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Capella University (Information Technology)

  • Minneapolis, MN
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 65%35%
    student ratio
  • 7,487
    total students
  • $10,980 | $10,980
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
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    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Capella University -- Online Programs Designed for Working Adults

Capella is an accredited university, a vibrant community of learners, and a faculty of committed and engaging instructors. Through its online campus and course rooms, Capella provides exceptional higher education to adult learners throughout the United States and across the globe.

Dr. Harold Abel and Stephen Shank founded Capella University in 1993. Since that time, it has been Capella's mission to extend access to high quality doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. The online, competency-based programs deliver core skills that are immediately applicable and professionally relevant.

Capella University's competency-based curriculum is built with input from employers and alignment to industry association standards. Capella delivers the instructions to help students develop the skills needed to succeed in their fields. This unique approach delivers learning outcomes that lead to superior career outcomes.

Online learning is flexible -- students can work on their courses at times and places that fit their lives -- but they should expect to be engaged, inspired, and challenged. At Capella, students will use the online campus and their courserooms to connect and engage with course materials, their classmates, instructors, and more.

Capella is owned by the publicly traded Capella Education Company, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Online Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

Capella's online bachelor's degree in information technology helps students develop marketable technology skills and the business knowledge needed to effectively deliver IT services. Students will gain an understanding of fundamental IT business principles, and learn the theory and practice of today's top IT professionals. Students can choose from specializations in "General Information Technology," "Health Informatics," "Information Assurance and Security," "Network Technology," "Project Management," and "Software Architecture." Capella is one of few online universities offering a combined BS/MS in IT option. The combined BS/MS in IT option provides the opportunity for students to save on tuition and completion time by enabling them to earn master's credits for certain bachelor-level courses. Students shouldn't have to relearn what they already know. They may be able to save time and money by transferring up to 132 quarter credits of previous academic course work into their Capella degree programs.

The Minor in Network Technology

Because virtually every business requires computer networks that are secure, efficient, and powerful, network technology skills are highly valued across all industries. Students can prepare for key roles in this growing field by adding a Cisco hands-on minor or a Microsoft hands-on minor to their IT degree programs. Through classroom study, real-world learning scenarios, and valuable exposure to industry-standard tools, students will learn to design and administer Cisco or Microsoft networks. The curriculum includes planning, designing, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco or Microsoft environments ranging from small, local networks to enterprise-wide integrated networks. Specific topics include cloud computing, security, wireless networks, and RFID architectures. Because courses are modeled on professional certification standards, students can gain the educational backgrounds to help them prepare for Cisco and Microsoft certification examinations while earning their BS degrees. People who choose this minor are often pursuing careers as network analysts, administrators, security engineers, support engineers, and consultants, or pursuing associated network technology industry certifications.

The Minor in System Development - Mobile

With the rapid growth of mobile technologies, opportunities have increased for mobile application developers. Students can prepare for key roles in this growing field by adding mobile application minors to their IT degree programs. They gain sought-after mobile application development skills in a minor featuring hands-on, real-world learning activities. The curriculum focuses on planning, evaluating, designing, and managing mobile applications in environments from single user to complex enterprise. Students can keep pace with evolving technologies -- such as the Apple iOS and Android OS -- by learning to create innovative applications for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows devices. Special topics include managing data and effective requirements analysis. People who choose this minor are often pursuing careers as mobile application developers, software engineers, technical analysts, and consultants, or pursuing associated mobile application development industry certifications.

The Minor in System Development - Web Application

Application development for Internet environments is a fast-growing job sector in the US web application market. Students can prepare for this key role by adding web application minors to their IT degree programs. Through classroom studies and interactive learning activities drawn from real-world scenarios, students can gain workplace-ready skills in developing databases, web sites, web applications, web services, web technologies, and more. The curriculum features planning, evaluating, designing, and managing web applications in environments from single user to complex enterprise. Special topics include implementing multimedia, application services, databases, and servlets. Students can also gain valuable skills in developing web components that apply advanced languages including .Net, Java, JavaScript, AJAX, XHTML, and SQL. People who choose this minor are often pursuing careers as web application developers, software engineers, technical analysts, and consultants, or pursuing associated web application development industry certifications.

Financial Aid

Capella participates in several federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide information on other non-federal loan programs.

Capella-funded scholarships are also available in select disciplines, such as the Robert C. Ford Human Services Scholarship and the Helene Krivosha Scholarship for education students. There are also external scholarships offered specifically to Capella students, such as the Go the Distance Scholarship.

To discuss financial aid options, interested individuals should please contact one of the enrollment counselors at 1.888.227.3552.


Location & Contact

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
USA

Enrollment Services

Phone: 866-2837921
Fax: 612-977-5060
Email: info@capella.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Retailing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Informatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Protective Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled7,487
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$10,980
    • Out-of-state tuition *$10,980
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,487
    • Male Student Percentage35%
    • Female Student Percentage65%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.62%
    • Black or African American27.46%
    • White or Caucasian38.88%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.51%
    • Asian1.11%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.36%
    • Two or more races1.52%
    • Unknown25.2%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state StudentsNot Reported

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