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 LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.8%

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1075 to 1245
ACT22 to 27
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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,144/credit
In State Students$1,144/credit
Out of State Students$1,144/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$630/credit
In State Students$630/credit
Out of State Students$630/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $51,480 $51,480 $51,480
ADN 70 $80,080 $80,080 $80,080
BSN 125 $143,000 $143,000 $143,000
FNP 50 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 32% $4,477
Other Federal Grant 27% $664
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $2,497
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $23,102
Federal Student Loans 95% $6,114
Private Loans 9% $13,361


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$22,085

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Student Population













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

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 discharged ...

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 in ...

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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.

Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209

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