Recognitions & Awards

National Center of Academic Excellence, NSA and DoD

Capitol Technology University is recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Defense (DoD) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-CD). 

The NCAE program aims to create and manage a collaborative cybersecurity educational program with community colleges, colleges, and universities that: 

  • Establishes standards for cybersecurity curriculum and academic excellence, 

  • Includes competency development among students and faculty, 

  • Values community outreach and leadership in professional development,  

  • Integrates cybersecurity practice within the institution across academic disciplines, 

  • Actively engages in solutions to challenges facing cybersecurity education. 

CAE-designated institutions must complete validation of a Program of Study, which is a series of courses and experiences that a student can reasonably accomplish in the course of attaining a degree or completing a certificate. 
For more information, visit the NSA website

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Best Online Master's Programs, 2023,

Capitol Technology University has been recognized as one of the best schools for online learning at the master’s level by (OMD), as well as one of the most affordable. Capitol Tech’s programs earned top honors for overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success. This year's considerations were focused on schools making it easier for students to compete in today’s increasingly difficult job market. Top-ranked schools also had competitive tuition rates and/or scholarships to help drive costs down. Capitol Tech was recognized as one of the top 30 universities, out of 7,700 considered, for our best online master's program offerings.

Primary data points for qualifying schools included:

  • Academic counseling services
  • Career placement services
  • Student/faculty ratio
  • Tuition
  • Percent of students receiving school-based aid
  • Amount of school-based aid per student

To be eligible for ranking, a university must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online master’s program in the ranking subject. Just 8 percent of U.S. postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position. 

For more information, visit the OMD website.

Online Master's Degrees Best Online Master's Programs Badge 2023

America’s Best Cybersecurity Program, 2020, SC Media

Capitol Technology University is honored to receive the prestigious SC Media 2020 Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program. Established in 1989, SC Media is highly regarded in the cybersecurity community for its longstanding dedication to the industry. Honoring the best in cybersecurity, the SC Awards recognize the people, products and companies that are forging the industry’s future. Capitol Tech is cited for our numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, innovative programs, hands-on teaching methods, award-winning labs, the employability of our students, and our partnerships with top industry agencies as reasons why the university stands out among other cybersecurity education programs.

For more information, visit our website.

SC Media 2020 Award

Military Friendly School, 2022, VIQTORY has designated Capitol Tech as a Gold Level Military Friendly institution for several consecutive years. The Military Friendly® Schools survey is the longest-running most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students. This list covers institutions offering certificate programs to doctoral degrees as well as benefits and tuition discounts to military professionals and their families.  

For more information, visit our Military and Veterans page

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Military Supportive College, 2022,

Capitol Tech is named one of the the Most Military-Supportive Colleges in the VA Northeast District. Schools are chosen based on how they genuinely offer the best place for any veteran, active-duty service member, or anyone from their families using military educational benefits, to earn a degree in addition to the school’s partnership with the Yellow Ribbon Program.  

For more information, visit our Military and Veterans page

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ROI Rankings, 2022, Georgetown University

Capitol Tech is featured in Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce ROI Rankings List, which conducts a yearly ranking of 4,500 colleges and universities based on return on investment (ROI). The rankings use data from College Scorecard and include a metric that measures the share of students at an institution whose earnings 10 years after enrollment are higher than those of workers with a high school diploma as their highest level of education.

10 Prominent Colleges in the USA, 2022, CIO Views

Capitol Tech was listed as one of the 10 Prominent Colleges in the USA in 2022 by CIO Views, a publication dedicated to highlighting leaders in business, education, technology, and innovation. 

Educator Ally of the Year, 2021, Inteligenca

The Inteligenca’s Educator Ally of the Year (AYA) recognized the university’s efforts to support women in technology and educate the technology community on gender equality issues. As part of the university’s allyship, Capitol Tech has developed more programs to support female students in their majors, their overall education, and their STEM-related extracurricular activities including providing women in STEM visibility, a voice, and connections with fellow female STEM professionals. Over the last 25 years, Capitol Tech has graduated over 1,000 female students who have pursued careers in the STEM fields of engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, and more. 

For more information, visit the Inteligenca website

For more information on opportunities for Capitol’s women in STEM, visit the Center for Women in Cyber (CWC) page