• Address: 225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3389

  • Phone Number: (888) 227-3552

  • Website: https://www.capella.edu


Capella University was established as the Graduate School of America by Dr. Harold Abel and Mr. Stephen Shank in the year 1993. The university is a private for-profit institution which is situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Capella university location

It is one of the most prominent leading online universities which is offering various programs to the students. The university has continued to bring about educational developments like online programs such as Flexpath.

  • The university has an open admission policy hence the acceptance rate is 100%. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 22:1.

  • The total student population is 37,786 which consists of 2,827 full-time and 34,742 part-time students. 

  • The retention rate is 50% for full-time and 29% for part-time students. 

  • Capella University address/location is 225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55402.

  • Capella University phone number is (888) 227-3552.  

  • Capella University notable alumni include Rafael C. Castillo, Betty Schueler, Jennifer Welter and many more. 


  • For adults, who are unable to pursue their higher education due to various responsibilities and jobs, the university offers various educational programs online under the name FlexPath.

  • The online degrees are accredited and offer an updated curriculum. FlexPath offers a number of study programs in different majors such as Business, Education, Health Care Administration, Information Technology, Nursing, and Psychology.

  • Through these educational programs, the students are given a massive opportunity to realize their educational dreams and pursue a successful career in the field of their choice.

  • Capella University 'Iguide' is a platform where students can connect with the university, alumni, and students. They can access career services, library, events, build networks, and more. 

FlexPath Disclaimer

Capella University's FlexPath option is available for certain programs, not all.


The reviews of the university state that the students find the education standards industry oriented and easy to access. It also states that

  • Updated Curriculum and the challenging atmosphere are provided for the students.

  • Coursework helps in gaining skills required to enter the industry.

  • The online portal is easy to access and provides an interactive portal for the students and faculty.

  • Excellent Communication is provided by the advisors and faculty.

  • The online library is a very helpful platform for students who are unable to reach the campus library.


Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Minneapolis, Minnesota

FAFSA/Federal School Code

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Institutional Accreditation

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Programmatic Accreditation


Historically Black College or University



Online learning format - FlexPath , Online learning format - GuidedPath , Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program


Farmers, Carquest, American Airlines, United, EdLink, ADT, eUniversity, SimplexGrinnell, Mercy, Wachovia, League

Data Source: https://www.capella.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.


Institutional Accreditation

The institution is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Educational programs such as Ph.D. in Counsellor Education and Supervision, MS in Health Counselling, School Counselling, and Marriage and Family Counselling/ Therapy are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counselling and Related Educational Programs.

  • The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) has accredited the MS in Marriage and Family Counselling/Therapy program of the university.

  • The Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education has accredited the Master of Social Work programs.

  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs accredited the educational programs in the field of Business offered by the university as well.

  • Capella University Nursing program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 22: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 50 % Part Time: 29 %
Total Population 37,786
Student Population Full Time: 2,827 Part Time: 34,742
Gender Division Male: 22 % Female: 78 %

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges

School of Education

Majors available


School of Business and Technology

Majors available

Business Management Computer Science

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Majors available

Nursing Health Science

School of Counseling and Human Services

Majors available


School of Public Service Leadership

Majors available

Information Systems

Harold Abel School of Psychology

Majors available


Admissions and Application Requirements

Capella University Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The students who are enrolled in the educational programs at the university are provided with numerous financial aid opportunities in order to relieve the students with the heavy financial burden while pursuing their education.

These financial aids include student loans, grants, work-study programs and scholarships offered by the federal government, different state corporations, private organizations, and the university as well. These aids are both need-based as well as merit-based. 

The financial assistance can be opted by filling the FAFSA form. Capella University Federal school code is 032673. 

Some of the financial assistance offered by the university are mentioned below.

  • Institutional Aid includes Capella Business Leader Scholarship, Women in Analytics Scholarship, Tech Assesment Scholarship, Bachelor's in Business Scholarship, MBA scholarship, Doctor Alumni Scholarship, Health Administration Scholarship, Nursing Scholarship.

  • Military Aid such as Military Tuition Assistance, Post 9/11 GI Bill is awarded to the students. 

  • Federal Aid includes grants and loans such as the Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Work-Study, Federal Subsidized Loans, Federal Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loan.

You can contact the university to get more details on financial aid via emails or call. Capella University Financial Aid Office phone number is 1-888 (227-3552).

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $3,294 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Varies An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $7,374 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Subsidized Loan $7,374 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 0019
Federal Unsubsidized Loan $7,374 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Plus Loans $7,374 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Capella Business Leader Varies CGPA with 3.0. Demonstrate academic excellence. June 12th, 2018
Women in Analytics Scholarship. Varies Major or minor program must be Analytics. Part of Analytics Experience in San Diego, CA. April 21st, 2018
Tech Assessment Scholarship $12,000 New Students are accepted and enrolled. Satisfactory academic record. April 21st, 2018
Bachelor's in Business Scholarship $8,000 Freshers. Passed the first course on the first attempt. July 9th, 2018

Data Source: https://www.capella.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Military Tuition Assistance $2,208 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $6,173 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.capella.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $16,538

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 57% $3,379
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 50% $2,524
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 50% $1,227
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 25% $2,594
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 50% $1,685
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 50% $1,685
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 16,538
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 237
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $482,696
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,037
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.capella.edu/tuition-financial-aid/scholarships-grants/military-benefits/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 2,567 $7,096
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 743 $6,173
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 1,824 $7,472

Data Source: https://www.capella.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.


The university library is dedicated to providing comprehensive and innovative learning to the students along with high-quality resources needed to excel in the academics.

It comprises 70,784 full-text journals, 73 databases, 90 million company records, 192,930 books, 1.7 million dissertations, and more resources. It also consists of library guides. 

Interlibrary Loan is present in the library which helps in borrowing books, journals and other resources from other partnered libraries if they're not available in the Capella library. 

Librarians are available to help the students with finding proper resources and asking questions. They can be contacted via email, phone or chat.

Capella Store or Bookstore is an online store where students can buy stationary, merchandisers, accessories, apparels, graduation resources and more. 


  Is Capella University accredited?

Yes. Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It also has several programmatic accreditations.

  Does the university allow transfer of credits?

The credits earned at Capella may not be transferred to another educational institute, and vice-versa. The credit transfer opportunities are limited and you would have to talk to the university in order to execute credit transfer. 

  Does Capella University require GRE or GMAT scores?

No. GRE and GMAT scores are not required for admissions in the university.

  What is Capella FlexPath?

FlexPath is the online self-paced learning system where students can learn at their own pace. It offers accelerated courses and you don't have to be bound by the time restrictions to complete the course. Once you've finished the course, you can move on to the next one. You don't have to wait for a new session to begin.

  How much does Capella tuition cost?

The average undergraduate tuition is $13,788 and the average graduate tuition is $14,365. It may change on a yearly basis and also varies according to the program type.

  Does Capella University have a graduation ceremony?

Yes. The university has a graduation ceremony and students of Capella from all over the world attend this celebration. 

  Is Capella University for-profit type institute?

Yes. It is a private for-profit type university. 

  Is the university completely online?

Yes. The university offers all the programs in the online format.

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