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About Capella

Excellence and Innovation in Online Higher Education

Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in the best position to succeed in your field. Our challenging curriculum is competency-based, combining foundational theory with real-world application, to ensure our students receive a high-quality education.

As a Capella student, you will experience unparalleled support as you join a vibrant community of professionals, and work with a faculty of experienced and engaging instructors through our online campus and courserooms. Our classes and programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

Why Choose Capella?

Our competency-based curriculum is specifically designed for experienced professionals who want the most efficient way to gain the necessary skills and knowledge that will help advance their career.

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Celebrating 20 Years as a Higher Education Leader

Dr. Harold Abel and Stephen Shank founded Capella University in 1993. Since that time, it has been our mission to extend access to doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees, and certificates for working adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Capella is owned by the publicly traded Capella Education Company, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Key Capella Facts

Key Facts

We Offer 43 Degree Programs and More than 145 Specializations