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Nursing at Capella University

If you plan to study nursing, take a look at what Capella University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Capella University is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and approximately 36,284 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 1,338 nursing 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 Nursing section at the bottom of this page.

Capella University Nursing Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Doctorate Degree in Nursing

Online Classes Are Available at Capella University

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Capella University Nursing Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The nursing major at Capella University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Nursing. 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 Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 4
Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans 5
Most Popular Colleges for Nursing 7
Most Popular Online Nursing Schools 7
Highest Paid Nursing Graduates 110
Most Focused Colleges for Nursing 235

In 2019, 509 students received their master’s degree in nursing from Capella University. This makes it the #14 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 126 students who received their doctoral degrees in nursing, making the school the #12 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Capella University Nursing Graduates

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at Capella University is $72,400. This is 19% higher than $61,050, which is the national average for all nursing bachelor's degree recipients.


Nursing Student Demographics at Capella University

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

Capella University Nursing Bachelor’s Program

91% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 9% of nursing bachelor's degrees went to men and 91% went to women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Nursing Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 53% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in nursing 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 nursing.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 33
Black or African American 97
Hispanic or Latino 85
White 713
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 409

Capella University Nursing Master’s Program

91% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 509 students who earned a master's degree in Nursing from Capella University in 2018-2019, 9% were men and 91% were women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Nursing Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a nursing master's degree from Capella University, 59% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 21
Black or African American 67
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 299
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 88

Capella University also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2019, 126 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Nursing Grads May Go Into

A degree in nursing 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
Registered Nurses 69,000 $78,920
Medical and Health Services Managers 8,220 $110,490
Nurse Practitioners 3,880 $119,160
Nurse Anesthetists 1,920 $188,130


*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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