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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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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Religious

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Typical Early Career Salary

Capital University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Vice President (VP), Operations
3 salaries
Case Manager
3 salaries
General Counsel
2 salaries
Social Worker (BSW)
2 salaries
Senior Buyer
2 salaries
Event Coordinator
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Capital University Details

1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394


Private Schools, Religious

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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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1390 1780
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats

54 %
46 %
$34,105 - $70,084
$38,137 - $84,923
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

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