Capitol College

Overview of Capitol College

Laurel, MD is home to Capitol College. Laurel is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Capitol College go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in computer science and engineering, engineering technician.

Capitol College Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 380. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 540.

Student Body

Capitol College has 699 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at Capitol College are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Capitol College is to provide a practical education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business that prepares individuals for professional careers and affords them the opportunity to thrive in a changing world."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Capitol College

Capitol College
11301 Springfield Rd
Laurel , MD 20708
General Phone: (301) 369-2800

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Capitol College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Computer Science and Engineering287computer and info science, information science, computer networking, computer support, computer engineering
Engineering21aerospace engineering, electrical engineering
Business and Management15business management, operations management, business administration, MIS
Engineering Technician15electrical/electronic tech, computer engineering tech, computer systems tech, engineering technician

Number of programs and degrees for Capitol College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years42
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years23
Bachelor's degree5110
Master's degree1756
Postbaccalaureate certificate1054
Associate's degree12

Capitol College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Capitol College had a total enrollment of 699 students (497 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 80%
Women 20%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 34%
Graduate 66%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 30%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 10%
20-21 10%
22-24 9%
25-29 15%
30-34 15%
35-39 15%
40-49 20%
50-64 6%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York2%

Capitol College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %

Capitol College Room and Board (2007)

Capitol College offers campus housing for 120 of its 497 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Laurel, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Capitol College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380510
SAT Math430540
ACT Verbal719
ACT Math1518
ACT Composite1220

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Capitol College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,356
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,356
Room and board $ 6,672
Room charge $ 4,514
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,600

Financial Aid:
Capitol College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 143600)

Capitol College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$68,7020*
Associate professoracademic year3$54,9122*
Assistant professoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year9$64,1063$50,203

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Capitol College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

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Capitol College Highlights

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What Sets Capitol College Apart:

% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Male % of student body
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Top 6%Capitol College Male % of student body
% students 40 years or older
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Top 9%Capitol College % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Capitol College % of degrees in engineering technician
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Capitol College Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 13%Capitol College Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 17%Capitol College Dorm rooms per full-time student

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