Capital University Overview
Capital University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Capital University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Capital is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at Capital is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 46% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Capital bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $49,133 a year. That's about 20% more than their peers at other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Capital to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the 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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Capital has earned from around the web.
|#3||Highest Paid Radio & Television Graduates||College Factual|
|#22||Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Legal Professions||College Factual|
|#24||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Law||College Factual|
|#24||Best Value Colleges for Law||College Factual|
|#50||Highest Paid Social Work Graduates||College Factual|
|#71||Highest Paid Public Administration & Social Service Graduates||College Factual|
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||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Capital?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.
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
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Capital, approximately 97% of students took out student loans averaging $7,810 a year. That adds up to $31,240 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Capital is 4.1%. 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 738 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,152 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||185|
|Hispanic or Latino||90|
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 570.4%. This is the #151 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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