2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, undergraduate tuition & fees at Capella University is $14,540. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at Capella University is $14,501. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -0.27% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 1.28% from the previous year. The undergraduate tuition and fees at Capella University are little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($12,451 - Private (for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOFF Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$14,579$6,117
2019-2020$14,540$6,195
Change % 2019-2020-0.27%1.28%
2020-2021$14,501$6,274
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees are $15,233 for academic year 2019-2020. The estimated graduate school tuition & fees at Capella University is $15,483 for academic year 2020-2021. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -0.27% from the previous year. The graduate tuition and fees at Capella University are little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($13,299 - Private (for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOFF Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$14,987$6,117
2019-2020$15,233$6,195
Change % 2019-20201.64%1.28%
2020-2021$15,483$6,274
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Capella University.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2018-2019$394
2019-2020$393
2020-2021$392
Graduate2018-2019$538
2019-2020$547
2020-2021$556
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Capella University graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $51,500 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $72,600 for Capella University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$51,500$60,900$44,400
7 Years After Graduation$64,500--
8 Years After Graduation$63,900--
9 Years After Graduation$75,000--
10 Years After Graduation$72,600$85,400$59,200

Capella University 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at Capella University for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $59,528. Since the tuition & fees at Capella University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Capella University.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Capella University
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$14,676$14,812$14,950$15,090$59,528
Class of 2025Fall 2021$14,812$14,950$15,090$15,230$60,082
Class of 2026Fall 2022$14,950$15,090$15,230$15,372$60,642
Class of 2027Fall 2023$15,090$15,230$15,372$15,515$61,207
Class of 2028Fall 2024$15,230$15,372$15,515$15,660$61,778
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Capella University. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $88,073. Since the tuition & fees at Capella University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Capella University.
4 years COA at Capella University
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$21,500$21,840$22,188$22,545$88,073
Class of 2025Fall 2021$21,840$22,188$22,545$22,909$89,483
Class of 2026Fall 2022$22,188$22,545$22,909$23,283$90,925
Class of 2027Fall 2023$22,545$22,909$23,283$23,665$92,401
Class of 2028Fall 2024$22,909$23,283$23,665$24,056$93,912
Last year, 67 students ( 0.68% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $67,869. Since the tuition & fees at Capella University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Capella University.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Capella University
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$16,449$16,789$17,137$17,494$67,869
Class of 2025Fall 2021$16,789$17,137$17,494$17,858$69,279
Class of 2026Fall 2022$17,137$17,494$17,858$18,232$70,721
Class of 2027Fall 2023$17,494$17,858$18,232$18,614$72,197
Class of 2028Fall 2024$17,858$18,232$18,614$19,005$73,708

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Capella University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Capella University 2020 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,540$432 $6,195
Graduate$15,233 $432$6,195

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