Company Overview

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) is a pioneer in developing online, high-quality degree programs for adults. It has experienced significant growth since its 1991 inception by focusing on academic quality and learner success in the growing market for online, post-secondary education.

Capella's academic programs are delivered through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capella University, an accredited online academic institution. The university is known for its rigorous curricula that combine strong academic content and real-world practicality, presented in a flexible, online format geared for adult students. Capella Education Company also owns Capella Learning Solutions (CLS) which provides online non-degree, high-demand, job-ready skills, training solutions and services to individuals and corporate partners, Hackbright, the leading non-degree software engineering school for women, DevMountain, an industry-leading coding school, and Sophia, an innovative learning platform leveraging technology to support self-paced learning. 

Capella University currently offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs with 143 specializations and more than 2,100 courses. As of March 31, 2018, approximately 38,100 students were enrolled, representing all 50 states and 54 other countries or territories. Most Capella students are working adults, and more than 70 percent are pursuing master's or doctoral degrees.

Capella University’s Accreditation

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440
Capella University: Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.866.933.5809,