Capital University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,978
3.9% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,897
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.16%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74.1%
4,017 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,020
88.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60.2%
424 Graduates

About

Capital University is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Capital University were Registered Nursing (99 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees), and General Psychology (46 degrees).

In 2020, 870 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Capital University. 64.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (649 degrees), 7.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (92 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Capital University is $37,978, which is $15,448 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Capital University is $37,978, which is $15,448 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,897.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending Capital University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,978
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Capital University was $37,978. The cost of tuition at Capital University is $15,448 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$19,897
2020 Value
9.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Capital University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,897. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Capital University grew by 9.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,312
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Capital University was of $11,312 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.13% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Capital University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.16%
2018 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Capital University was 4.16%, which represents 43 out of the 1033 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Capital University received 4,017 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 16.2% annual decline. Out of those 4,017 applicants, 2,975 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 3,020 students enrolled at Capital University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Capital University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,975
Accepted Out of 4,017

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Capital University was 74.1% (2,975 admissions from 4,017 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 72.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −16.2%, while admissions declined by −13.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Capital University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Capital University has a total enrollment of 3,020 students. The full-time enrollment at Capital University is 2,671 students and the part-time enrollment is 349. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Capital University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Capital University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.3% White, 8.97% Black or African American, 5.83% Two or More Races, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Asian, 0.232% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0662% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Capital University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.3%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Black or African American Female (5.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.2%), followed by White Male (35.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.66%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Capital University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,020 students. The full-time enrollment at Capital University is 2,671 and the part-time enrollment is 349. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Capital University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Capital University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Capital University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,274
  2. Black or African American
    271
  3. Two or More Races
    176

The enrolled student population at Capital University is 75.3% White, 8.97% Black or African American, 5.83% Two or More Races, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.48% Asian, 0.232% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0662% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 254 more women than men received degrees from Capital University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Capital University is white (649 degrees awarded). There were 7.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (92 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Capital University is Registered Nursing (99 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees) and General Psychology (46 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Capital University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (138 degrees awarded), Theology (13 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Capital University are Social workers, all other (147,344 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (120,465 people), Clergy (116,429 people), Other managers (108,333 people), and Graphic designers (85,425 people).

The most specialized majors at Capital University are Legal (138 degrees awarded), Theology (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (54 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Capital University are Aerospace engineers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Capital University are Legal (138 degrees awarded), Theology (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (54 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Capital University are Elementary & secondary schools (276,806 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (184,835 people), Religious organizations (143,539 people), Individual & family services (115,885 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (113,079 people).

The most specialized majors at Capital University are Legal (138 degrees awarded), Theology (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (54 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 99 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 46 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Capital University was Registered Nursing with 99 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

308
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
562
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 308 degrees were awarded to men at Capital University, which is 0.548 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (562).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Capital University in Law, which is 1.05 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 89 degrees were awarded to women at Capital University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.9 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 50% of students graduating from Capital University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (69.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Capital University is Female and White (69.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.83% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    649 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    92 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Capital University is white (649 degrees awarded). There were 7.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (92 degrees).

3.22% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    411 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    238 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Capital University is white female (411 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (238 degrees).

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Operations

Capital University has an endowment valued at nearly $107M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.69M (1.57%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Capital University had a total salary expenditure of $77.6M. Capital University employs 59 Professors, 42 Instructors, and 28 Associate professors. Most academics at Capital University are Male Professors (34), Female Instructors(27), and Female Professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capital University are: Management, with 48 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$107M
2020 Endowment
1.08%
growth from 2019

Capital University has an endowment valued at about $107M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Capital University grew 1.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $67.8M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.66M - Federal
  2. $331k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Capital University received $1.66M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $331k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$34.5M
2020 Salaries
1.24%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Capital University paid a median of $34.5M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($77.6M) and a 1.24% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0765% decline from 2018 and a 10.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.7M
Instructional Salaries
153
Number of Employees

In 2020, Capital University paid a total of $11.7M to 153 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Capital University were Professor with 59 employees; Instructor with 42 employees; and Instructor with 28 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capital University were Management with 48 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Capital University was Male Professor with 34 employees, Female Instructor with 27 employees, and Female Professor with 25 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Capital University.

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