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?
- 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.
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.
Where Is Capital University?
Contact details for Capital are given below.
|Address:||1 College And Main, Columbus, OH 43209-2394|
How Do I Get Into Capital?
You can apply to Capital online at: https://www.capital.edu/admission/apply-now/
Admission Requirements for Capital
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Capital?
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.
Can I Afford Capital University?
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
There are also 722 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,400 full-time undergraduates at Capital, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Capital University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||205|
|Hispanic or Latino||99|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Capital has changed over the last few years.
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.
*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.
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- National Center for Education Statistics
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