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Capella University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Capella University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Capella University Ranked?

2021 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 64 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Capella University was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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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.

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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

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Good Overall Diversity at Capella University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,503 undergraduates at Capella University with 1,758 being full-time and 8,745 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 81.27 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  81.27 out of 100
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How Much Does Capella University Cost?

The overall average net price of Capella University is $7,290. 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 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,839 a year. That adds up to $27,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Capella University is 6.8%. 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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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, 2,866 received undergraduate degrees and 6,814 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 1,338 $72,400
Business Administration & Management 573 $59,200
General Psychology 350 $36,700
Health & Medical Administrative Services 149 $56,400
Human Resource Management 117 $50,900
Information Technology 93 $77,500
Computer Information Systems 75 $65,700
Accounting 52 $48,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40 $41,400
Other Computer & Information Sciences 23 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 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

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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