Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 12,378
Graduate Enrollment: 26,333
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // higher part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 25% / 75% (2017)

First generation college students: 49.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 39.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 4.5% (2017)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 50.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 22.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 10.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 5.8% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 50.5%
Black: 20.2%
Hispanic: 12.0%
Asian: 3.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
2+ races: 3.1%
Non-resident alien: 0.4%
Unknown race: 9.5%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $21,042
In-State tuition: $14,148
Out-of-State tuition: $14,148

Estimated books and supplies: $422 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board:
Estimated on-campus other fees:

Estimated off-campus room & board: $6,000 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $0 (2022)

Average Family Income: $57,422 (2017)
Median Family Income: $31,525 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 33.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.9%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $14,968 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $159 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $17,833
$30k-48k $0
$48k-75k $14,255
$75k-110k $20,044
$110k+ $19,276

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 50%
6-year graduation rate: 50%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $14,968 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,414 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $8,889 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $9,135 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 51.3% (2015)
@3 year 59.5% (2017)
@5 year 68.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 18.3% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 23.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $71,367 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $69,993 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 75 $37,539 $273 $71,892 ($5,991) $78,333 ($6,528)
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 121 $376 $84,105 ($7,009)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 53 $954 $81,776 ($6,815) $89,472 ($7,456)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 50 $619 $45,960 ($3,830) $48,106 ($4,009)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 274 $284 $77,706 ($6,476) $64,434 ($5,370)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 47 $916 $88,416 ($7,368) $97,062 ($8,089)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 15
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 13
Master's Degree Education, Other. 28 $447 $56,860 ($4,738) $59,470 ($4,956)
Doctoral Degree Education, Other. 180 $985 $80,926 ($6,744) $83,717 ($6,976)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Education, Other. 31 $690
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 106 $523 $41,861 ($3,488) $44,111 ($3,676)
Doctoral Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 4 $66,955 ($5,580)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 24 $636 $37,546 ($3,129) $49,921 ($4,160)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 9
Master's Degree Gerontology. 16 $39,887 ($3,324) $57,321 ($4,777)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Social Sciences, Other. 23 $1,584 $68,805 ($5,734)
Doctoral Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 17 $1,575 $80,904 ($6,742) $79,205 ($6,600)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminal Justice and Corrections. 5 $46,327 ($3,861)
Bachelor's Degree Homeland Security. 4 $54,920 ($4,577) $69,827 ($5,819)
Master's Degree Homeland Security. 26 $454 $68,194 ($5,683) $69,871 ($5,823)
Doctoral Degree Homeland Security. 10 $1,052 $114,509 ($9,542)
Master's Degree Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other. 6
Doctoral Degree Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other. 8
Master's Degree Human Services, General. 68 $519 $45,552 ($3,796) $45,552 ($3,796)
Doctoral Degree Human Services, General. 13 $1,078 $76,122 ($6,344) $70,357 ($5,863)
Master's Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 25 $416
Master's Degree Public Administration. 63 $461 $55,870 ($4,656) $58,922 ($4,910)
Doctoral Degree Public Administration. 10 $1,328
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 24 $1,046 $81,707 ($6,809) $73,926 ($6,161)
Doctoral Degree Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. 13 $54,361 ($4,530) $65,627 ($5,469)
Master's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 101 $546 $39,339 ($3,278) $44,185 ($3,682)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Medical Illustration and Informatics. 26 $197 $78,849 ($6,571)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 1338 $27,826 $119 $78,531 ($6,544) $82,005 ($6,834)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 509 $315 $97,714 ($8,143) $101,297 ($8,441)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 126 $708 $108,976 ($9,081) $108,816 ($9,068)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 31 $405 $110,097 ($9,175)
Doctoral Degree Business/Commerce, General. 6 $102,421 ($8,535)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 219 $489 $59,667 ($4,972) $64,578 ($5,382)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 573 $33,750 $223 $65,742 ($5,479) $72,613 ($6,051)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 564 $388 $75,545 ($6,295) $75,937 ($6,328)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 84 $989 $106,047 ($8,837) $87,452 ($7,288)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 17 $45,406 $403 $49,896 ($4,158)
Master's Degree Marketing. 19 $542 $69,041 ($5,753) $50,986 ($4,249)
Doctoral Degree Marketing. 3
Doctoral Degree Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 1
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 75 $955 $71,283 ($5,940) $77,084 ($6,424)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 24 $738
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 184 $433 $59,855 ($4,988) $61,768 ($5,147)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 56 $1,238 $69,842 ($5,820) $81,321 ($6,777)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 142 $592 $47,752 ($3,979) $57,545 ($4,795)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 41 $379 $62,375 ($5,198) $68,771 ($5,731)
Doctoral Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 16 $833 $77,763 ($6,480) $106,309 ($8,859)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 6
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 39 $399 $51,911 ($4,326) $50,169 ($4,181)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 198 $48,915 ($4,076)
Doctoral Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 11 $1,336 $73,350 ($6,113)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 2
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 185 $434 $50,208 ($4,184) $53,003 ($4,417)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 30 $607 $37,804 ($3,150) $49,238 ($4,103)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 350 $40,816 $270 $36,444 ($3,037) $43,554 ($3,630)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 74 $395 $47,487 ($3,957) $43,515 ($3,626)
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 50 $1,239 $67,684 ($5,640) $68,993 ($5,749)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 113 $492 $40,218 ($3,352) $44,844 ($3,737)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 881 $466 $46,907 ($3,909) $55,556 ($4,630)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 98 $1,295 $67,415 ($5,618) $84,648 ($7,054)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 288 $452 $44,755 ($3,730) $48,461 ($4,038)
Master's Degree Psychology, Other. 34 $441 $33,169 ($2,764) $52,400 ($4,367)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 40 $36,500 $271 $43,073 ($3,589) $48,665 ($4,055)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 88 $479 $48,241 ($4,020) $47,214 ($3,935)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 149 $39,692 $293 $56,236 ($4,686) $62,638 ($5,220)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 406 $393 $74,021 ($6,168) $63,818 ($5,318)
Doctoral Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 53 $1,083 $86,750 ($7,229) $123,079 ($10,257)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 30 $439 $56,786 ($4,732) $74,137 ($6,178)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 753 $521 $47,273 ($3,939) $48,442 ($4,037)
Doctoral Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 125 $621 $40,388 ($3,366) $45,110 ($3,759)
Master's Degree Public Health. 128 $501 $56,156 ($4,680) $58,126 ($4,844)
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 44 $1,098 $89,933 ($7,494)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 19 $273
Bachelor's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 23 $375 $91,408 ($7,617)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 150 $383 $72,550 ($6,046) $51,975 ($4,331)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 52 $30,795 $244 $53,779 ($4,482) $52,393 ($4,366)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 53 $526 $76,847 ($6,404) $59,863 ($4,989)
Doctoral Degree Accounting and Related Services. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Accounting and Related Services. 11
Master's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 24 $592 $44,144 ($3,679)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 12 $64,012 ($5,334) $63,279 ($5,273)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 22 $562 $57,846 ($4,821) $88,435 ($7,370)
Doctoral Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 4
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 117 $36,121 $266 $56,800 ($4,733) $60,668 ($5,056)
Doctoral Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 6 $59,669 ($4,972)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Resources Management and Services. 62 $400 $53,269 ($4,439) $51,746 ($4,312)
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 14 $500 $115,669 ($9,639) $93,085 ($7,757)
Doctoral Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 6 $151,861 ($12,655)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 4
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 47 $509 $87,699 ($7,308) $83,407 ($6,951)
Doctoral Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 4
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1 $78,157 ($6,513)
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 27 $1,125 $123,480 ($10,290) $140,196 ($11,683)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Programming. 4
Bachelor's Degree Computer Programming. 2
Bachelor's Degree Data Processing. 10
Bachelor's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 17 $18,554
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 93 $43,435 $335 $79,199 ($6,600) $99,807 ($8,317)
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 151 $462 $92,177 ($7,681) $95,226 ($7,936)
Doctoral Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 30 $934 $141,773 ($11,814) $137,264 ($11,439)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 26 $476 $73,753 ($6,146)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. 23 $41,547 $291 $59,198 ($4,933) $105,828 ($8,819)
Master's Degree Education, General. 48 $207 $58,880 ($4,907)
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 16 $1,303 $79,606 ($6,634) $74,660 ($6,222)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Education, General. 2
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 46 $440 $55,767 ($4,647) $58,386 ($4,866)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $64,719
Full time faculty: 13%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 32.0

School's endowment start of year:
School's endowment end of year: