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Capella University is a private for-profit institution situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

1,338 Undergraduate Degrees
666 Graduate Degrees

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Capella University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Capella University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Online Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Online Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Capella University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Capella University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#5 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#110 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Capella University?

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
Website: www.capella.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CapellaUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CapellaU

How Do I Get Into Capella University?

You can apply to Capella University online at: www.capella.edu/admissions/apply-now

Since Capella University has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Capella University?

50% Take Out Loans
6.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

Capella University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,758 Full-Time Undergraduates
80% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,503 undergraduate students at Capella University, with 1,758 being full-time and 8,745 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Capella University

There are also 27,356 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,758 full-time undergraduates at Capella University, 20% are male and 80% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Capella University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Capella University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Capella University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 315
Hispanic or Latino 192
White 832
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 370

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Capella University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Capella University

37,171 Took All Classes Online
37,171 Took At Least One Class Online
1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 25 bachelor’s degree and 76 master’s degree programs available online at Capella University. In 2017-2018, 37,171 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Capella University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Capella University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Capella University was 1.6%. This is the #66 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Capella University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Capella University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical Nurse Leader 66%
Nursing 34%
Nursing Practice 55%
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 44%
Registered Nursing 29%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Capella University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical Nurse Leader #1
Nursing Practice #7
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing #10
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #14
Registered Nursing #35
Nursing #43

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Capella University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 1,338 0 130 0 1,468
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0 26 316 0 342
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 126 126
Clinical Nurse Leader 0 5 63 0 68
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,338 31 509 126 2,004

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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