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Columbus

  • If you live in Ohio—or even if you don’t—you may know what a great city Columbus is. To work in. To play in. To learn in.

    And if you didn’t know, you’re in for the surprise of your life.

    As the 15th largest city in the nation and the fastest growing in the Midwest, Columbus serves as a vibrant extension of our campus. As a Capital student, you’ll be within easy reach of all this thriving metropolitan area has to offer. A dynamic arts and culture scene. Beautiful natural surroundings with lots of natural resources for outdoor enthusiasts. Abundant rivers, lakes and parks, and trails for hiking and cycling. A delightful blend of historic neighborhoods and modern architecture. Restaurants touted by critics and the most discerning foodies alike. You’ll find locally owned boutique shopping, and major malls and town centers. And for all you sports fans, major and minor teams in hockey, soccer and baseball — Columbus Blue Jackets, Crew and Clippers.

    Columbus is also a city ready to meet your career preparation needs. Home to many large corporations, a multitude of small and mid-sized businesses, government offices and nonprofit organizations, there’s no limit to your opportunity for internships and service experiences that will contribute to your marketability upon entering the work force.

    And because Columbus is one of the “10 Best Cities to Start a Career,” don’t be surprised if you like it so much that you decide to stay. In fact, Capital alumni help fuel this economy by living and working in Central Ohio. So when you graduate and start your new job, you can expect to tap into a Capital network. 

     


     

  • Fortune 500
    Home Sweet Home!

    As of 2013, the city has the headquarters of five corporations in the U.S. Fortune 500:

    • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company 
    • American Electric Power 
    • L Brands 
    • Big Lots 
    • Cardinal Health

     No. 1 on Forbes' Opportunity Cities: 19 Places Where It May Be Easier To Make Your Mark 

    Short North: Art, local shopping, fashion and foodie haven, walkable historic streets and a thriving arts and culture scene, due in large part to the college town atmosphere

    Population: 822,553 (Columbus) and 1,895,100 (Metro Population)

    Major Industries: Technology, Insurance, Education

    Cost of Living: 6.3% below national average

    Other facts:

    •  It's in the top 30 of Forbes' Best Places for Business and Careers 2014 (out of 200 largest metro areas)
    • It has a diverse economy fueled by education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail and tech. 
    • Some of the major employers that call Columbus home are Battelle Memorial Institute, the world's largest private research and development foundation; Chemical Abstracts Service, the world's largest clearinghouse of chemical information; and NetJets, the world's largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet.
    • The fast-food corporations Wendy's, and White Castle are also based in the metropolitan area.
    • Columbus has been ranked in BusinessWeek's 50 best cities in America.
    • Best City for Working Mothers 
    • In 2013, Forbes gave Columbus an A rating as one of the top cities for business in the U.S.