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Capella University Overview

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Capella University is a private for-profit institution. The location of Capella University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Capella University Known For?

1,382 Full-Time Undergraduates
$7,290 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Capella University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 14% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Capella University makes roughly $63,600 a year. This is 56% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Capella University Rankings

Capella University was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Capella University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Capella University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 379
Best Colleges for Veterans 444
Best Colleges for Diversity 659

Where Is Capella University?

Location of Capella University

Contact details for Capella University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 225 South 6Th Street, 9Th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3389
Phone: 888-227-3552
Website: www.capella.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CapellaUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CapellaU

How Do I Get Into Capella University?

You can apply to Capella University online at: www.capella.edu/admissions/apply-now

Capella University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Capella University?

50% Take Out Loans
6.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Capella University is $7,290. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Capella University, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,839 a year. That adds up to $27,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Capella University is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Capella University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,382 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,210 undergraduate students at Capella University, with 1,382 being full-time and 7,828 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Capella University

There are also 27,074 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,382 full-time undergraduates at Capella University, 33% are male and 67% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Capella University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Capella University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Capella University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 260
Hispanic or Latino 116
White 580
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 402

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Capella University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Capella University

37,171 Took All Classes Online
37,171 Took At Least One Class Online
1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 25 bachelor’s degree and 76 master’s degree programs available online at Capella University. In 2017-2018, 37,171 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Capella University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Capella University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Capella University was 1.6%. This is the #157 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Capella University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Capella University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 8%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 67%
Business Administration & Management 10%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 12%
Community Organization & Advocacy 84%
Computer Information Systems 1%
Curriculum & Instruction 37%
Data Processing 50%
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 67%
Education 17%
Educational Administration 7%
General Education 61%
General Psychology 1%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 13%
Health Professions 23%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 18%
Mental & Social Health Services 14%
Nursing 34%
Other Computer & Information Sciences 9%
Other Education 32%
Other Homeland Security 71%
Other Public Administration 38%
Psychology 7%
Social Work 4%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 21%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Capella University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Systems Analysis #1
Other Computer & Information Sciences #1
Other Social Sciences #2
Data Processing #2
Multicultural & Diversity Studies #2
Engineering-Related Fields #2
Educational Assessment #2
Other Public Administration #3
Other Homeland Security #3
Gerontology #3
Other Psychology #5
Medical Illustration & Informatics #5
Other Business, Management & Marketing #6
Other Education #6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #7
Engineering Technologies #8
Teaching English or French #8
Student Counseling #8
Computer Systems Networking #10
Entrepreneurial Studies #12
Human Development & Family Studies #13
Computer Software & Applications #14
Curriculum & Instruction #14
Child Development & Psychology #15
Special Education #15
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #16
General Education #17
Teacher Education Subject Specific #17
Homeland Security #18
Social Work #19
Management Information Systems #20
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #20
Public Health #24
Finance & Financial Management #25
Instructional Media Design #26
Mental & Social Health Services #27
Human Services #28
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #28
Public Administration #37
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #37
General Psychology #41
Teacher Education Grade Specific #42
Nursing #43
General Business/Commerce #43
Marketing #47
Psychology #47
Social Sciences #49
Computer Information Systems #49
Information Technology #53
Educational Administration #54
Public Administration & Social Service #56
Human Resource Management #59
Accounting #64
Computer & Information Sciences #66
Criminal Justice & Corrections #71
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #73
Education #74
Health & Medical Administrative Services #75
Business Administration & Management #96
Health Professions #104
Business, Management & Marketing #105

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Capella University Majors

In 2017-2018, Capella University awarded 5,732 undergraduate degrees and 13,628 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 52 53 6
Business Administration & Management 0 573 564 84
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 113 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 881 98
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 25 0
Computer Information Systems 0 75 1 27
Computer Programming 0 2 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 3 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 40 88 17
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 46 75
Data Processing 0 10 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 184 56
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 24 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 12 22 4
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 6
General Education 0 0 48 16
General Psychology 0 350 74 50
Gerontology 0 0 16 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 149 406 53
Homeland Security 0 4 26 10
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 106 4
Human Resource Management 0 117 219 6
Human Services 0 0 68 13
Information Technology 0 93 151 30
Instructional Media Design 0 0 41 16
Management Information Systems 0 0 14 6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 4 47 4
Marketing 0 17 19 3
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 4 121 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 753 2
Nursing 0 1,338 509 126
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 1
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 23 0 0
Other Education 0 0 28 180
Other Homeland Security 0 0 6 8
Other Psychology 0 0 34 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 13
Other Social Sciences 0 0 101 23
Public Administration 0 0 63 10
Public Health 0 0 128 44
Social Work 0 0 0 24
Special Education 0 0 39 0
Student Counseling 0 0 198 11
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 185 53
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 274 47
Teaching English or French 0 0 13 0
Total 0 5,732 11,376 2,252

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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