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Capella University Demographics & Diversity

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Capella University are predominantly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Capella University students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 26%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 16%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very Low

There are 282% more female students than male students enrolled at Capella University with a gender ratio of 79% women to 21% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Capella University has a much lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is much less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Capella University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 21%
Women 79%
Enrollment by gender for Capella University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,705
Women 29,466

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Capella University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 99% of the student body residing outside of Minnesota or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Capella University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 1%
Out of State 93%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 6%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,334 per year

80% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 95.1%
Part time Undergrads 79.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=413413 IPEDS survey data for Capella University.