Capital University – Dayton Center for Lifelong Learning


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Capital University’s Adult Degree Program, located downtown at 333 West First Street, has been serving learners in Dayton since 1979. The Dayton Center offers degree completion programs for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Advantages of the program include:

  1. Flexibility in Scheduling and Alternative Course Delivery Formats  – Group seminars and independent study courses emphasize self-managed learning and excellent teaching. Seminars have 10 to 15 students
  2. Several Majors – Capital’s Dayton Center offers majors in business, communications, criminology, nursing, social work, and psychology. The Liberal and Professional studies major enables a student to customize a degree, similar to Sinclair’s ATS/AIS program
  3. Ease in Transferring Credit  – Capital accepts credits without time limitations from any school that has regional accreditation. Capital also accepts credit for ACE-accredited training programs offered by several local companies as well as military training programs.
  4. Credit for Life Experiences  – Through the portfolio program, students can earn unlimited credit.
  5. Articulation with Sinclair  – Capital and Sinclair have already worked out the course equivalencies for Capital’s general education goals as well as for several majors.
  6. Financial Aid  – Students who qualify can receive financial aid through Pell Grants, Ohio Instructional Grants, Ohio Student Choice Grants, or Stafford Loans.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Our BSN Completion program began in the late 1970’s. All courses to complete your BSN are offered at the Dayton Center. There are seven upper division nursing classes. Courses completed as part of your AD in Nursing are accepted as transfer credit. All other college level courses are posted on your transcript as elective credit.

Capital offers a flexible program geared to meet the needs of the working RN. Center classes meet one evening per week and/or on Saturday on a convenient biweekly basis. You can take classes part or full-time. You determine your own pace. Capital offers full schedules year round, three terms per year.

Please contact: Donna Smith MS, RN for an appointment, tour or for more information.

Capital University was founded in 1830 and chartered as a university in 1850. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition to the Centers for Lifelong Learning, the university has a college of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, a Conservatory of Music, a Law School, and a Graduate School of Business Administration. The main campus is in Columbus, Ohio.