Capella University is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.
Capella is a for-profit online research college based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The college was established in 1993, and currently serves an enrollment of more than 35,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Students at Capella can choose from about 170 graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs. Most Capella students are graduate students.
Undergraduate applicants without any transfer credits must pass a university-approved exam to be admitted to Capella.
Most students at Capella are enrolled part time. Roughly three out of four students are female. The average age of a Capella student is 40. Capella students hail from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Eighty-five percent of the faculty members hold PhD degrees.
Notable Capella alumni include CEO Curtis Crawford, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, video game designer Christopher Erhardt, and Jennifer Welter, the first female coach of a men's professional football league.
Capella is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Individual programs are further accredited by the appropriate accreditation committees.
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Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Capella.
1. Where is Capella University?
Although Capella is an online college, the school does have a physical location. Here is the official mailing and visiting address for the corporate headquarters of Capella:
225 South Sixth Street
2. What types of degrees are offered at Capella University?
Capella offers Certificates, Bachelors degrees, Masters degrees, and Doctoral degrees in many fields of study.
3. What undergraduate programs are offered at Capella University?
Here is a list of undergraduate majors (leading to Bachelor degrees or certificates) offered at Capella:
4. What graduate programs are offered at Capella University?
Here is a list of Masters degrees and Doctoral degrees available at Capella:
Masters Degree Programs:
Doctoral Degree (PhD) Programs:
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5. Why should I attend Capella?
Here are just a few good reasons for enrolling at Capella:
6. How much does it cost to attend Capella?
According to the Capella website, the cost of tuition and fees varies, depending on which program you sign up for. Here is the basic breakdown:
Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, textbook fees, transcript fees, and insurance fees, among others.
Students enrolled at Capella often receive financial aid, as long as they successfully complete the FAFSA form.
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7. What is the contact information for Capella University?
You can reach the main office of Capella toll free by calling 888-CAPELLA (227-3552).
To speak with an enrollment counselor at Capella, call 866-808-8681.
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