Capella University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,148
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,368
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
37,859
18.6% Full-Time

About

Capella University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Capella University were Registered Nursing (1,338 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (509 degrees), and General Psychology (350 degrees).

In 2019, 10,845 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Capella University. 78.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,963 degrees), 1.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2511 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Capella University is $14,148, which is $−14,352 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Capella University is $14,148, which is $−14,352 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,368.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,148
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Capella University was $14,148. The cost of tuition at Capella University is $−14,352 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,368
2019 Value
29.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Capella University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,368. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Capella University grew by 29.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,115
Room and Board
$432
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Capella University was of $5,115 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $432. The cost of room and board increased by 22.7% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.37% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Capella University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8.96% with respect to 2018, when 67% 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.
6.6%
2017 Default Rate
1171
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Capella University was 6.6%, which represents 1171 out of the 17754 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 has a total enrollment of 37,859 students. The full-time enrollment at Capella University is 7,051 students and the part-time enrollment is 30,808. This means that 18.6% of students enrolled at Capella University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Capella University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.5% White, 26.5% Black or African American, 8.56% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Two or More Races, 2.43% Asian, 0.539% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.388% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Capella University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.3%) and White Male (9.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.1%) and White Male (8.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

18.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Capella University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37,859 students. The full-time enrollment at Capella University is 7,051 and the part-time enrollment is 30,808. This means that 18.6% of students enrolled at Capella University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

40%
2019 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 40%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Capella University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    16,094
  2. Black or African American
    10,042
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,242

The enrolled student population at Capella University is 42.5% White, 26.5% Black or African American, 8.56% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Two or More Races, 2.43% Asian, 0.539% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.388% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 6,001 students (15.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 6257 more women than men received degrees from Capella University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Capella University is white (4,963 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2511 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Capella University is Registered Nursing (1,338 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (509 degrees) and General Psychology (350 degrees).

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 (1,888 degrees awarded), Education (1,782 degrees), and Health (3,864 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,710,602 people), Registered nurses (1,520,205 people), Accountants & auditors (1,031,264 people), Other managers (860,975 people), and Secondary school teachers (583,982 people).

The most specialized majors at Capella University are Psychology (1,888 degrees awarded), Education (1,782 degrees), Health (3,864 degrees), Business (2,115 degrees), and Human Sciences (134 degrees).

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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, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Capella University are Psychology (1,888 degrees awarded), Education (1,782 degrees), Health (3,864 degrees), Business (2,115 degrees), and Human Sciences (134 degrees).

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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 (3,570,939 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,934,222 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (772,122 people), Computer Systems Design (553,895 people), and Insurance carriers (535,062 people).

The most specialized majors at Capella University are Psychology (1,888 degrees awarded), Education (1,782 degrees), Health (3,864 degrees), Business (2,115 degrees), and Human Sciences (134 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 1338 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 509 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 350 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Capella University was Registered Nursing with 1338 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,294
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
8,551
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,294 degrees were awarded to men at Capella University, which is 0.268 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,551).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 362 degrees were awarded to men at Capella University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.56 times less than the 646 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 1342 degrees were awarded to women at Capella University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.7 times more than the 126 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
N/A
Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Capella University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,963 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,511 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    1,974 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Capella University is white (4,963 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2511 degrees).

18.2% of degree recipients (1,974 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,937 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    2,012 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1,026 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Capella University is white female (3,937 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (2,012 degrees).

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Operations

Capella University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.69M (NaNM%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Capella University had a total salary expenditure of $377M. Capella University employs 216 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Capella University are Female No academic ranks (147), Male No academic ranks(69), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capella University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 354 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 303 employees, and Management with 118 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Capella University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Capella University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Capella University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$177M
2019 Salaries
0.524%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Capella University paid a median of $177M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($377M) and a 0.524% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.05% growth from 2017 and a 3.57% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.4M
Instructional Salaries
216
Number of Employees

In 2019, Capella University paid a total of $18.4M to 216 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
216 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
354 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Capella University were No academic rank with 216 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capella University were Business and Financial Operations with 354 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 303 employees; and Management with 118 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Capella University was Female No academic rank with 147 employees, Male No academic rank with 69 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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