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IPEDS ID: 201548
OPE ID: 00302300
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Capital University
1 College and Main, Columbus, Ohio 43209-2394
General information:  (614) 236-6011
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,494 (2,742 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty171225
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$30,450$31,364$31,990$32,1900.6%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,180$8,460$8,710$9,0604.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,770$7,560$10,096$10,3842.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$43,120$43,364$44,350$44,9761.4%
Off Campus$42,550$43,674$48,376$48,9401.2%
Off Campus with Family$37,890$37,864$38,140$38,4760.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
  • The required fees are a recent addition. $100 is for a health and wellness fee. The other $100 is for a student activity fee.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1690100%————
Grant or scholarship aid690100%$14,888,441$21,577
Federal grants25737%$1,267,862$4,933
Pell grants25637%$1,143,112$4,465
Other federal grants22533%$124,750$554
State/local government grant or scholarships17525%$371,351$2,122
Institutional grants or scholarships690100%$13,249,228$19,202
Student loan aid51474%$4,246,434$8,262
Federal student loans51274%$3,266,928$6,381
Other student loans7311%$979,506$13,418
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,44688%$48,313,484$19,752
Pell grants86731%$3,574,952$4,123
Federal student loans1,99472%$15,278,826$7,662
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$23,213$22,062$22,044
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$21,106$19,551$19,928
$30,001 – $48,000$21,733$20,708$20,712
$48,001 – $75,000$23,299$22,338$21,406
$75,001 – $110,000$24,587$22,993$22,316
$110,001 and more$25,076$24,265$23,444
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment3,494
Undergraduate enrollment2,742
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment149
Graduate enrollment752
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 82%
Out-of-state: 15%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 61%
Part-time: 39%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants3,6651,5552,110
Percent admitted73%70%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%30%24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading470590
SAT Math480610
SAT Writing450580
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2027
ACT Math2126
  • The TOEFL is now required for any international traditional undergraduate students with no ACT or SAT.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 76%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 59%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 50%
6-year: 59%
8-year: 59%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 51%
6-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 54%
Female: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 80%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 56%
White: 61%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 31%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General30--
Category total31--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General388-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other26--
Business/Managerial Economics5--
Finance, General0--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General33--
Category total8592-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General3--
Public Relations/Image Management8--
Radio and Television2--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7--
Category total20--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science3--
Category total3--
Art Teacher Education2--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching31--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0--
Health Teacher Education2--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching6--
Mathematics Teacher Education2--
Music Teacher Education2215-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1--
Social Studies Teacher Education6--
Special Education and Teaching, General2--
Speech Teacher Education0--
Category total7615-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing9--
English Language and Literature, General3--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0--
Category total12--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total1--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Art Therapy/Therapist8--
Athletic Training/Trainer5--
Nursing Administration04-
Nursing Education-12-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-0-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse115--
Category total12816-
History, General8--
Category total8--
Legal Professions and Studies
Tax Law/Taxation-2-
Category total-2161
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0--
Category total0--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General4--
Category total4--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies6--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other11--
Category total17--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science4--
Category total4--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2--
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other6--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science16--
Category total24--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies5--
Category total9--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4--
Chemistry, Other0--
Category total4--
Psychology, General36--
Category total36--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration1--
Social Work45--
Category total46--
Social Sciences
Economics, General0--
International Relations and Affairs0--
Political Science and Government, General10--
Political Science and Government, Other1--
Category total34--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General4--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3--
Fine/Studio Arts, General0--
Jazz/Jazz Studies6--
Keyboard Instruments1--
Music Management4--
Music Performance, General5--
Music Theory and Composition1--
Music, General6--
Music, Other32--
Voice and Opera3--
Category total65--
Grand total607125161
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 29
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $16,912
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,867
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined5852
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels11/5/1997 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1932 -  Accredited
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 schools1/1/1965 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations11166
Liquor law violations065
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations7102
Liquor law violations061
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible233
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible133
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.6%4.9%5.2%
Number in default555659
Number in repayment1,1751,1391,115
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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