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Average Salary for Capital University Alumni

Capital University is a Evangelical Lutheran Church university based in Columbus, Ohio that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Religious
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Case Manager
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Vice President (VP), Operations
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Operations Manager
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Event Coordinator
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Social Worker (BSW)
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Senior Buyer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Capital University Details


1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394

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Students Enrolled:



Private Schools, Religious

Graduation Rate:

59 %


4 %

% Stay In State:

79 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

31 %
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Capital University alumni can most commonly be found in the financial services industry, the banking industry, and the retail industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among Capital University grads, clinical care is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of $56K are common among Capital University grads.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is about $68K, but the median for the latter is only $52K.


The most lucrative professionals among Capital University alumni are VPs of Operations; they earn a median annual salary of $102K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $75K and around $61K are Senior Buyers and Human Resources Managers. Sliding in near the bottom are BSW Social Workers, who report earnings of approximately $31K.


Upon earning their degree, many Capital University grads prefer to remain in Columbus; in fact, a little over a half of grads enjoy the area so much that they find permanent jobs in the city. The top-paying city popular with Capital University alumni is Denver, which offers median salaries of about $70K. For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with Capital University alumni is Cincinnati, which offers median salaries of approximately $37K. Nearby Cleveland is also a top pick for Capital University grads, as is Pittsburgh.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business Communication leads to the highest pay for Capital University grads ($100K per year). A bachelor's degree in social work commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $35K.


Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Capital University alumni — nearly one in seven grads mention using it at work. For Capital University grads, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 75 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Operations Management, Microsoft Office, and Project Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for approximately half of the alumni, but only two-fifths of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of survey participants, and most respondents also receive dental coverage. A solid majority of survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Capital University alumni receive are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, MidAmerica Nazarene University grads (who make an average of around $58K) earn salaries most similar to Capital University alumni. The University of Rio Grande, College of Mount St. Joseph, and Oakland City University are also similar to Capital University.

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SAT Scores 1390 1780
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats



54 %

female alumni


46 %

male alumni
$34,105 - $70,084
$38,137 - $84,923

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

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