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Accounting at Capella University

What traits are you looking for in a accounting school? To help you decide if Capella University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's accounting program.

Capella University is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and approximately 36,284 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 52 accounting majors received their bachelor's degree from Capella University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Accounting section at the bottom of this page.

Capella University Accounting Degrees Available

  • Certificate in Accounting (1 - 2 Years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • Doctorate Degree in Accounting

Online Classes Are Available at Capella University

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Capella University does offer online courses in accounting for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Capella University Accounting Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks accounting programs across the country. The following shows how Capella University performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The accounting major at Capella University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Accounting. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Accounting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 24
Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans 46
Most Popular Online Accounting Schools 67
Highest Paid Accounting Graduates 210
Most Popular Colleges for Accounting 334
Most Focused Colleges for Accounting 1,262

In 2019, 53 students received their master’s degree in accounting from Capella University. This makes it the #113 most popular school for accounting master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in accounting, making the school the #1 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Capella University Accounting Graduates

The median salary of accounting students who receive their bachelor's degree at Capella University is $48,700. This is 11% higher than $43,900, which is the national average for all accounting bachelor's degree recipients.

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Accounting Student Demographics at Capella University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the accounting majors at Capella University.

Capella University Accounting Bachelor’s Program

79% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 accounting majors earned their bachelor's degree from Capella University. Of these graduates, 21% were men and 79% were women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Accounting Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 63% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in accounting at Capella University are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Capella University with a bachelor's in accounting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 33
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

Capella University Accounting Master’s Program

75% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The accounting program at Capella University awarded 53 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 25% of these degrees went to men with the other 75% going to women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Accounting Master's Degree Grads

In the accounting master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 38% of degree recipients. That is 10% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Capella University with a master's in accounting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 20
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

Capella University also has a doctoral program available in accounting. In 2019, 6 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Accounting Grads May Go Into

A degree in accounting can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MN, the home state for Capella University.

Occupation Jobs in MN Average Salary in MN
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,110 $44,210
Accountants and Auditors 22,960 $72,480
Financial Managers 15,610 $133,970
Financial Analysts 6,320 $93,160
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,550 $50,570

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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