Capella University's Accreditation is Reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

February 05, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS--()--The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has continued Capella University’s accreditation with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2022-2023. Capella University ( is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. The HLC is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

“The reaffirmation of HLC accreditation for eight years reflects Capella University’s dedication to our mission of delivering exceptional and innovative online programs to adult learners,” Capella University President Scott Kinney said.

Capella’s next scheduled accreditation reaffirmation process will be during the 2022-2023 academic year.

About Capella University
Capella University ( is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of Sept. 30, 2014, over 70 percent of Capella students were currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 143 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 28 certificate programs, including six direct assessment degree delivery programs. Approximately 35,000 students were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2014, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission