Capitol College named “military friendly” by Victory Media

This month, Capitol College was named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media in their 2014 Military Friendly Schools List. The annual list places Capitol College in the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. This was the fifth consecutive year Capitol College was named to the list.

“Capitol College proudly continues our support and commitment to those who have served our nation,” Dr. Vic Maconachy, vice president for academic affairs, said. “It is our small way of saying, ‘You are welcome here, and thank you for your service.'”

Capitol is dedicated to providing active-duty military and veterans with an affordable, accessible and innovative career-focused education, and a high level of student service. For instance, the college participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Capitol College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

Additionally, Maryland National Guard members are also eligible for a 50 percent tuition discount. Capitol College is a consortium member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), committed to offering military members reasonable transfer of credits, reduced academic residency, and credit for military training and experience.

Many of Capitol’s programs are offered online, allowing students to complete a degree anywhere Internet access is available. Flexible class times including weekday evenings and Saturdays, allow active duty, reserves, veterans and National Guard members the chance to pursue their education amidst their busy lives. Courses blend synchronous (real-time), professor-led events with asynchronous learning sessions in which students access and study course material at their convenience.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.

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, Md., a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

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