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Software engineers are in high demand across all industries. The bachelor of science in software engineering provides the essential entry point into such careers as:

  • Software engineer – median base pay, $104,000, ranked 10thbest job in the nation1
  • Senior software engineer – average base pay, $112,5502
  • Data engineer – median base pay, $100,000, ranked 8th best job in the nation1
  • Software engineering manager – median base pay $153,000, ranked 43rd best job in the nation1
  • Enterprise architect – median base pay, $122,5852

Earn your degree in the heart of one of the world’s most important technology hubs surrounded by world-renowned government agencies, tech company headquarters and key technology users in government, healthcare, defense, space and professional services.

With the university’s strong links with large and small DC-area employers, who have an un-met demand for high technology graduates, we aim to connect our outstanding graduates to these employers and awaiting opportunities.

Click here to learn more about the Computer Science programs from the Chair of Computer Science, Dr. Robert Steele.

Click here to learn more about Capitol's Engineering program from the Dr. Nayef Abu-Ageel.

1 Data based upon Glassdoor’s 2019 50 Best Jobs in America
2 Salary based upon 2019 Glassdoor salary data

Why Capitol?

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Our location puts you in the heart of the action.

The Baltimore/ Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find internships and high-paying jobs.

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Our classes are taught by working professionals.

A field like software engineering is constantly evolving, which makes our faculty extremely valuable since many are experts in the field.

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Our motto, ‘find a way, or make one’ delivers job ready skills.

Hands on classes, combined with extracurricular clubs like; League of Legends, the robotics club, and the gaming club help you hone the skills needed to excel in the workplace.

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Support for you

Whatever type of resource you need –a way to improve your math skills, a place to exercise, help with a job search or a disability – we have facilities and personnel ready to help.

Capitol Tech Opportunities

Key Faculty

Dr. Robert J. Steele

Dr. Robert J. Steele

Chair and Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Robert Steele serves as Chair and Professor of Computer Science. He holds a doctorate in Computer Science, has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been patented and successfully commercialized. He also has extensive administrative experience in large, complex and leading institutions nationally and internationally and at all levels of program leadership, curriculum development and teaching.

Contact Dr. Robert J. Steele
Nayef Abu Ageel

Dr. Nayef Abu-Ageel

Chair of the Engineering Department

Dr. Abu-Ageel has over fifteen years of academic and industrial experience in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He joined Capitol Technology University in January 2016. Prior to this, Dr. Abu-Ageel served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. The innovative teaching practices he introduced include integrating entrepreneurship into class material as well as involving engineering students with the local community.

Top Employers of Capitol Technology University's Graduates

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Career Opportunities

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The Capitol Commitment

We’ve created a game plan to make sure you find a job upon graduation. Learn more.

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Market Demand for Software Engineering

  • 82% of our graduates have a job or enter graduate school 90 days after commencement
  • The average salary for a software engineer is $100,000 per year

Degree Details


The bachelor of science in software engineering (BSSE) degree is a total of 120 credits, which covers computers and software, engineering, technical courses, mathematics and sciences, English and social science courses


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in Fall 2020 and continuing through Summer 2021:

  • There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
  • Full-time tuition is $12,915 per semester, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $746 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • All full-time students who keep their student account current are promised their tuition will not increase more than 1% per year for four years
  • For the cost of living in Capitol Technology University's modern residential facility, click here
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

For 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.

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