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Capital University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Capital University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Capital University Ranked?

2023 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 41 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Capital is ranked #1,038 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Capital held the #1,096 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Capital also holds the #38 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 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 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 $20,020. 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 +
$19,970 $21,198 $19,203 $20,169 $19,920

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 4.1%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Capital Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Capital make about $49,133 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Capital graduates since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Capital University make the most money.

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, 587 received undergraduate degrees and 197 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 112 $60,295
Teacher Education Grade Specific 40 $33,182
Music 37 $26,534
Business Administration & Management 35 $42,497
General Biology 31 $25,749
General Psychology 26 $26,507
Social Work 25 $35,600
Teacher Education Subject Specific 22 $36,312
Special Education 21 $35,744
Criminology 20 $33,046

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.