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Capital University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Capital University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Capital University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Capital University was awarded 78 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is religious/sacred music.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Capital is ranked #1,096 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Capital also holds the #36 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

See all of the rankings for Capital University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Capital?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Capital University is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Capital is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Capital University admissions.

Capital University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Capital is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Capital University is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Capital University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Capital University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Capital for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Capital University.

Capital University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,282 undergraduates at Capital with 2,152 being full-time and 130 being part-time.

How Much Does Capital University Cost?

The overall average net price of Capital is $22,642. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Capital

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,881 $20,189 $20,693 $23,080 $25,640

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Capital, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 4.8%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Capital Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Capital make around $44,000 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Capital students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Capital University make the most money.

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Location of Capital University

Capital University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbus, Ohio. Capital is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Capital are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 College And Main, Columbus, OH 43209-2394
Phone: 614-236-6011

Capital University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 50 majors graduated from Capital University. Of these students, 626 received undergraduate degrees and 217 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 99 $58,932
Business Administration & Management 48 $43,798
General Psychology 46 $30,409
Music 41 $26,997
General Biology 35 $24,035
Social Work 33 $34,908
Teacher Education Subject Specific 30 $36,668
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23 $36,398
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 18 $33,993
Marketing 18 $43,674

Learn more about the majors offered at Capital University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Capital

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 681 students took at least one online class at Capital University. This is an increase from the 630 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 681 307
2018-2019 630 29
2017-2018 477 13
2016-2017 398 0
2015-2016 355 0

Learn more about online learning at Capital University.

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Notes and 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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