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Capitol: a military-friendly university

Are you looking for a college or university that works to create sustainable, meaningful educational opportunities for military personnel – including active duty, reserve, and veterans – and their spouses?

The annual Military-Friendly Schools list, compiled by Victory Media, has become widely recognized as a go-to source for finding such schools.

Capitol Technology University – founded in 1927 by a Navy veteran, Eugene H. Rietzke – is proud to announce that we have again received the designation of military-friendly.

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On January 22, Victory Media released its results for the 2018-19 school year. It found that Capitol Tech exceeds all of the benchmarks for the designation, in some cases by large margins. The university was deemed to be especially strong in academic policies and compliance, admissions and orientation, and culture and commitment.

Dr. Bradford L. Sims, president of Capitol Technology University, said providing quality educational opportunities for the nation's servicemen and women is a high priority for the school.

“The men and women who safeguard our freedoms deserve to have the best possible avenues available for them as they transition into civilian life," Dr. Sims said. "We provide academic programs that enable them to build on the skills they have gained during their time of service, and we make these programs available and affordable through the resources that we offer."

Those resources include a tuition discount for active duty service members and their spouses -- $250 per credit for those pursuing undergraduate degree programs, and $350 for master’s degree students.

Capitol Tech is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which enables qualified veterans to study at private universities for little or no cost. Students eligible for the program can attend one of Capitol’s bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree programs tuition free.

Other benefits offered include a 50% tuition discount for Maryland National Guard members for up to 12 credit hours per year, as well as tuition reimbursement support for online programs under the DANTES program.

Further opening up opportunities for servicemen and women, Capitol Tech joined the AU-ABC program in 2018. That means airmen enrolled in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) can now transfer their credits and complete a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity at Capitol Tech.

Interested in learning more about Capitol Technology University, its programs, and  the resources available to active duty personnel and veterans? Contact Jamie L. Haines, assistant director of military and graduate recruitment, at 301-369-2305 or by email at