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Psychology at Capella University

If you are interested in studying psychology, you may want to check out the program at Capella University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Capella University is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a total student population of 36,284. In 2019, 350 psychology 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 Psychology section at the bottom of this page.

Capella University Psychology Degrees Available

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

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 psychology for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Capella University Psychology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the psychology 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 psychology major at Capella University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Psychology. 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 Psychology Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 4
Most Popular Online Psychology Schools 12
Highest Paid Psychology Graduates 31
Most Popular Colleges for Psychology 71
Most Focused Colleges for Psychology 157

In 2019, 1,102 students received their master’s degree in psychology from Capella University. This makes it the #1 most popular school for psychology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 148 students who received their doctoral degrees in psychology, making the school the #3 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Psychology Student Demographics at Capella University

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

Capella University Psychology Bachelor’s Program

84% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 350 psychology students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Capella University, about 16% were men and 84% were women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Psychology Bachelor's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychology Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 53
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 182
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 79

Capella University Psychology Master’s Program

85% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 15% of psychology master's degrees went to men and 85% went to women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Psychology Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychology Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 17
Black or African American 209
Hispanic or Latino 122
White 500
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 244

Capella University also has a doctoral program available in psychology. In 2019, 148 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Psychology

Psychology majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Capella University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 1,267
General Psychology 474
Child Development & Psychology 113
Other Psychology 34

Careers That Psychology Grads May Go Into

A degree in psychology 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
Managers 9,350 $128,590
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 3,220 $85,860
Psychology Professors 710 $86,380
Psychologists 440 $93,310


*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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