Capital University

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General Information

Admission Office

1 College and Main

Columbus, OH 43209-2394

(614) 236-6101

(866) 544-6175

Fax: (614) 236-6926

Contact: Amanda Steiner

Director of Admission
Main Address

1 College and Main

Columbus, OH 43209-2394

(614) 236-6011

Total undergrads: 2,675

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 644

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,552

Graduate enrollment: 293


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 77%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 71%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Organizational Communication B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Early Childhood Education B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B


Computer Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy B
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing Administration B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Capital University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (614) 236-6011
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209-2394
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,226
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,596 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $36,872
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,872
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $26,670

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Capital University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Capital University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 62
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 123
English Language and Literature/Letters 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 45
History 1
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 6
Theology and Religious Vocations 4
Visual and Performing Arts 10
Grand total 16715

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Capital University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $36,872
Out-of-state $36,872
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,388
Out-of-state $12,388

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 589 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 589 100% $26,670
Student loan aid 559 95% $7,390

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,279 91% $25,505
Federal student loans 2,101 84% $7,386

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Capital University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Capital University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,794 2,010 2,784
Percent admitted 100% 65% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 15% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Capital University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,226
Undergraduate enrollment 2,504
Graduate enrollment 722

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Capital University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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