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Capitol College is Now Capitol Technology University

Capitol College has announced its new designation as Capitol Technology University, reflecting its identity as an educational institution dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curricula across undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. The new name and university designation have been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, reflecting the school’s status as a full-fledged institution of higher learning.

“The Capitol community is thrilled about this important milestone in our history,” said Dr. Michael T. Wood, president of Capitol Technology University. “Our designation as a university reflects who we are today. Capitol has offered graduate degrees in technology-related fields since 2004. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics serve as the foundation for many careers of the future. We’re driven by a mission to prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce through hands-on instruction in classroom settings and online in these vital areas.”

“In so many ways we’re functioning as a university, and it gives us a greater sense of clarity and understanding of where all the pieces come together,” continued Dr. Wood. “In a certain sense it’s really an opportunity for us to become who we already are.”

Serving 801 students from 19 states and several foreign countries, Capitol Technology University blends academic excellence with practical learning experiences that prepare students for a range of challenging and competitive careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, business and mathematics. Capitol offers seven graduate programs and one doctoral program in information assurance.

Capitol Technology University’s innovative learning environments ensure that students get  practical, hands-on training, and Capitol’s small class sizes enable industry-trained faculty members to work closely with students on a one-to-one basis. Because Capitol’s graduate degrees are offered almost entirely online through its highly effective synchronous online learning platform, students can take live classes anywhere Internet access is available.

The History of Capitol is About Tomorrow

Since its start more than 85 years ago, Capitol Technology University has remained true to its mission – preparing students for careers in a quickly changing world.

The school was originally founded in Washington, DC, as the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute in 1927 by Eugene H. Rietzke. A Navy veteran and radio operator, Rietzke foresaw the need for an advanced training institute that could produce talented radio and electronics technicians. Capitol entered a new era in the mid-1950s, when it expanded its reach to new programs in applied engineering and electronics. Over the following decades, it began offering academic degrees, moved to its current 52-acre campus in Laurel, MD and became known as Capitol College.

Capitol introduced master’s degrees in the 1990s. In 2010, the school launched its first doctoral program to prepare students for leadership roles in the burgeoning field of cybersecurity.

About Capitol Technology University 

Capitol Technology University is the only independent institution of higher education in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a Doctor of Science in Information Assurance, professional development training and certificates. Academic programs are grounded in centers of excellence; these include the Space Operations Institute, the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center, the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. The university campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. www.captechu.edu.


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