Capella University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,328
1.27% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,935
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.17%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
39,727
23.1% Full-Time

About

Capella University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Capella University were Registered Nursing (4,143 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (569 degrees), and General Psychology (515 degrees).

In 2022, 14,847 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Capella University. 83% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,237 degrees), 2.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3,434 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Capella University is $14,328, which is $−15,822 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Capella University is $14,328, which is $−15,822 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,935.

In 2022, 43% of undergraduate students attending Capella University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,328
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Capella University was $14,328. The cost of tuition at Capella University is $−15,822 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$14,935
2022 Value
16.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Capella University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,935. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Capella University grew by 16.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,000
Room and Board
$422
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Capella University was of $6,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.83% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $422. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.63% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Capella University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 17.3% with respect to 2021, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.17%
2019 Default Rate
214
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Capella University was 1.17%, which represents 214 out of the 18233 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Capella University had a total enrollment of 39,727 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Capella University is 9,187 students and the part-time enrollment is 30,540. This means that 23.1% of students enrolled at Capella University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Capella University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.2% White, 27.6% Black or African American, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.46% Asian, 3.43% Two or More Races, 0.456% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.395% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Capella University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (24.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

23.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Capella University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39,727 students. The full-time enrollment at Capella University is 9,187 and the part-time enrollment is 30,540. This means that 23.1% of students enrolled at Capella University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

36%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Capella University was 36%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Capella University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    18,747 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    10,981 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4,604 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Capella University is 47.2% White, 27.6% Black or African American, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.46% Asian, 3.43% Two or More Races, 0.456% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.395% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,093 students (5.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 9,809 more women than men received degrees from Capella University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Capella University is white (7,237 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3434 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Capella University is Registered Nursing (4,143 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (569 degrees) and General Psychology (515 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Capella University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (2,482 degrees awarded), Health (8,283 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (340 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Capella University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,834,306 people), Registered nurses (1,571,541 people), Accountants & auditors (1,087,372 people), Other managers (892,561 people), and Secondary school teachers (540,910 people).

The most specialized majors at Capella University in 2022 are Psychology (2,482 degrees awarded), Health (8,283 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (340 degrees), Education (1,075 degrees), and Business (2,044 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Capella University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Capella University are Psychology (2,482 degrees awarded), Health (8,283 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (340 degrees), Education (1,075 degrees), and Business (2,044 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Capella University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,634,036 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,072,353 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (803,021 people), Computer Systems Design (604,587 people), and Outpatient care centers (551,082 people).

The most specialized majors at Capella University are Psychology (2,482 degrees awarded), Health (8,283 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (340 degrees), Education (1,075 degrees), and Business (2,044 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Capella University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 856 degrees awarded
  2. 595 degrees awarded
  3. 561 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Capella University was Applied Behavior Analysis with 856 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,519
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
12,328
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,519 degrees were awarded to men at Capella University, which is 0.204 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (12,328).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 474 degrees were awarded to men at Capella University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.129 times less than the 3675 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 3675 degrees were awarded to men at Capella University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.75 times more than the 474 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Capella University is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,237 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    3,434 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,552 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Capella University is white (7,237 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3434 degrees).

9.59% of degree recipients (1,424 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    6,087 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    2,900 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,249 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Capella University is white female (6,087 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (2900 degrees).

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Operations

Capella University employs 180 No academic ranks. Most academics at Capella University are Female No academic rank (130), and Male No academic rank (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capella University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 337 employees, Sales and related, with 219 employees, and Management with 200 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$162M
2022 Salaries
5.95%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Capella University paid a median of $162M in salaries, a 5.95% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.8M
Instructional Salaries
180
Number of Employees

In 2022, Capella University paid a total of $15.8M to 180 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.76% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
180 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
337 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Capella University was No academic rank with 180 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capella University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 337 employees, Sales and related with 219 employees, and Management with 200 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Capella University was Female No academic rank with 130 employees, and Male No academic rank with 50 employees.

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