Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to engineering, computer science, information technology and business. Founded in 1927, Capitol is a regionally accredited institution that blends academic excellence with practical learning experiences and provides a hands-on education that prepares students for a range of challenging and competitive careers. The college's suburban location, halfway between Washington, DC and Baltimore, affords the college the opportunity to remain committed to its mission through collaborations with local business and government agencies. The mission of Capitol College is to provide practical education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business that prepares individuals for professional careers and affords them the opportunity to thrive in a changing world. Capitol will be esteemed as a premier provider of higher education, career enhancement, and service to our communities and professions, in engineering, information sciences, and business. Academic programs will be grounded in our centers of excellence in: space and related engineering and sciences; information technology development and application; and cyber protection – all through practices of innovation and leadership. Graduates will have perspectives and skills to compete and collaborate in the global environment.