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  • About Capital

    Capital University is a private four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school located in the capital city of Columbus, Ohio. At Capital, we transform lives through higher education, and our purpose is purpose. Through an immersive, high-impact and convergent approach to teaching and learning, we find, feed and refine the role each of us was born for — no matter who we are.

  • “We’re from Capital” (Capital’s Story, Created and Told By Us)

    We have a powerful story to tell, and we think the best storytellers are from Capital — the alumni, students, faculty, employers and community partners who bring our story to life every day when they live, learn and lead with purpose. This is Capital’s story, created and told by us.

    Read about the CapFam who created this video.

  • With roots that ground us firmly in a history of academic excellence, free inquiry and individual development of every student, Capital combines personal attention with a balanced liberal arts and professional studies education. Since its founding by the Lutheran Church in 1830 and charter as a university in 1850, Capital has been an agent in shaping engaged citizens and purposeful leaders who improve their industries, communities and society. Our roots secure us as we stretch toward innovation, new ways of knowing, and better ways of contributing. Our values ground us, as we remove obstacles to give each student, faculty, staff, community member, and neighbor a chance to do more, not less.

    Capital University serves a diverse student body of nearly 3,500, including traditional undergraduates, degree-completion and graduate students. We offer 60 majors and more than 50 minors in the areas of Music, Arts and Communication, Business and Management, Education, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, Nursing and Health, and Social Sciences. We offer graduate degrees and/or post-degree certification in Education, Law, Nursing, Business and Music Education.

    Deeply connected to the capital city we call home, Capital is at the epicenter of purpose, possibility and the power of purple. Helping to fuel the vibrant metropolitan area of Columbus – a city that often makes “top 10” lists for livability, technology, opportunity and jobs – students plug into a diverse economy that’s home to many Fortune 500 companies in the third largest city in the Midwest.


    About the Video

    Music by Capital: Created and performed by Columbus-based band, Kid Runner, which was born out of Capital’s Conservatory of Music. Kurt Keaner, Fran Litterski and Scott Griffin are 2011 Capital graduates.

    Voice over and engineering talent by Capital: Jenna Jaworski, a junior majoring in music technology, with a digital media minor, from Norwalk, Ohio. Recorded in Studio F, located in Capital’s Convergent Media Center, by Andy Salend, sophomore, a music technology major from Boston, and Mike Molaskey, first-year, music technology major from New Bremen, Ohio, with help from Neal Schmitt and Chad Loughrige, music technology professors. Betsy Pike ’04, communication professor, and Dan Stemen ’16 helped us helped find the right voice for this project.

    Production: Fahlgren Mortine, an award-winning integrated marketing and communications agency known for attracting top talent, including many Capital graduates and interns.