Capella University

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Capella University is a for-profit university that specializes in online education. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Capella provides Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in fields of study such as education, business, public safety, public health, psychology and information technology.

Capella provides online education for over 35,000 students from every state in the U.S. and more than 60 countries. Most students are enrolled part-time. Almost 75% of students pursue Master’s degrees (MBA and MS) and Ph.D.’s. The remaining student body is undergraduate, with a small percentage seeking professional certification.

In total, Capella offers roughly 1,700 online courses, including 22 certification programs and nearly 150 undergraduate and graduate fields of study. The school’s faculty members live across the United States and 8 foreign countries. Out of 1,500 faculty members, over 85% are Ph.D.’s.

Undergraduate admission requires students without eligible transfer credits to pass a university-approved exam. Capella University is a subsidiary of Capella Education Company, a publicly traded company.

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

General Information

Admission Office

225 South Sixth Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

(888) 227-2736

[email protected]
Main Address

225 South Sixth Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

(888) 227-2736

www.capella.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 4,110

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 74

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,103

Graduate enrollment: 21,135

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $75

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $10,800 $11,160 $10,620 $10,980 +3.39%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,400 $1,533 $1,533 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $12,000 $12,560 $12,153 $12,513 +2.96%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $11,880
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $11,880
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 1 20% $2,135 $2,135
• Federal grants 1 20% $1,577 $1,577
• Pell grants 1 20% $1,577 $1,577
• Other federal grants 0 0% $0
Local and state government scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Institutional scholarships or grants 1 20% $558 $558
Student loan financial aid 4 80% $20,305 $5,076
• Federal student loans 4 80% $20,305 $5,076
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 627 2642 807 320
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 408 584 260 26
Accounting 25 23
Business Administration and Management 260 172 53 5
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 11 60 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 3
Business/Commerce 31 136
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 1 1
Finance 14 55
Human Resources Management and Services, Other 4
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 77 82 16 16
Information Resources Management 32 44
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management 19 57
Non-Profit Management 60 5 5
Organization Behavioral Studies 4
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 3
Retailing and Retail Operations 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 210 232 7 9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 3
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 23 75 3
Computer Graphics 9
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 24 2
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 34 38 6
Information Technology 121 93 5
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 20
Education 628 381 166
Administration of Special Education 3
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 114 81
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 5
Curriculum and Instruction 31 16 23
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 46
General Education 67 94
Education, Other
Educational Leadership, Management and Administration 121 63 38
Educational and Instructional Technology 66 37
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship 1 1
Health Occupations Teacher Education
Higher Education Teaching and Administration 73 54 14
Reading Teacher Education 45
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 15
Special Education Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Other 57 7 91
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 2 10
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 5 306 11 47
Health Services Administration 5
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 98 11 6
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 44 23
Medical Informatics 5
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 152
Public Health
Public Health, Other 7
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 4 100 9 8
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 4 77 9 8
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 23
Human Services 296 24
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 294 21
Social Work 2 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 14 9
Gerontology 14
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 9
Psychology 380 113 52
Clinical Psychology 25 5
Counseling Psychology 75 3 41
Developmental and Child Psychology 2 3
Educational Psychology 49 21
Family Psychology 8
Health/Medical Psychology 2
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 92 18 1
Psychology 97 47
Psychology, Other 15 4
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology 7
School Psychology 18 2 10
Work and Family Studies 102 2 3
Family and Community Services 102 2 3

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management C
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Marketing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics B
Computer/Systems Security B,C
Information Technology B
Networking/LAN/WAN Management B
Web/Multimedia Design B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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