Ranked by fall 2009 enrollment numbers, Capitol College’s has been named as one of the top universities and colleges in the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area with the best computer science department by the Washington Business Journal. Capitol is the only private, four-year college to make the list.
“We are excited to know that our efforts in computer science are being noted by the Journal, because many students prefer the small class sizes and individual attention they can receive here at Capitol,” said Dr. Michael T. Wood, Capitol College president. “I believe we rise above larger schools in terms of providing an individualized, private education to our students.”
The computer science department “Industry List” is published yearly, with this year’s naming Capitol along with public and private universities in the state of Maryland and the surrounding region. The list is important for businesses and professionals in the area, alerting them to the top educational opportunities close to home.
Previously unranked in the category, Capitol’s computer science department’s emphasis on technology and leadership. The college offers both bachelors and masters’ degrees in computer science, with many graduates of the programs employed in government agencies and private industry organizations in the area, including the National Security Agency, Department of Defense and others.
Capitol College is the only independent college 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 college campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.