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Information Technology at Capella University

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

Capella University is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a total student population of 36,284. Of the 2,866 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Capella University in 2019, 93 of them were information technology majors.

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

Capella University Information Technology Degrees Available

  • Certificate in IT (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT
  • Master’s Degree in IT
  • Doctorate Degree in IT

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 IT for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Capella University Information Technology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the IT progam at Capella University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 IT major at Capella University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Information Technology. 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 Information Technology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1
Best Information Technology Colleges for Veterans 1
Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates 2
Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools 12
Most Popular Colleges for Information Technology 23
Most Focused Colleges for Information Technology 171

In 2019, 151 students received their master’s degree in IT from Capella University. This makes it the #8 most popular school for IT master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 30 students who received their doctoral degrees in IT, making the school the #1 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Capella University IT Graduates

The median salary of IT students who receive their bachelor's degree at Capella University is $77,500. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 68% higher than the national average of $46,100 for all IT bachelor's degree recipients.

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IT Student Demographics at Capella University

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

Capella University Information Technology Bachelor’s Program

25% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 93 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Capella University in 2018-2019, 75% were men and 25% were women. The typical IT bachelor's degree program is made up of only 17% women. So female students are more repesented at Capella University since its program graduates 8% more women than average.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in IT at Capella University are white. This is below 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 IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 48
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 25

Capella University Information Technology Master’s Program

29% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 151 IT students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Capella University, about 71% were men and 29% were women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Information Technology Master's Degree Grads

In the IT master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 37% of degree recipients. That is 12% 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 IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 38
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 62
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 37

Capella University also has a doctoral program available in IT. In 2019, 30 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That IT Grads May Go Into

A degree in IT 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
Computer User Support Specialists 12,910 $55,560
Computer and Information Systems Managers 9,510 $143,300
Managers 9,350 $128,590
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 7,610 $85,620
Computer Workers 6,200 $81,650

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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