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Public Administration at Capella University

If you plan to study public administration, 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 37,859 students attend the school each year.

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

Capella University Public Administration Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Public Admin
  • Doctorate Degree in Public Admin

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.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Capella University offers distance education options for public admin at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Capella University Public Administration 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.

In 2019, 63 students received their master’s degree in public admin from Capella University. This makes it the #56 most popular school for public admin master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 10 students who received their doctoral degrees in public admin, making the school the #7 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Public Admin Student Demographics at Capella University

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

Capella University Public Administration Master’s Program

76% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 24% of public admin master's degrees went to men and 76% went to women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Public Administration Master's Degree Grads

In the public admin master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 48% of degree recipients. That is 8% 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 public admin.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Administration Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 28
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 19
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

Capella University also has a doctoral program available in public admin. In 2019, 10 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Public Admin Grads May Go Into

A degree in public admin 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
General and Operations Managers 46,440 $112,120
Managers 9,350 $128,590
Chief Executives 5,970 $195,320
Social and Community Service Managers 3,360 $75,280
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,260 $102,500


*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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