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Capella University is a private for-profit institution located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The city atmosphere of Minneapolis makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

5,688 Master's Degrees
1,126 Doctor's Degrees

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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 Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree 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 Best Other Homeland Security Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Other Homeland Security Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Psychology Doctor’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
#1 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Information Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#2 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#4 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#5 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#7 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans 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

Capella University Graduate Student Diversity

82% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 27,356 graduate students at Capella University, 18% are male and 82% are female.

Gender Diversity at  Capella University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Capella University Graduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 729
Black or African American 8,123
Hispanic or Latino 2,253
White 11,120
International Students 135
Other Races/Ethnicities 4,996

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 #116 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
Accounting 27%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 67%
Business Administration & Management 14%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 12%
Community Organization & Advocacy 84%
Computer Information Systems 82%
Curriculum & Instruction 37%
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 67%
Education 17%
Educational Administration 7%
General Education 61%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 18%
Health Professions 22%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 15%
Medical Illustration & Informatics 2%
Mental & Social Health Services 14%
Nursing 48%
Other Education 32%
Other Homeland Security 71%
Other Public Administration 38%
Psychology 6%
Social Work 4%
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
Computer Systems Networking #1
Computer Systems Analysis #1
Other Social Sciences #1
Other Business, Management & Marketing #1
Multicultural & Diversity Studies #1
Engineering-Related Fields #1
Other Public Administration #2
Gerontology #2
Medical Illustration & Informatics #2
Educational Assessment #2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #3
Social Work #3
Other Homeland Security #3
Engineering Technologies #3
General Business/Commerce #4
Human Development & Family Studies #4
Other Education #4
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #5
Other Psychology #5
Entrepreneurial Studies #6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #6
Social Sciences #7
Marketing #8
Student Counseling #8
Teaching English or French #8
Homeland Security #9
Management Information Systems #10
Teacher Education Subject Specific #13
Child Development & Psychology #13
General Education #14
Curriculum & Instruction #14
Special Education #14
Human Services #15
Finance & Financial Management #17
General Psychology #17
Mental & Social Health Services #18
Computer Information Systems #21
Public Health #22
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #22
Criminal Justice & Corrections #23
Instructional Media Design #26
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #27
Nursing #28
Teacher Education Grade Specific #29
Public Administration #33
Psychology #34
Information Technology #37
Human Resource Management #37
Accounting #40
Public Administration & Social Service #40
Computer & Information Sciences #44
Health & Medical Administrative Services #48
Educational Administration #54
Education #66
Health Professions #71
Business Administration & Management #81
Business, Management & Marketing #86

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 Graduate Concentrations

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

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 288 881 98 1,267
Mental & Social Health Services 125 753 2 880
Business Administration & Management 150 564 84 798
Nursing 31 509 126 666
Health & Medical Administrative Services 30 406 53 489
Educational Administration 142 184 56 382
Teacher Education Subject Specific 15 274 47 336
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50 185 53 288
Human Resource Management 62 219 6 287
Other Education 31 28 180 239
Student Counseling 2 198 11 211
Information Technology 26 151 30 207
Public Health 19 128 44 191
Medical Illustration & Informatics 26 121 0 147
Curriculum & Instruction 24 46 75 145
Human Development & Family Studies 24 106 4 134
General Psychology 0 74 50 124
Other Social Sciences 0 101 23 124
Child Development & Psychology 0 113 0 113
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5 88 17 110
Human Services 0 68 13 81
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 23 47 4 74
Public Administration 0 63 10 73
Accounting 11 53 6 70
General Education 2 48 16 66
Instructional Media Design 6 41 16 63
Special Education 0 39 0 39
Homeland Security 0 26 10 36
Other Psychology 0 34 0 34
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 30 0 0 30
Entrepreneurial Studies 5 24 0 29
Computer Information Systems 0 1 27 28
Finance & Financial Management 0 22 4 26
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 25 0 25
Social Work 0 0 24 24
Marketing 0 19 3 22
Management Information Systems 0 14 6 20
Gerontology 0 16 0 16
Other Homeland Security 0 6 8 14
Teaching English or French 0 13 0 13
Other Public Administration 0 0 13 13
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 9 0 0 9
General Business/Commerce 0 0 6 6
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 1 1
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 1 0 0 1
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,137 5,688 1,126 7,951

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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