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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. 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?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Capital University was awarded 15 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Capital is ranked #608 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, Capital is ranked at #27.

See all of the rankings for Capital University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Capital?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Capital University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 )

Learn more about Capital University admissions.

Capital University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Capital it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Capital University is 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 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.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Capital

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,699 undergraduates at Capital with 2,493 being full-time and 206 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.

The overall diversity score for Capital is 37.74 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  37.74 out of 100
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How Much Does Capital University Cost?

The overall average net price of Capital is $20,866. 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 +
$18,386 $18,556 $20,493 $21,924 $22,085

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 95% of students took out student loans averaging $7,391 a year. That adds up to $29,564 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Capital make about $44,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Capital graduates since it is 8% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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 situated 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 44 majors graduated from Capital University. Of these students, 741 received undergraduate degrees and 213 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 104 $59,400
Business Administration & Management 58 $39,800
Music 51 $21,000
General Psychology 47 $27,600
General Biology 40 $25,100
Social Work 39 $31,800
Criminology 34 $30,400
Health & Physical Education 34 $27,800
Teacher Education Subject Specific 33 $30,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 28 $34,600

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 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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