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Capella University, an accredited online university, is recognized as a ‘Yellow Ribbon' organization for its support of the military

The Minnesota-based online degree provider is recognized for its support of the military at the ‘Yellow Ribbon Summit' in Farmington, Minn., on Sept. 22

MINNEAPOLIS, September 23, 2010 – Capella University, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, was officially proclaimed a "Yellow Ribbon" organization at the Yellow Ribbon Summit in Farmington, Minn, on Sept. 22. The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty recognized Capella along with nearly 30 other Minnesota organizations, municipalities and counties for their ongoing efforts to support servicemembers and military family members. Their actions demonstrate a commitment to support military families today and into the future. 

"When we rank all of our state's priorities, the first should be taking care of our members of the military and their families. We need to match their commitment with our words and deeds," Governor Pawlenty said. "As a Yellow Ribbon Campus, Capella University is demonstrating its commitment to the men and women who risk their lives and take on great burdens for the cause of freedom."

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting servicemembers and their families with community support, training, services and resources. Approximately 12 percent of Capella students are affiliated with the military. Military Advanced Education magazine has named Capella as one of its Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Capella has also received the Gold Standard designation as one of the top 20 schools named to that list.

More than 38,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), with 31 percent enrolled in Capella's doctoral degree programs, 47 percent enrolled in Capella's master's degree programs, and 21 percent in Capella's bachelor's degree programs.

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 or doctoral online degree programs in the fields of business, counseling, education, human services, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 137 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. More than 38,000 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2010, from all 50 states and 52 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. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.

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