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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 Capella University's mission to “extend access to high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company.

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Key Capella Facts*

*as of 3/31/2016

We Offer 51 Degree Programs and More than 165 Specializations