Statement of Accreditation Status

Capitol Technology University

  • CEO: Dr. Bradford Sims, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Soren Ashmall
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Capitol Institute of Technology (4/1/1987), Capitol College (9/17/2014)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1976
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

11301 Springfield Road
Laurel, MD 20708

(301) 369-2800

www.CapTechU.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Washington International Flight Academy, 7940 Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the PhD in Management and Decision Sciences within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 23, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road California, MD, 20619 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • June 23, 2011
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due by April 1, 2012, documenting (1) the further development and implementation of student health and safety services (Standard 9) and (2) further development and implementation of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning across all programs (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 2, 2010
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to reclassify the instructional site at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road California, MD 20619, as an additional location, and to include this additional location provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2010-2011.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
    44219 Airport Road
    California, MD 20619
    Opened: 11/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Washington International Flight Academy
    7940 Airpark Road
    Gaithersburg, MD 20879
    Opened: 05/26/2020

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