Capitol College is located in Laurel, Maryland, midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore. Just off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, the campus is near NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Capitol College occupies the site of the former Beltsville Speedway.
The 52-acre Laurel campus consists of academic buildings and residential halls, all in a green, suburban environment. The academic halls are connected by glass-enclosed pedestrian walkways. The residential halls are apartment-style. Parking is free and readily available. Construction of a new building, the McGowan Academic Center, began in October 2003.
Capitol College fills a unique niche through a program that integrates scientific theory with hands-on experience. The curriculum is designed so students gain practical knowledge, ensuring they are immediately prepared for their professional careers. All undergraduate programs are enriched by liberal arts courses that provide every student with an enhanced sense of self and society. The college has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and operates the Space Operations Institute as a partnership with NASA.
Capitol College is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Academic programs are approved by ABET, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).