Capella University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,788

1.86% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,667

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.88%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

36,284

7.33% 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 (558 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (450 degrees), and General Psychology (294 degrees).

In 2017, 9,072 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Capella University. 76.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,230 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2651 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Capella University is $13,788, which is $-12,712 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Capella University is $13,788, which is $-12,712 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,667.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,788

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Capella University was $13,788. The cost of tuition at Capella University is $-12,712 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,667

2017 Value

5.27%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Capella University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,667. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Capella University grew by 5.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,122

Room and Board

$438

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Capella University was of $4,122 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $438. The cost of room and board increased by 1.33% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Capella University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 32.6% with respect to 2016, when 92% 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.

6.88%

2016 Default Rate

1215

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Capella University was 6.88%, which represents 1215 out of the 17663 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 36,284 students. The full-time enrollment at Capella University is 2,660 students and the part-time enrollment is 33,624. This means that 7.33% of students enrolled at Capella University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Capella University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.3% White, 26.9% Black or African American, 6.75% Hispanic or Latino, 2.16% Two or More Races, 1.8% Asian, 0.529% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.356% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Capella University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.2%), followed by White Male (14%) and Black or African American Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

7.33%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Capella University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36,284 students. The full-time enrollment at Capella University is 2,660 and the part-time enrollment is 33,624. This means that 7.33% of students enrolled at Capella University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%

2017 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 50%. 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

    13,883

  2. Black or African American

    9,772

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,449

The enrolled student population at Capella University is 38.3% White, 26.9% Black or African American, 6.75% Hispanic or Latino, 2.16% Two or More Races, 1.8% Asian, 0.529% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.356% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 8,257 students (22.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 4822 more women than men received degrees from Capella University. The majority of degree recipients at Capella University are white (4,230 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2651 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Capella University is Registered Nursing (558 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (450 degrees) and General Psychology (294 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 (1,831 degrees awarded), Education (1,504 degrees), and Human Sciences (187 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 (1,993,809 people), Software developers (433,607 people), Secondary school teachers (313,660 people), Education administrators (305,426 people), and Social workers, all other (285,722 people).

The most specialized majors at Capella University are Psychology (1,831 degrees awarded), Education (1,504 degrees), Human Sciences (187 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (305 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (554 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Capella University are Psychology (1,831 degrees awarded), Education (1,504 degrees), Human Sciences (187 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (305 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (554 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 (3,074,592 people), Computer Systems Design (537,744 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (428,346 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (357,669 people), and Individual & family services (255,221 people).

The most specialized majors at Capella University are Psychology (1,831 degrees awarded), Education (1,504 degrees), Human Sciences (187 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (305 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (554 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. 558 degrees awarded

  2. 450 degrees awarded

  3. 294 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Capella University was Registered Nursing with 558 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,125

  2. 6,947

In 2017, 2,125 degrees were awarded to men at Capella University, which is 0.306 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,947).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 280 degrees were awarded to men at Capella University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.594 times less than the 471 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 554 degrees were awarded to women at Capella University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.1 times more than the 55 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 (68.1%).

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

    4,230 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,651 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    1,027 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Capella University is white (4,230 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2651 degrees).

11.3% of degree recipients (1,027 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,209 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    2,135 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    1,021 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Capella University is white female (3,209 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (2,135 degrees).

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Operations

Capella University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $729k (N/A%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Capella University had a total salary expenditure of $375M. Capella University employs 202 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Capella University are Female No academic ranks (127), Male No academic ranks(75), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capella University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 655 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 284 employees, and Management with 168 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Capella University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Capella University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A 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 2017, 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

$174M

2017 Salaries

3.57%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Capella University paid a median of $174M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($375M) and a 3.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.17% growth from 2015 and a 3.25% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.6M

Instructional Salaries

202

Number of Employees

In 2017, Capella University paid a total of $16.6M to 202 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.52% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

202 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

655 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Capella University were No academic rank with 202 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Capella University were Business and Financial Operations with 655 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 284 employees; and Management with 168 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Capella University was Female No academic rank with 127 employees, Male No academic rank with 75 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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