Capella University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Capella University ranks better than 91% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Capella University ranks better than only 31% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Capella Bachelor's Degrees

Capella ranks higher than 91% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 19% $33,627 $41,565 19%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 98% $25,000 $61,073 98%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 99% $30,990 $81,702 99%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 77% $30,006 $69,596 77%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 99% $35,876 $85,538 99%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 86% $28,265 $42,682 86%
Finance and Financial Management Services 51% $31,165 $50,856 51%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 94% $32,114 $55,348 94%
Homeland Security 84% $38,828 $66,821 84%
Human Resources Management and Services 83% $30,759 $53,137 83%
Marketing 76% $36,251 $47,260 76%
Medical Illustration and Informatics 77% $46,429 $62,012 77%
Psychology, General 85% $28,686 $34,872 85%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 78% $20,636 $73,842 78%

Salary Scores for Capella Master's Degrees

Capella ranks higher than 37% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 3% $45,622 $49,331 3%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 38% $40,270 $64,318 38%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 39% $41,292 $44,233 39%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 30% Not Reported $71,957 30%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 49% $45,409 $82,238 49%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 33% $44,621 $43,612 33%
Curriculum and Instruction 51% $38,141 $49,641 51%
Education, Other 50% $31,210 $56,415 50%
Educational Administration and Supervision 41% $34,289 $53,280 41%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 64% $31,184 $58,334 64%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 22% $46,737 $33,993 22%
Finance and Financial Management Services 22% $44,093 $60,072 22%
Gerontology 24% $44,381 $39,249 24%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 37% $38,475 $61,728 37%
Homeland Security 21% $43,115 $50,439 21%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 25% $44,385 $37,797 25%
Human Resources Management and Services 27% $47,318 $53,984 27%
Human Services, General 30% $44,381 $41,058 30%
Management Information Systems and Services 65% $45,610 $84,653 65%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 31% $35,798 $73,949 31%
Marketing 26% $46,687 $51,690 26%
Medical Illustration and Informatics 47% $30,141 $71,015 47%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 48% $67,295 $42,599 48%
Psychology, General 35% $39,047 $41,007 35%
Psychology, Other 63% $47,389 $47,260 63%
Public Administration 21% $42,759 $45,068 21%
Public Health 36% $40,297 $49,599 36%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29% $30,646 $87,850 29%
Research and Experimental Psychology 33% $44,623 $41,272 33%
Security Science and Technology 59% $42,856 $58,673 59%
Social Sciences, Other 19% $45,744 $38,455 19%
Special Education and Teaching 31% $45,675 $46,321 31%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 40% Not Reported $42,961 40%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 39% $34,750 $44,937 39%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 88% $29,802 $59,658 88%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 51% $31,867 $48,432 51%

Salary Scores for Capella Doctoral Degrees

Capella ranks higher than 32% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 76% Not Reported $97,959 76%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 35% $77,311 $89,746 35%
Business/Commerce, General 40% $136,333 $88,448 40%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 68% $113,085 $69,338 68%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 75% $101,573 $106,421 75%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 29% $125,058 $68,858 29%
Curriculum and Instruction 46% $105,316 $69,338 46%
Education, General 44% $115,432 $73,949 44%
Education, Other 24% $82,489 $69,477 24%
Educational Administration and Supervision 29% $129,022 $72,618 29%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 92% $106,843 $84,653 92%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 34% $108,103 $88,506 34%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 69% $122,661 $71,486 69%
Human Resources Management and Services 26% $87,980 $81,333 26%
Management Information Systems and Services 76% Not Reported $104,192 76%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 9% $73,851 $39,646 9%
Psychology, General 10% $111,880 $54,382 10%
Public Health 75% $89,257 $82,440 75%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 23% $50,504 $98,137 23%
Social Sciences, Other 24% $111,088 $63,997 24%
Social Work 81% $92,235 $81,702 81%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 9% $61,424 $43,941 9%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 81% $105,921 $78,074 81%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 89% $86,500 $83,631 89%

Capella University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Naomi1 1/3/2021

I started off at Capella in 2016.I was near to completing my degree but had some issues with my placement and cited racism to my tutors and asked for their help.Instead I was thrown out of the university despite appealing on an administration charge..Luckily I was able to transfer to a better university, their competitor.

Bri Coleman 12/30/2020

Capella University refuses to help struggling students by denying options for aid. I lost my job due to COVID, therefore, I lost tuition assistance from my employer. Capella University sends out communication that says they are helping students by suspending billing. I applied for Financial aid from Department of Education and was awaiting my award. Capella dropped me from classes in November because of $2k past due balance (but billing suspended). In December my financial aid was approved. Capella University... Read More