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Capitol Technology University Overview

Capitol Technology University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Laurel, Maryland. Laurel is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Capitol Technology University Known For?

99 Undergraduate Awards
$33,744 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Capitol Tech.
  • In 2017-2018, 12% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Capitol Tech bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $63,900 a year. That's about 57% more than their peers at other schools.

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Capitol Technology University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Capitol Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Capitol Technology University?

Location of Capitol Technology University

Contact details for Capitol Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11301 Springfield Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
Phone: 301-369-2800
Website: www.captechu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/capitolcollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CapitolCollege

How Do I Get Into Capitol Tech?

You can apply to Capitol Tech online at: https://mycapitol.captechu.edu/ICS/Admissions/Home.jnz?portlet=Apply_Online_2.0

Admission Requirements for Capitol Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Capitol Tech?

75% Acceptance Rate
19% Of Accepted Are Women
76% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 75%, Capitol Tech may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 81% of accepted students are men and 19% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 76% of students accepted to Capitol Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 460 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Capitol Technology University  ( 480 to 580 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Capitol Technology University  ( 460 to 590 )
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800
Capitol Tech received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 16 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Capitol Technology University  ( 16 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Capitol Technology University  ( 16 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Capitol Technology University  ( 19 to 24 )
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36

Can I Afford Capitol Technology University?

$33,744 Net Price
83% Take Out Loans
8.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Capitol Tech is $33,744. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Capitol Tech, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $7,023 a year. That adds up to $28,092 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Capitol Tech is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Capitol Technology University Undergraduate Student Diversity

375 Full-Time Undergraduates
18% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 434 undergraduate students at Capitol Tech, with 375 being full-time and 59 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Capitol Tech

There are also 309 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 375 full-time undergraduates at Capitol Tech, 82% are male and 18% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Capitol Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Capitol Technology University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Capitol Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 91
Hispanic or Latino 35
White 164
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 66

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Capitol Technology University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Capitol Technology University

391 Took All Classes Online
675 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 675 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Capitol Tech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 29th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Capitol Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Capitol Technology University was -1.2%. This is the #175 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Capitol Tech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Capitol Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 33%
Business Administration & Management 23%
Business, Management & Marketing 45%
Computer & Information Sciences 4%
Computer Systems Networking 33%
Engineering 19%
Information Science 33%
Information Technology 3%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 78%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Capitol Tech ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Capitol Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #2
Electrical Engineering #3
Other Computer & Information Sciences #3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #10
Engineering #10
Computer Systems Networking #12
Information Science #23
Management Information Systems #26
Computer Information Systems #55
Information Technology #60
Computer & Information Sciences #76
Business Administration & Management #109
Business, Management & Marketing #119

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Capitol Technology University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Information Technology 0 0 23 2 44 20 89
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 6 0 14 0 1 0 21
Electrical Engineering 0 0 18 0 1 0 19
Computer Information Systems 0 0 12 0 4 0 16
Business Administration & Management 0 0 4 0 9 0 13
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 9 9
Computer Engineering 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Computer Engineering Technology 0 1 3 0 0 0 4
Computer Programming 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Information Science 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 1 92 2 68 29 198

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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