Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value
of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by
the US Department of Education (ED) (under 34 CFR 688.6), provide some
information about completion, expenses, and occupations. Most of our
students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or
attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in
calculating these data. For example, we define program length for
certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of
calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program.
The ED has defined time to complete for a bachelor's degree as 4
years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for
each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active
Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.