Capella University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 91
Bachelor's
 37
Master's
 32
Doctoral
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Capella University is ranked on 14 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Capella University

We calculated a salary score for each of Capella University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Capella University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Capella Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 19 92% 92% $33,630 $41,570 19
Business Administration, Management and Operations 98 94% 94% $25,000 $61,070 98
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 99 93% 93% $30,990 $81,700 99
Computer and Information Sciences, General 77 98% 98% $30,010 $69,600 77
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 100 94% 94% $35,880 $85,540 100
Criminal Justice and Corrections 86 91% 91% $28,270 $42,680 86
Finance and Financial Management Services 51 97% 97% $31,170 $50,860 51
Health and Medical Administrative Services 94 96% 96% $32,110 $55,350 94
Homeland Security 84 100% 100% $38,830 $66,820 84
Human Resources Management and Services 83 96% 96% $30,760 $53,140 83
Marketing 76 100% 100% $36,250 $47,260 76
Medical Illustration and Informatics 77 100% 100% $46,430 $62,010 77
Psychology, General 85 87% 87% $28,690 $34,870 85
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 78 97% 97% $20,640 $73,840 78

Salary Scores for Capella Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 3 98% 98% $45,620 $49,330 3
Business Administration, Management and Operations 38 95% 95% $40,270 $64,320 38
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 39 94% 94% $41,290 $44,230 39
Computer and Information Sciences, General 30 91% 91% Not Reported $71,960 30
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 49 97% 97% $45,410 $82,240 49
Criminal Justice and Corrections 33 91% 91% $44,620 $43,610 33
Curriculum and Instruction 51 95% 95% $38,140 $49,640 51
Education, Other 50 100% 100% $31,210 $56,420 50
Educational Administration and Supervision 41 99% 99% $34,290 $53,280 41
Educational/Instructional Media Design 64 90% 90% $31,180 $58,330 64
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 22 94% 94% $46,740 $33,990 22
Finance and Financial Management Services 22 97% 97% $44,090 $60,070 22
Gerontology 24 90% 90% $44,380 $39,250 24
Health and Medical Administrative Services 37 97% 97% $38,480 $61,730 37
Homeland Security 21 96% 96% $43,120 $50,440 21
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 25 96% 96% $44,390 $37,800 25
Human Resources Management and Services 27 94% 94% $47,320 $53,980 27
Human Services, General 30 89% 89% $44,380 $41,060 30
Management Information Systems and Services 65 100% 100% $45,610 $84,650 65
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 31 97% 97% $35,800 $73,950 31
Marketing 26 97% 97% $46,690 $51,690 26
Medical Illustration and Informatics 47 100% 100% $30,140 $71,020 47
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 48 97% 97% $67,300 $42,600 48
Psychology, General 35 89% 89% $39,050 $41,010 35
Psychology, Other 63 89% 89% $47,390 $47,260 63
Public Administration 21 99% 99% $42,760 $45,070 21
Public Health 36 98% 98% $40,300 $49,600 36
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29 99% 99% $30,650 $87,850 29
Research and Experimental Psychology 33 92% 92% $44,620 $41,270 33
Security Science and Technology 59 100% 100% $42,860 $58,670 59
Social Sciences, Other 19 92% 92% $45,740 $38,460 19
Special Education and Teaching 31 98% 98% $45,680 $46,320 31
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 40 98% 98% Not Reported $42,960 40
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 39 94% 94% $34,750 $44,940 39
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 88 98% 98% $29,800 $59,660 88
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 51 87% 87% $31,870 $48,430 51

Salary Scores for Capella Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 76 94% 94% Not Reported $97,960 76
Business Administration, Management and Operations 35 95% 95% $77,310 $89,750 35
Business/Commerce, General 40 99% 99% $136,330 $88,450 40
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 68 95% 95% $113,090 $69,340 68
Computer and Information Sciences, General 75 98% 98% $101,570 $106,420 75
Criminal Justice and Corrections 29 95% 95% $125,060 $68,860 29
Curriculum and Instruction 46 98% 98% $105,320 $69,340 46
Education, General 44 83% 83% $115,430 $73,950 44
Education, Other 24 95% 95% $82,490 $69,480 24
Educational Administration and Supervision 29 94% 94% $129,020 $72,620 29
Educational/Instructional Media Design 92 88% 88% $106,840 $84,650 92
Health and Medical Administrative Services 34 91% 91% $108,100 $88,510 34
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 69 95% 95% $122,660 $71,490 69
Human Resources Management and Services 26 90% 90% $87,980 $81,330 26
Management Information Systems and Services 76 100% 100% Not Reported $104,190 76
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 9 97% 97% $73,850 $39,650 9
Psychology, General 10 92% 92% $111,880 $54,380 10
Public Health 75 93% 93% $89,260 $82,440 75
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 23 97% 97% $50,500 $98,140 23
Social Sciences, Other 24 96% 96% $111,090 $64,000 24
Social Work 81 95% 95% $92,240 $81,700 81
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 9 97% 97% $61,420 $43,940 9
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 81 97% 97% $105,920 $78,070 81
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 89 100% 100% $86,500 $83,630 89

Most Recent Reviews

RT 7/22/2021

Many professors did not read or review papers. I attended a residency and watched a professor receive a paper within 20 seconds, returned with an A and no comments. No one was on the same page. I had no support and had no preparation for my dissertation. I was pushed though having to complete a qualitative study and could not change the research or topic at any time. Husband cannot get a full time professor position from capella with a PhD and feels like a failure. It’s a paper mill. I left during my dissertation... Read More

Nicole Payne 7/2/2021

I liked the flexpath Capella offered. It was great because I could spend my time focusing on my studies. However, online, there was a lot of miscommunication. Most of my instructors were great. They were approachable and understanding. I had a few who really worked with me and I appreciated that. There was one really bad instructor who was biased and that was challenging. The other challenge was that I had three different academic advisors and the last one was the worst. The library staff was amazing and very... Read More