Capella University

Capella University Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to learn how diverse the standard college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Capella University diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Capella University Student Population

How Many Students Attend Capella University?

Capella University total enrollment is approximately 37,859 students.

1,758 are undergraduates and 5,293 are graduate students.

Capella University Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Capella University undergraduate population is made up of 80% women, and 20% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Capella University Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 832
Black or African American 315
Unknown 291
Hispanic 192
Multi-Ethnic 54
Asian 44
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7
International 5

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Capella University Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 79% of full-time grad students are women, and 21% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Capella University Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,051
Black or African American 1,652
Unknown 722
Hispanic 460
Multi-Ethnic 158
Asian 137
International 54
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 27

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Capella University achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #659 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  659 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  81.27 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does Capella University Diversity Compare to National Averages?


Capella University overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Capella University is ranked 1,033 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1033 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  72.76 out of 100
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Many students are seeking a school with high levels of racial/ethnic diversity. This not only creates an atmosphere where those who are typically in the minority feel more supported, but also allows more interaction between racial groups leading to the open exchange of ideas and values.

Capella University Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 16,094
Black or African American 10,042
Unknown 6,001
Hispanic 3,242
Multi-Ethnic 1,031
Asian 921
International 177
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 147

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Capella University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,335
Black or African American 263
Asian 116
Multi-Ethnic 66
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Capella University.

Average Male/Female Ratio

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Capella University ranks 3,010 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  3010 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  20.59 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 30,477 female students and 7,382 male students at Capella University.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Capella University is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  79.02 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 1,727 female teachers and 1,128 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
97.47% Out of State

Capella University ranks 107 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

97.47% of Capella University students come from out of state, and 0% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  95 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 30 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Texas 8
Georgia 7
New York 6
Pennsylvania 5
Maryland 4

Learn more about international students at Capella University.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
0.30% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  76.88 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Capella University, 0.30% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
35 and over 21,750
30-34 6,602
25-29 6,055
22-24 1,447
20-21 97
18-19 11
Under 18 0

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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