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Capella University, an accredited online university, is named one of the top military-friendly colleges and universities

The online degree provider is recognized by Military Advanced Education magazine for the fifth time

MINNEAPOLIS, January 24, 2012 – Capella University, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high-quality online degree programs for working adults, has been named a "Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities Honoree" by Military Advanced Education magazine for the fifth time. Capella was chosen for the honor based on its student feedback, degree programs, and military-friendly policies. The publication sought the expertise of education services officers from all the military branches for their guidance and comprehensive understanding of what constitutes a truly military-friendly institution.

Capella has a dedicated team of military support advisors to assist students affiliated with the military. As of Sept. 30, 2011, more than 35,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella, with nearly 80 percent enrolled in Capella's doctoral degree programs and master's degree programs. Approximately 12 percent of Capella students are affiliated with the military.

"We are honored to have been recognized as a military-friendly institution for the fifth time," said John Hayes, military support supervisor for Capella. "It is a testament to our steadfast commitment to supporting military servicemembers and their families throughout their educational journeys."

The online university has received other recognitions for its support of the military. "The Next Mission," a documentary inspired by the Capella University study "Joining Forces America" about the mental health needs of members of the military returning from combat duty, received a regional Emmy award. Capella has also been recognized by the Minnesota National Guard and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as a Yellow Ribbon organization for its support of military servicemembers and military family members.

About Capella University

Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's, specialist, or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, 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 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. More than 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2011, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* 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.
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