Capital University

Capital is a comprehensive, independent university grounded in the Lutheran tradition. We offer an experiential, intimate and urban education with a professional staff that creates both a challenging, yet personalized learning environment.

Capital promotes an educational experience that takes place both in and outside the classroom, preparing students for the pursuit of lifelong learning and instilling in them a sense of obligation in making their world a better place.

General Facts 

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

Students & Faculty  

Capital is home to 3,629 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 700 Freshman.

We employ 200 full-time and nearly 200 part-time faculty to help keep our class sizes small and give students the individual attention they need.

Our student to faculty ratio is 12:1 for undergraduate students and in fall 2010, 56 percent of our classes had 20 students or less.