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Capital University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Capital University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

2021 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 4 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Capital landed the #561 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Capital is also ranked #24 out of 80 schools in Ohio.

See all of the rankings for Capital University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Capital?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Capital University is a competitive 69%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Capital University  ( 540 to 635 )

SAT Math Scores for Capital University  ( 535 to 610 )
Capital received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Capital University  ( 22 to 27 )

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Capital University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Capital, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 78% 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  78 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 55%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

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

Average Overall Diversity at Capital

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,494 undergraduates at Capital with 2,316 being full-time and 178 being part-time.

Capital Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Capital scored 41.79 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  41.79 out of 100
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How Much Does Capital University Cost?

The overall average net price of Capital is $21,973. 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 +
$18,090 $19,806 $19,488 $21,891 $25,160

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

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.

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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.

Location of Capital University

Capital University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Capital University

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, 678 received undergraduate degrees and 232 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 135 $59,400
General Psychology 50 $27,600
Music 48 $21,000
Business Administration & Management 43 $39,800
Social Work 36 $31,800
General Biology 28 $25,100
Health & Physical Education 25 $27,800
Political Science & Government 22 NA
Criminology 22 $30,400
Teacher Education Subject Specific 19 $30,400

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

Online Learning at Capital

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 477 students took at least one online class at Capital University. This is an increase from the 398 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 477 13
2016-2017 398 0
2015-2016 355 0
2014-2015 236 0
2013-2014 0 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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