Capital University

Columbus, OH 43209

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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 87
Nursing Administration Bachelor's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 8
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's degree 6
Nursing Education Master's degree 10
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 1

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Capital University

Franklin University
2.87 miles away
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
4.41 miles away
Otterbein University
11.77 miles away
Ohio Christian University
23.81 miles away
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
37.87 miles away
Urbana University
44.61 miles away
Wittenberg University
46.39 miles away
Cedarville University
48.44 miles away
Muskingum University
63.59 miles away
Kettering College
68.87 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading480 to 570
SAT: Math470 to 610
SAT: Writing460 to 600
ACT Composite22 to 28
Admission considerations
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$16,536
30k to 48k$18,170
48k to 75k$21,873
75k to 110k$21,497
Over 110k$21,368
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,110.00 $1,110.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $625.00 $625.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Past Presidents Parley - Nurses' Scholarship

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio, Past Presidents Parley, has a program to assist students pursuing a degree in the nursing field. The applicant must be an honorably [...]

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) provides funding for nurses who intend to serve as instructors or students who intend to serve as nurses after graduation. Recipients of [...]

Joseph A. Brunetto Award for Excellence in the Study of Law

Applicant must be a graduate student at the Capital University Law School. Preference given to a Bexley High School graduate who received an undergraduate degree from Capital University and/or [...]

Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships

Applicants who are registered nurses must have a current license to practice as an RN, have more than a high school diploma and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program [...]

Service League Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited school of nursing located in Ohio. They must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing
Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209

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