Average Salary for Capital University Alumni

Nestled away in Columbus, Ohio, Capital University, an Evangelical Lutheran Church school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Capital University grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Capital University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Senior Buyer
2 salaries
General Counsel
2 salaries
Social Worker (BSW)
2 salaries
Vice President (VP), Operations
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
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About This School

1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394



Private School, Religious

58 %

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The financial services industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the banking industry are just a few of the areas in which Capital University grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is clinical care. The average salary for a grad from Capital University is about $57K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average around $68K per year compared to females' $56K.


In the Capital University alumni professional community, General Counsels make the highest median pay (approximately $160K), though VPs of Operations ($125K), and Senior Buyers ($75K) are close competitors. BSW Social Workers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $31K in this job.


The larger part of Capital University students choose to remain in Columbus, Ohio after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $54K. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Capital University alumni is Cleveland, Ohio, which offers a median salary of around $100K. Other common destinations include San Antonio, Texas and Westlake, Ohio.

Degree Major

Capital University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and earn a median salary of $320K per year. Those with a bachelor's degree in social work face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $36K per year.


Capital University grads with Budget Management abilities can expect to make 61 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $92K). Roughly one in seven grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Demonstrated ability in Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Budget Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just over a third of grads report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. For this school, most alums are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of survey participants pick up dental plans, too. To plan for old age, most graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Capital University alumni receive are life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Median pay for Aquinas College grads is $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of Capital University grads. 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


54 %
46 %
$30,240 - $70,895
$37,814 - $81,307
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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