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About Capital
  • We are a comprehensive, independent university grounded in the Lutheran tradition. The education we offer is experiential, intimate, and urban. From the arts and sciences to professional programs, our teachers excel at both challenging students and creating a personalized learning environment. We believe the intellect is best developed when it’s exposed to education inside and far from the classroom. That’s how we engage the community in the pursuit of lifelong learning. In short, Capital University prepares students to contribute to the world — through both their professional lives and personal service.

  • General Facts

    • Main campus located in Bexley, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus
    • The oldest university in Central Ohio, founded in 1830
    • One of the oldest and largest Lutheran-affiliated universities in North America
    • Educational mission based on:
    • Free inquiry
    • Critical thinking
    • Leadership



    About Capital Two Panel

    Students & Faculty 

    According to our Office of Institutional Research, Capital is currently home to 3,494 undergraduate and graduate students, and 710 of those are in our Freshman class.

    We also employ nearly 200 full-time and more than 200 part-time faculty which helps us to keep our class sizes small and give students the individual attention they need.

    We have a 12:1 student to faculty ratio for our undergraduate students, and in Fall 2014, 60% of our classes had 19 or fewer students in them.

  • Scholarship

    Capital is committed to hands-on learning and primary research at the undergraduate level. Capital students are frequently chosen to present their findings at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. 

    Capital organizes the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning, a day of workshops and special events aimed at promoting diversity and lifelong learning. All events are open to students and the wider community.


    Success Stories

    Many career-minded students are encouraged by the success of our students, who can be found across the world serving as teachers, lawyers, financial planners, ministers, registered nurses and more.

    • Schedule a campus visit and see what Capital's campus has to offer.

    • Members of the media can contact our Media Relations department.

    • For more information contact Nichole Johnson, director of media relations and communication:
      (614) 236-6945