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Capella University is a private for-profit institution situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The location of Capella University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Capella University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Online Teaching 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
#1 Most Popular Online Other Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Grade Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Subject Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Instructional Media Design Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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

Capella University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or 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

1,373 Full-Time Undergraduates
76% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,815 undergraduate students at Capella University, with 1,373 being full-time and 8,442 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 1,373 full-time undergraduates at Capella University, 24% are male and 76% 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 22
Black or African American 235
Hispanic or Latino 128
White 630
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 353

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 #87 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
Administration of Special Education 27%
Adult & Continuing Education 21%
Curriculum & Instruction 37%
Curriculum & Instruction 37%
Early Childhood Education 18%
Educational Administration 7%
General Education 61%
General Education 61%
General Educational Leadership & Administration 2%
Health Occupations Teacher Education 32%
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 17%
Other Education 32%
Other Education 32%
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 90%
Teacher Development & Methodology 24%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 21%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 23%

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
Educational Statistics & Research Methods #1
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services #1
Health Occupations Teacher Education #1
Secondary School Administration/Principalship #1
Educational Assessment #2
Administration of Special Education #3
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas #3
Adult & Continuing Education #5
Teacher Development & Methodology #5
Other Education #6
Other Education #6
Reading Teacher Education #8
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #8
Teaching English or French #8
Student Counseling #8
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #8
General Special Education #12
Curriculum & Instruction #14
Curriculum & Instruction #14
Special Education #15
General Education #17
Teacher Education Subject Specific #17
General Education #17
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #17
Other Educational Administration & Supervision #23
Instructional Media Design #26
Educational/Instructional Technology #26
Early Childhood Education #31
General Educational Leadership & Administration #32
Teacher Education Grade Specific #42
Educational Administration #54

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 Teaching Concentrations

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

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 133 124 25 282
Health Occupations Teacher Education 9 234 25 268
Other Education 31 28 180 239
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 2 198 11 211
Curriculum & Instruction 24 46 75 145
Adult & Continuing Education 26 40 48 114
Early Childhood Education 0 87 0 87
Teacher Development & Methodology 24 58 5 87
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 9 60 17 86
General Education 2 48 16 66
Educational/Instructional Technology 6 41 16 63
Reading Teacher Education 3 33 22 58
General Special Education 0 39 0 39
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 13 0 13
Administration of Special Education 0 0 11 11
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 3 7 0 10
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 0 0 3 3
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0 0 0 0
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 0 0 0 0
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 272 1,056 454 1,782

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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