Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) is a pioneer in developing high-quality, online 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 also offers educational programming through Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications; and owns an innovative startup company called Sophia (http://www.sophia.org) - a social teaching and learning platform that integrates education with technology.
Capella University currently offers 43 undergraduate and graduate degree programs with 143 specializations and 1,670 courses. Approximately 35,000 students are currently enrolled, representing all 50 states and 61 countries. Although they range in age from 19 to 89, most Capella students are working adults, and about 70 percent are pursuing master's or doctoral degrees.
Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), www.capella.edu.
Capella University offers tuition discounts and other special benefits to members of its alliance programs, which include more than 175 corporations, 25 percent of U.S. community colleges and many state schools, and every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to its regular degree programs, Capella University has developed innovative programs that allow organizations to offer employees high-quality, for-credit courses that meet both individual goals and global organizational needs. The corporate and armed forces programs are designed to help employers maximize intellectual assets, improve job performance, and develop employees‘ capacity to take on increased responsibility. The college alliances allow students at member colleges to seamlessly transfer credits and participate in specially designed degree completion programs that ease the transition from a two-year college to a four-year degree program.
Capella is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and currently employs more than 1,250 administrative staff and more than 1,500 faculty members.
Capella Education Company
225 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402