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Capital University Overview

Capital University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbus, Ohio. The suburban atmosphere of Columbus makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Capital University Known For?

678 Undergraduate Awards
$31,510 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Capital is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Capital.
  • In 2017-2018, 42% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Capital bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,000 a year. That's about 8% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Capital student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Capital University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Capital.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Taxation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Sacred Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Law Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Legal Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Legal Research Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Most Popular Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Capital University?

Location of Capital University

Contact details for Capital are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 College And Main, Columbus, OH 43209-2394
Phone: 614-236-6011
Website: https://www.capital.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CapitalU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/capital_u

How Do I Get Into Capital?

You can apply to Capital online at: https://www.capital.edu/admission/apply-now/

Admission Requirements for Capital

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Capital?

69% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 69%, Capital does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Average Test Scores

About 15% of students accepted to Capital submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 635. Math scores were between 535 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Capital University  ( 540 to 635 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Capital University  ( 535 to 610 )
200
800
Capital received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Capital University  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Capital University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Capital University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Capital University?

$31,510 Net Price
96% Take Out Loans
4.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Capital is $31,510. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Capital, approximately 96% of students took out student loans averaging $7,484 a year. That adds up to $29,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Capital is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Capital University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,400 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,504 undergraduate students at Capital, with 2,400 being full-time and 104 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Capital

There are also 722 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,400 full-time undergraduates at Capital, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Capital

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Capital University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Capital Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 47
Black or African American 205
Hispanic or Latino 99
White 1,817
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 192

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Capital University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 37 countries are represented at Capital. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Senegal.

Online Learning at Capital University

13 Took All Classes Online
477 Took At Least One Class Online
300.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 477 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Capital has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Capital

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Capital University was 300.0%. This is the #199 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Capital regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Capital University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 135 0 22 0 157
Law 0 0 0 100 100
Business Administration & Management 43 0 55 0 98
General Psychology 50 0 0 0 50
Music 48 0 0 0 48
Social Work 36 0 0 0 36
Teacher Education Subject Specific 19 0 15 0 34
General Biology 28 0 0 0 28
Health & Physical Education 25 0 0 0 25
Criminology 22 0 0 0 22
Political Science & Government 22 0 0 0 22
Legal Support Services 0 20 0 0 20
Special Education 19 0 0 0 19
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 0 0 0 19
Marketing 17 0 0 0 17
Public Relations & Advertising 16 0 0 0 16
Student Counseling 0 0 16 0 16
Sociology 15 0 0 0 15
Business/Managerial Economics 14 0 0 0 14
Computer Science 12 0 0 0 12
Writing Studies 12 0 0 0 12
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 12 0 0 0 12
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12 0 0 0 12
Accounting 11 0 0 0 11
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 10 0 0 0 10
Romance Languages 10 0 0 0 10
History 9 0 0 0 9
Religious Studies 9 0 0 0 9
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 9 0 9
Communication & Media Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Sacred Music 0 0 7 0 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 5 0 0 0 5
Educational Administration 0 0 5 0 5
Allied Health Professions 5 0 0 0 5
International Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Arts & Media Management 5 0 0 0 5
Mathematics 4 0 0 0 4
Philosophy 4 0 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 0 0 0 4
General English Literature 3 0 0 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 3 0 0 0 3
Chemistry 3 0 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 0 0 3
Taxation 0 0 1 0 1
Legal Research 0 0 1 0 1
Economics 1 0 0 0 1
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 1 0 1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 678 20 132 100 930

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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