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Capella University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Capella University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Capella University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Capella University was awarded 45 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

Capella University is ranked #1,336 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Capella University is also ranked #36 out of 38 schools in Minnesota.

See all of the rankings for Capella University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Capella University?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Capella University, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Capella University admissions.

Capella University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Capella University is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Capella University is 14%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  14 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Capella University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Capella University this rate is 50%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Capella University.

Good Overall Diversity at Capella University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,210 undergraduates at Capella University with 1,382 being full-time and 7,828 being part-time.

Capella University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Capella University is 76.26 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  76.26 out of 100
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How Much Does Capella University Cost?

The overall average net price of Capella University is $15,667. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Capella University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Capella University, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,374 a year. That adds up to $29,496 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Capella University is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Capella University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Capella University make about $63,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Capella University graduates since it is 56% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Capella University make the most money.

Location of Capella University

Capella University is a private for-profit institution situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The city atmosphere of Minneapolis makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Capella University

Contact details for Capella University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 225 South 6Th Street, 9Th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3389
Phone: 888-227-3552

Capella University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Capella University. Of these students, 2,528 received undergraduate degrees and 5,948 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 970 $72,400
Business Administration & Management 544 $59,200
General Psychology 298 $36,700
Health & Medical Administrative Services 156 $56,400
Human Resource Management 136 $50,900
Information Technology 114 $77,500
Computer Information Systems 97 $65,700
Accounting 64 $48,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 62 $41,400
Other Computer & Information Sciences 21 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Capella University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Capella University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 37,171 students took at least one online class at Capella University. This is an increase from the 36,284 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 37,171 37,171
2016-2017 36,284 36,284
2015-2016 37,569 37,569
2014-2015 34,365 34,365
2013-2014 35,061 35,061

Learn more about online learning at Capella University.


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