Capital University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,280

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,010

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.27%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

68.7%

4,208 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,384

87.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

59.3%

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 (111 degrees awarded), General Psychology (46 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (43 degrees).

In 2017, 924 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Capital University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (716 degrees), 7.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Capital University is $34,280, which is $13,547 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Capital University is $34,280, which is $13,547 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,010.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,280

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Capital University was $34,280. The cost of tuition at Capital University is $13,547 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$21,010

2017 Value

1.62%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Capital University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,010. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Capital University grew by 1.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,395

Room and Board

$1,550

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Capital University was of $10,395 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board increased by 3.38% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Capital University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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.

4.27%

2016 Default Rate

48

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Capital University was 4.27%, which represents 48 out of the 1125 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Capital University received 4,208 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.84% annual decline. Out of those 4,208 applicants, 2,889 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,384 students enrolled at Capital University in 2017, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Capital University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,889

Accepted Out of 4,208

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Capital University was 68.7% (2,889 admissions from 4,208 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.84%, while admissions declined by -2.66%.

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SAT Scores

15%

Submission Percentage

87

Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at Capital University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Capital University has a total enrollment of 3,384 students. The full-time enrollment at Capital University is 2,960 students and the part-time enrollment is 424. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Capital University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Capital University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.4% White, 9.6% Black or African American, 4.64% Two or More Races, 3.66% Hispanic or Latino, 1.83% Asian, 0.236% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.177% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Capital University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.7%), followed by White Male (29.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (34.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Capital University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,384 students. The full-time enrollment at Capital University is 2,960 and the part-time enrollment is 424. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Capital University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Capital University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,517

  2. Black or African American

    325

  3. Two or More Races

    157

The enrolled student population at Capital University is 74.4% White, 9.6% Black or African American, 4.64% Two or More Races, 3.66% Hispanic or Latino, 1.83% Asian, 0.236% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.177% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 216 more women than men received degrees from Capital University. The majority of degree recipients at Capital University are white (716 degrees awarded). There were 7.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Capital University is Registered Nursing (111 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (46 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (43 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 (141 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (39 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (53 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (231,008 people), Other managers (203,842 people), Social workers, all other (177,966 people), Postsecondary teachers (117,472 people), and Graphic designers (105,573 people).

The most specialized majors at Capital University are Legal (141 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (39 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), Communications (40 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Capital University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Sales engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Capital University are Legal (141 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (39 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), Communications (40 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 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 (448,808 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (288,344 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (168,664 people), Computer Systems Design (152,366 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (133,178 people).

The most specialized majors at Capital University are Legal (141 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (39 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), Communications (40 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 111 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Capital University was Registered Nursing with 111 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 354

  2. 570

In 2017, 354 degrees were awarded to men at Capital University, which is 0.621 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (570).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Capital University in Law, which is 1.15 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 100 degrees were awarded to women at Capital University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.09 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 55% of students graduating from Capital University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Capital University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.708% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    716 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Capital University is white (716 degrees awarded). There were 7.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

2.71% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    437 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    279 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Capital University is white female (437 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (279 degrees).

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Operations

Capital University has an endowment valued at nearly $78M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.3M (14.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Capital University had a total expenditure of $72.8M. Of that $72.8M, they spent $31.6M on salaries and $72.8M on benefits.

Capital University employs 62 Professors, 37 Instructors, and 36 Associate professors. Most academics at Capital University are Male Professors (40), Female Instructors(23), and Female Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capital University are: Management, with 60 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$78M

2017 Endowment

9.15%

growth from 2016

Capital University has an endowment valued at about $78M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Capital University grew 9.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.9M 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. $1.69M - Federal

  2. $71.8k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Capital University received $1.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $71.8k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$31.6M

Salary Expenditure

$72.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Capital University had a total expenditure of $72.8M. Of that $72.8M, they spent $31.6M on salaries and $72.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$31.6M

2017 Salaries

1.56%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Capital University paid a median of $31.6M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($72.8M) and a 1.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.834% decline from 2015 and a 9.03% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.6M

Instructional Salaries

164

Number of Employees

In 2017, Capital University paid a total of $12.6M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

60 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Capital University were Professor with 62 employees; Instructor with 37 employees; and Instructor with 36 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capital University were Management with 60 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Capital University was Male Professor with 40 employees, Female Instructor with 23 employees, and Female Professor with 22 employees.

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

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