Capella University

Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Capella University is one of the twenty private, for-profit 4-year colleges in Minnesota. The campus is located in an urban area, in Minneapolis.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 36,284 students attend the school.

Capella University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $13,788, and fees were $462. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,788 and $462 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students36,284
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate50%

Nursing Programs

In addition to the RN to BSN completion programs, the school also offers a RN to BSN/MSN Combined Option that can be completed in 3.25 years. The program will results in both bachelors and masters degree.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 48 510
Master's degree 9 95
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2 45
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 9

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1997 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$383/credit
In State Students$383/credit
Out of State Students$383/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$532/credit
In State Students$532/credit
Out of State Students$532/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $17,235 $17,235 $17,235
ADN 70 $26,810 $26,810 $26,810
BSN 125 $47,875 $47,875 $47,875
FNP 50 $26,600 $26,600 $26,600
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Capella University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 100% $3,294
Other Federal Grant 25% $500
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 50% $1,500
Federal Student Loans 75% $7,374
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,209
$30,001 to $48,000$16,125
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.
Capella University
225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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