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Capella University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Capella University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Capella University Ranked?

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2022 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 878 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is family psychology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Capella University as #591 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Capella University also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Capella University?

Acceptance Rate

Since Capella University has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Capella University admissions.

Capella University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Capella University, this rate is 32 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 45% rate at Capella University is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  45 out of 100

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Capella University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,781 undergraduates at Capella University with 2,159 being full-time and 9,622 being part-time.

How Much Does Capella University Cost?

The overall average net price of Capella University is $17,619. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Capella University, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $6,804 a year. That adds up to $27,216 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. That's great news for Capella University students since it is 60% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Capella University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 225 South 6Th Street, 9Th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3389
Phone: 866-808-4080

Capella University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Capella University. Of these students, 3,846 received undergraduate degrees and 6,972 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 2,035 $73,842
Business Administration & Management 632 $61,073
General Psychology 435 $34,872
Health & Medical Administrative Services 172 $55,348
Human Resource Management 149 $53,137
Accounting 93 $41,565
Information Technology 90 $85,538
Computer Information Systems 81 $69,596
Criminal Justice & Corrections 62 $42,682
Computer Systems Networking 17 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 38,930 students took at least one online class at Capella University. This is an increase from the 37,859 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 38,930 38,930
2018-2019 37,859 37,859
2017-2018 37,171 37,171
2016-2017 36,284 36,284
2015-2016 37,569 37,569

Learn more about online learning at Capella University.

Notes and References


*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.


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