Capital University

Capital University

Capital University, also famous as CU, was established in 1830. It is situated in Bexley, Ohio and the university currently records an enrollment of over 3,500 students every year. It is a private liberal arts college that offers bachelor's, master's, and professional degrees in diverse areas of study. The university is a network of following schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Conservatory of Music
  • Graduate and Adult Programs
  • Law School
  • School of Management and Leadership
  • School of Nursing

CU's student body is diverse and impressive and the college possesses a prominent athletics department. Capital University participates in various sports and events in the Ohio Athletic Conference, Division III. Their sports teams are known as the Capital Crusaders and the Crusaders compete in various sports such as baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, golf and others.

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Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus , OH 43209-2394
General Phone: (614) 236-6011

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Capital University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law188law, tax law
Nursing and Emergency Medicine135registered nursing, nursing administration, community nurse, various nursing
Business and Management123business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, marketing, taxation
Education and Teaching86special ed, middle school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Liberal Arts81Spanish language, English, creative writing, general studies, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Family and Social Work54public administration, social work
Music37music, music performance, music theory and composition, piano, voice, music management, jazz, various music studies
Therapy and Counseling36psychology, art therapy
Media30communication studies, radio and television, organizational communications, public relations
Science26biology, biochemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21health and physical education, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement14criminology
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Art Studies1art studies
Fine Arts1fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Capital University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree57066
Master's degree1007
First-professional degree1811

Capital University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Capital University had a total enrollment of 3,713 students (2,660 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 11%
First Professional 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 23%
22-24 16%
25-29 13%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%
(International Students)1%

Capital University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %

Capital University Room and Board (2007)

Capital University offers campus housing for 1,299 of its 2,660 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Columbus, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Capital University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490580
SAT Math480600
SAT Writing460590
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT34%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Capital University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,680
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,680
Room and board $ 7,150
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,290

Financial Aid:
Capital University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 302300)

Capital University Faculty

Capital University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1212
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3029

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*3$100,229

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year48$97,73925$84,920
Associate professoracademic year21$67,07728$66,919
Assistant professoracademic year20$51,31521$50,270
Instructoracademic year15$43,61512$39,995
No academic rankacademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year106$74,49588$64,357

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Capital University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Ohio Athletic Conference
Basketball Ohio Athletic Conference
Baseball Ohio Athletic Conference
Track Ohio Athletic Conference

Capital University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Capital University Apart:

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Top 9%Capital University % of degrees in law
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Top 10%Capital University Number of degree programs
% of degrees in music
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Top 13%Capital University % of degrees in music
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 13%Capital University % of degrees in family and social work
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Top 16%Capital University Dorm rooms per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 18%Capital University Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%Capital University Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
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Top 19%Capital University Number of students

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