Capella University in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

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Capella University offers 543-degree programs and 543 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 24.9% are women, and 75.1% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Capella University is 14557$, that is above national average. Average salary after attending is $66,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Capella University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Capella University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,557
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Types of financial aids


7339 of Capella University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Capella University number 19 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Capella University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

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Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

All programs offered completely via distance education

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Capella University is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Number of international students


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Students enrollment in distance education


In Capella University the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Capella University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Minnesota.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Capella University offers 543 programs in total: 225 are for Master's degree, 151 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 69 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 68 - for Bachelor's degree, and 21 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Hennepin county, with one of the highest number of Post-master's certificate. Capella University is one of the few institutions in Hennepin that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 543 distance education programs that are provided in the Capella University: 225 are for Master's degree, 151 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 69 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 68 - for Bachelor's degree and 21 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Capella University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6671 students with 300201 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 16052 with 577861 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 110 students.

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Location & Website

Address: 225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +8882273552

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