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Human Development & Family Studies at Capella University

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Human Development & Family Studies at Capella University

Every human development and family studies school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the human development program at Capella University stacks up to those at other schools.

Capella University is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and approximately 36,284 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Human Development & Family Studies section at the bottom of this page.

Capella University Human Development & Family Studies Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Human Development
  • Doctorate Degree in Human Development

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.

Capella University does offer online education options in human development for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

Capella University Human Development & Family Studies Rankings

There were 4 students who received their doctoral degrees in human development, making the school the #17 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Human Development Student Demographics at Capella University

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

Capella University Human Development & Family Studies Master’s Program

89% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 106 students who earned a master's degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Capella University in 2018-2019, 11% were men and 89% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 9% men graduate in human development each year. Capella University does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 2% more men than average.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Human Development & Family Studies Master's Degree Grads

In the human development master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 59% of degree recipients. That is 22% 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 human development.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Development & Family Studies Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 51
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 24
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

Careers That Human Development Grads May Go Into

A degree in human development 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
Social and Human Service Assistants 15,000 $36,160
Childcare Workers 11,830 $25,820
Preschool Teachers 8,180 $37,500
Community and Social Service Specialists 2,690 $50,560
Farm and Home Management Advisors 40 $58,580


*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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