Capital University is a private institution in Bexley, Ohio, which is a suburb of Columbus. It was established in 1830 as the Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Ohio. It is the oldest university in the central Ohio area and one of the oldest Lutheran-affiliated universities in the country. The university offers over 60 majors, including several nursing majors. The campus includes several academic buildings and over 70 student organizations. The academic buildings include a few properties that are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus area is now referred to as the Capital University Historic District.
The university offers four nursing programs – traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN. All four programs are accredited by the CCNE. Students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field may enroll in the accelerated BSN program. This program can be completed in 20 months, with a traditional daytime schedule. They also offer a hybrid track that is designed to be completed in 24 months and includes evening classes. Students who are enrolled in the traditional BSN program get to receive hands-on experience at local healthcare clinics and hospitals. In fact, the school has partnerships with over 20 hospitals and 80 community health organizations.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students3,384|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Evangelical Lutheran Church
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
11/05/1997 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1075 to 1245|
|ACT||22 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,144/credit|
|In State Students||$1,144/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,144/credit|
|In District Students||$630/credit|
|In State Students||$630/credit|
|Out of State Students||$630/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Capital University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||27%||$664|
|State Grant & Scholarships||22%||$2,497|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$23,102|
|Federal Student Loans||95%||$6,114|
$21,010Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$18,386|
|$30,001 to $48,000$18,556|
|$48,001 to $75,000$20,493|
|$75,001 to $110,000$21,924|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.