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Capitol Technology University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Capitol Technology University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Capitol Technology University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Capitol Technology University was awarded 11 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Capitol Tech is ranked #1,260 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Capitol Tech also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.

See all of the rankings for Capitol Technology University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Capitol Tech?

Acceptance Rate

Capitol Technology University has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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

ACT Composite Scores for Capitol Technology University  ( 19 to 24 )
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Learn more about Capitol Technology University admissions.

Capitol Technology University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Capitol Technology University is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Capitol Technology University is 12%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  12 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Capitol Technology University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Capitol Technology University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Capitol Tech is 15%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Capitol Technology University.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Capitol Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 434 undergraduates at Capitol Tech with 375 being full-time and 59 being part-time.

Capitol Tech Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Capitol Tech is 30.94 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  30.94 out of 100
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How Much Does Capitol Technology University Cost?

The overall average net price of Capitol Tech is $22,000. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Capitol Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,643 $16,838 $23,437 $27,409 $25,276

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Capitol Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

Get more details about paying for Capitol Technology University.

How Much Money Do Capitol Tech Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Capitol Tech make about $63,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Capitol Tech students since it is 61% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at Capitol Technology University make the most money.

Location of Capitol Technology University

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

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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

Capitol Technology University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 15 majors graduated from Capitol Technology University. Of these students, 93 received undergraduate degrees and 97 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Information Technology 23 NA
Electrical Engineering 18 NA
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 14 NA
Computer Information Systems 12 NA
Computer Engineering 8 NA
Business Administration & Management 4 NA
Computer Software & Applications 3 NA
Computer Programming 3 NA
Computer Engineering Technology 3 NA
Engineering Technology (Other) 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Capitol Technology University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Capitol Tech

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 675 students took at least one online class at Capitol Technology University. This is an increase from the 653 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 675 391
2016-2017 653 376
2015-2016 696 399
2014-2015 680 425
2013-2014 623 412

Learn more about online learning at Capitol Technology University.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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