Capitol College: Narrative Description

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11301 Springfield Rd.
Laurel, MD 20708-9759
Tel: (301)369-2800; 800-950-1992; Admissions: (301)953-3200; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 52-acre suburban campus with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Endowment: $3 million. Total enrollment: 801. Faculty: 54 (15 full-time, 39 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 213 applied, 90% were admitted. Full-time: 319 students, 24% women, 76% men. Part-time: 311 students, 22% women, 78% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 21 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 37% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 17% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; computer/information sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.2 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $16,854 full-time, $538 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $600 full-time, $10 per credit part-time. College room only: $3850. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: IEEE, NSDE, SWE. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: night security patrols. 120 college housing spaces available; 90 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Puente Library with 10,000 books, 100 serials, 117 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $119,953. 42 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The town is in Prince George's County, a suburban area within easy reach of Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD. Much of Washington's electronic industry is located in this area. The Capital Beltway is only four minutes from the school, providing easy access to the metropolitan area.

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