Average Salary for Capital University Alumni

Capital University is an 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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Capital University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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General Counsel
2 salaries
Case Manager
2 salaries
Senior Buyer
2 salaries
Social Worker (BSW)
2 salaries
Vice President (VP), Operations
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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About This School

1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394



Private School, Religious

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Former Capital University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the financial services industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the banking industry. Clinical care registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Capital University is around $57K.


Former Capital University students with an interest in making money consider becoming General Counsels, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $160K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include VPs of Operations ($102K) and Senior Buyers ($75K). On the lower end, BSW Social Workers report making $31K.


It is typical for many Capital University grads (the larger part of former students) to remain in Columbus, Ohio, which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is about $54K). By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Capital University alumni is Cleveland, Ohio, which offers a median salary of approximately $100K. Other cities of interest include San Antonio, Texas and Westlake, Ohio.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Capital University alumni are those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — they earn close to around $320K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a bachelor's degree in social work — their annual income amounts to $36K on average.


Capital University grads who have experience with Sales Management can expect to make 73 percent more than other alumni ($99K on average). Capital University alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with one in six grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other prime know-hows include Customer Service, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly half of the alums report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni are paid for sick leave. A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and a majority of the survey participants get dental coverage. Most alumni participate in a 401(k) program. Additional perks enjoyed by Capital University grads include life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Cumberland University grads bring in salaries of around approximately $58K, making them the most similar to Capital University alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Capital University include the University of Rio Grande, College of Mount St. Joseph, and Oakland City University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1400 1790
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Capital University


55 %
45 %
$30,389 - $72,705
$38,145 - $82,602
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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