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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:  3,628 (2,788 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty175222
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$29,310$30,450$31,364$31,9902.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,50050.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,864$8,180$8,460$8,7103.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,175$7,770$7,560$10,09633.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$40,464$43,120$43,364$44,3502.3%
Off Campus$41,990$42,550$43,674$48,37610.8%
Off Campus with Family$36,750$37,890$37,864$38,1400.7%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
  • In 2012, we updated all of our cost of attendance information based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We did this to make everything more equitable across the board for residents and commuters alike.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid1669100%————
Grant or scholarship aid669100%$13,761,092$20,570
Federal grants24436%$1,188,222$4,870
Pell grants24436%$1,065,388$4,366
Other federal grants20631%$122,834$596
State/local government grant or scholarships16024%$341,383$2,134
Institutional grants or scholarships669100%$12,231,487$18,283
Student loan aid56584%$4,563,281$8,077
Federal student loans56384%$3,727,445$6,621
Other student loans7211%$835,836$11,609
  • 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 aid12,40588%$44,391,662$18,458
Pell grants80530%$3,299,016$4,098
Federal student loans2,18180%$17,000,752$7,795
  • 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$20,342$23,213$22,062
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$19,747$21,106$19,551
$30,001 – $48,000$19,530$21,733$20,708
$48,001 – $75,000$22,420$23,299$22,338
$75,001 – $110,000$22,692$24,587$22,993
$110,001 and more$23,113$25,076$24,265
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment3,628
Undergraduate enrollment2,788
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment160
Graduate enrollment840
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: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 80%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 11%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%
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 (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants3,6401,3982,242
Percent admitted76%72%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%31%22%
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 2013 (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 Reading470600
SAT Math490610
SAT Writing440580
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2027
ACT Math2026
  • The ACT Writing is not required for all students, and as such, many students opt not to take it. Because of that, we do not have enough data to report the 25th or the 75th percentile score.
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: 74%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 58%
(*) 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 2005]
4-year: 52%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 62%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 52%
6-year: 58%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 56%
Female: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 100%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 34%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 63%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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, General28--
Category total38--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General648-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other25--
Business/Managerial Economics8--
Finance, General0--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General18--
Category total7450-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General3--
Public Relations/Image Management7--
Radio and Television4--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8--
Category total22--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science4--
Category total4--
Art Teacher Education1--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching22--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2--
Health Teacher Education2--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching10--
Mathematics Teacher Education3--
Music Teacher Education2419-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1--
Social Studies Teacher Education4--
Special Education and Teaching, General6--
Speech Teacher Education0--
Category total7519-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2--
English Language and Literature, General4--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing6--
Category total12--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature3--
Category total5--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Art Therapy/Therapist8--
Athletic Training/Trainer5--
Nursing Administration00-
Nursing Education-9-
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-0-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse99--
Category total1129-
History, General9--
Category total9--
Legal Professions and Studies
Tax Law/Taxation-5-
Category total-5185
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0--
Category total0--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General4--
Category total4--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies5--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other11--
Category total16--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science3--
Category total3--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General3--
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other6--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science15--
Category total24--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies2--
Category total4--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3--
Chemistry, Other0--
Category total3--
Psychology, General28--
Category total28--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration3--
Social Work38--
Category total41--
Social Sciences
Economics, General0--
International Relations and Affairs0--
Political Science and Government, General9--
Political Science and Government, Other2--
Category total32--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General2--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2--
Fine/Studio Arts, General0--
Jazz/Jazz Studies2--
Keyboard Instruments3--
Music Management2--
Music Performance, General4--
Music Theory and Composition1--
Music, General7--
Music, Other40--
Voice and Opera10--
Category total73--
Grand total57983185
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined8765
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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations71116
Liquor law violations006
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations6710
Liquor law violations006
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible023
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible013
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 Year201120102009
Default rate4.9%5.2%6.2%
Number in default565963
Number in repayment1,1391,1151,014
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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