Capital University in Columbus

Columbus, OH

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Capital University offers 237-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 73%. The most popular test is SAT - 17% of students submitted it in comparison to 94% of students who submitted ACT. 43.4% are women, and 56.6% are men. 2% percents of international students. Capital University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Capital University is 21585$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $38476 and $44976 per year. 59% of full-time Capital University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $41,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Capital University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Capital University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,928
$30,001 - $48,000$20,712
$48,001 - $75,000$21,406
$75,001 - $110,000$22,316

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4576

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2450 of Capital University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 89 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Capital University number 20 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Capital University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Capital University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Capital University graduation rate is above the national average.

59% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Capital University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Capital University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 73%, so acceptance rate value is at the level of state average for 0% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Capital University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 2% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Capital University full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Capital University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1420 - 1780

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 480 - 600
Math: 480 - 580
Writing: 460 - 600

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Capital University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
22 - 28

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 28
Math: 21 - 27
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Capital University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Capital University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Capital University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1 College And Main address in Columbus, Ohio.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Capital University with 0.43% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Capital University Law School

The campus located by 303 East Broad Street address in Columbus, Ohio.


Capital University Law School in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Capital University with 0.09% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Capital University Law School is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Capital University offers 237 programs in total: 207 are for Bachelor's degree and 27 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Franklin county. Capital University is one of the few institutions in Franklin that offers a Master's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Ohio state average data to help you compare.


Capital University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2808 students with 84227 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 199 with 4787 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 565 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Capital University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Everything is within walking distance of the campus, especially the library, ice-cream, and coffee. If you are a Pokémon Go fan, there are about 20 Marked locations around the campus, and a gym right next door. There is a whole section of the Berlin Wall on campus. Fourth of July Fireworks are there. Concerts and fairs are hosted in the plaza.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Current student and very disappointed. If it weren't for the two years of school and the people I have met, I would have been long gone. Over priced, terrible facilities, faculty (other than professors) that are absolutely terrible at their job, and an over pompous attitude for a below average college. What might have been excellence in the past is now an overated experience full of major bumps in the way.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

WORST college I ever attended. The professors were the only good things about the school. The rest of the faculty were horrible. Financial aid won't help you or explain anything to you. In order to attend classes you must make sure EVERYTHING is paid for. And don't plan on ever leaving the school because they will screw you over big time. This school costs so much money for NOTHING. If you want to go to a good school, go to OSU or somewhere else. Capital looks like a nice school but they're just money hungry. Seriously do your research and do a visit before even going to the school. Try to sit in on a class if you can. If I was you, I would stay clear of this place and go somewhere else.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Students get out of their time at Capital University what they put into it. The classes are small, so students actually get a chance to know on a personal level all their professors, and there are many ways to gain leadership experience on campus if students actively look. The campus community is very friendly, accepting, and welcoming. Finally, Capital's campus is situated in a gorgeous and safe neighborhood. This area is also diverse with four synagogues being within walking distance of campus and many churches and a mosque within easy walking/driving distance.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I attended Cap in the mid-80's. I was second generation legacy and my daughter is now third generation. After completing my degree, I completed a Master's Degree and have gone on to have a successful career in Human Services. Capital provided me with an environment to grow as an adult and gain the confidence I needed to learn a new language and culture. Today's Capital strives to prepare individuals to work effectively with technology as well as to be grounded in service and being mindful of others.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1 College and Main


Religious affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6142366011

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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