#13 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Capital University

Columbus, Ohio

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Student Population
Capital University overview
Location Columbus, Ohio
Online capital.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Capital University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Columbus, Ohio, Capital University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 3,585 prospective students applied, and 2,659 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 424 enrolled in the school.  2,524 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 296 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $38,928 plus fees of $410. Capital University is ranked 414 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Capital University is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Capital University overview
SAT 1000/1260
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.63
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Capital University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$410
Room and Board $12,008
Budget for Other Expenses$2,523
Total One Year Cost$55,669

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
61% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Capital University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 21%
Education 12%
Business 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Human Services 9%

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