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My Return on Investment

A Rewarding Educational Experience

Higher education is a way to achieve personal, professional, and financial goals. While you are contemplating which university can give you the long-term benefits you are seeking, consider the success that Capella students have found before and after graduation.

78% of Capella alumni report having advanced professionally within 5 years of graduating.

Alumni Outcome Survey, 2010

Capella graduates report average salaries rose 62% by 5 years after graduation.

Eduventure Alumni Survey, 2010

Over 97% of Capella graduate business alumni agree or strongly agree that the material covered in most courses was relevant and up-to-date.

Noel-Levitz Business Program Alumni Study, 2012

Capella graduate business alumni are more likely than private and other for-profit graduate business alumni to strongly agree that their program allowed them to advance their career.

Noel-Levitz Business Program Alumni Study, 2012

What Are the Real Benefits of a Capella Education?

95% of the Capella alumni are satisfied with their experience.

Eduventure Alumni Survey, 2010

92% of the Capella alumni would choose Capella again.

Eduventure Alumni Survey, 2010

Our Alumni Are Very Successful

One year after graduation, Capella graduates report their salaries rose by:

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Capella leads most other universities in salaries for many of our programs.

Employers Love Capella Alumni

Employers give positive ratings to Capella graduates. We often hear from employers who share their satisfaction with the level of preparation, skill sets, and knowledge that our graduates bring to the job. In fact, 96% of employers rated our graduates' performance as exceptional or proficient. (Employer Survey Report, January 2011)

More than 500 organizations have chosen Capella as an education partner for their employees, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.


Capella graduates in all schools and degree programs typically see a steady increase in salary from the point of graduation onward.

Career Builder Alumni Outcomes Data, Q2 2012

A Lifetime of Career Services

Capella's Career Center provides comprehensive support to students and alumni. We will be there to help you through every stage, whether you are preparing for a new career or advancing in your field, with everything from career exploration to job search and career management strategies. And exclusive to Capella students and alumni, we will provide you with free, lifetime access to Career Connection , our job search site.

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