges in CO Springs that offer Bachelor degrees in the IT fields?
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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UCCS does.

Colorado College does. CC is pricey, can cost up to $40k/year.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Ankeny Iowa
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Default Colleges in CO Springs

What are some good colleges in the CO springs area? I been looking at CTU and also CO Springs University, which one offers the best Bachelor degree in IT for a military veteran? Are there other good colleges around the area or should I should at different schools?
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:26 PM
 
Location: C-U metro
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That post is over 6 years old, so the information on that thread is outdated and pretty useless to be honest because a lot can change over the past 6 years, might be for the good or bad lol. But what are some other colleges in CO Springs that offer Bachelor degrees in the IT fields?
The PhD I knew has a CTU degree. I do not recommend them. I would recommend UCCS. CC faculty is hyper-liberal so you probably won't like it. UCCS does have some newer dorms on campus so costs are lower.

You said you want a low cost of living. Colorado is a lot of things but cheap isn't one of them.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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You can probably get up to half of your credits needed for a 4 year degree from a state university at a community college., which will be more cost effective. The community colleges here have programs which guarantee 60 credits will transfer to a state college.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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You can probably get up to half of your credits needed for a 4 year degree from a state university at a community college., which will be more cost effective. The community colleges here have programs which guarantee 60 credits will transfer to a state college.

This is good advice. PPCC is MUCH cheaper than UCCS, and you can get a lot done there. UCCS is very good at working with PPCC, and the advisers might even suggest to take one class or another at PPCC.

If you're coming from out of state, they're both much pricier at that tuition level. Can't speak to military benefits or any of that - give them a call. I've found that talking to people at both institutions is very helpful, and they're very friendly.

I'm taking one class this fall at PPCC, and one in the spring at UCCS before I start an almost full time program at UCCS in the fall (if I get in!) once I have in-state tuition. So far, my experience at UCCS indicates that they really know what they're doing.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Ankeny Iowa
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I'm not paying for school or any of my books lol, its all free to me all I gotta do is pass all my classes. I'm in the Vocational Rehab program from the VA I get 4 years of education for free. I really want to get my Bachelors Degree in IT. But the only hard thing is, is trying to decide on a college in state or even online.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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UC-Pueblo also offers a BS in computer science / IT and the town or Pueblo is about the lowest cost place along the I-25 Front Range corridor. Pueblo is commuting distance to/from COLO SPGS, but I'd bet there's a lot more jobs for VETS in the COLO SPGS area which is a big town for retired and former Army/USAF types.

There are some VET services in Pueblo, more in COLO SPGS and IIRC even more in the Denver Area. Here's the list for COLO.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Well a little about me, I'm 22 years old male, I have been in the Army for over 2 and a half years now, I'm stationed in Virginia but I'm getting out on medical due to my back, so I will have a small disability check coming in every month. I have been thinking about Denver and Co Springs, I know Denver has a lot more job opportunities but the cost of living is a little more. CO Springs has Fort Carson right there so I could still be able to use some benefits on base but I heard finding a job down there takes a long time. I'm looking to just rent a cheap studio or 1 bedroom apt or find someone looking for a roommate just to get myself started on my new life. I need opinions and advice on if I should move to Denver or CO Springs and yes I am a huge Broncos fan, I am originally from a really small town in Iowa and I was thinking about going there but the job market is terrible there and I want a fresh start
COLORADO COLORADO COLORADO.

I lived in Iowa for several years. I left less than 2 years ago. The job market there is still crap, despite the "unemployment" numbers. The numbers are heavily biased because of the nature of the market (nepotism) and the way unemployed numbers are counted (students can be omitted).

I'll post again once I catch up on what else has been said in the thread. Just wanted to point out: "Moving to Iowa is often a mistake". When I told people there I was moving to Colorado, many got a sad look on their face and told me they had a chance to leave once. They had the saddest stories about how they had lost their chance, and I was determined not to have it happen to me. You would think this would be a rare occurrence, but I probably had it happen around 10 times.
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