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Admission of applicants residing outside the state of Maryland to an online degree or certificate program or individual online course offered by Capitol Technology University (CTU) is dependent upon CTU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-950-1992

CTU is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution as well as a member of the Southern Regional Education Boards Electronic Campus.

Capitol Technology University is authorized or exempt from authorization for online programs in the following states.   Residents of these states may take online courses/programs through CTU. 

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California,  Colorado. Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey,  New York, Nevada,  New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Students in online programs who wish to file a complaint, are encouraged to follow the procedures outlined in the Student Handbook and attempt to resolve the issue directly with the university.  Online students who reside outside of Maryland can file a complaint with the appropriate agency in their state of residence.   To find your states agency, please click here.

Capitol Technology University data on student graduation and completion rates is available at:

Completion Rates – Financial Aid Recipients

Capitol enrolled 66 First-time/Fulltime students in the Fall 2009 Cohort

50 total students in the cohort received Pell Grants and 38% of these completed within 150% of normal time.

7 total students in the cohort received Subsidized Loans-No Pell and 29% of these completed within 150% of normal time. 

2 total students in the cohort received Unsubsidized Loans and 50% of these completed within 150% of normal time.

The following policy defines the credit hour at Capitol Technology University in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations.

Capitol Technology University defines the credit hour as an approximation of the learning outcomes equivalent of the Carnegie Unit.  Courses are developed and evaluated to ensure that the amount of student learning required per credit is equivalent to one (50 minute) hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks or two (50 minute) hours of direct faculty instruction and four hours of out-of-class student work  in an eight  week graduate sub-term for one semester hour of credit or at least an equivalent amount of work for other academic activities as established by the institution, including laboratory work, internships, independent study and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Student learning outcomes reflect differences in course delivery methods, type of instruction and interaction, degree of supervision, measurements of student work, academic disciplines and degree levels.

The chart below outlines the minimum amounts of instruction and preparation/study time per credit over the course a full semester or graduate sub-term. Some courses may require additional study or laboratory time.



Traditional Classroom or Online Course

Internship/Independent Study

Credit Hours

Amount of Instruction Time

Time Required Outside of Class/Instruction Time

Amount of Time required for all Activities

1 Credit

12.5 hours

30 hours

42.5 hours

2 Credits

25 hours

60 hours

85 hours

3 Credits

37.5 hours

90 hours

127.5 hours

4 Credits

50 hours

120 hours

170 hours

All credit-bearing courses with the exception of doctoral dissertation research, writing and presentation courses require syllabi, which will include the number of credit hours, class meeting times and approximate schedule of required assignments.

2015-2016 Report of Student Learning and Achievement