Higher Learning Commission
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
In 2000, Capella became the first online institution to become a charter participant of AQIP, an accreditation pathway of the Higher Learning Commission in which institutions commit to a program of continuous quality improvement. Capella's accreditation was reaffirmed in 2008; its next scheduled accreditation reaffirmation process will be during the 2014–2015 academic year.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is a nationally recognized accreditation agency approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Accreditation by CCNE serves as a statement of good educational practice in the field of nursing. The following Capella programs are accredited by the CCNE*:
*The BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
Capella offers 14 advanced academic offerings that prepare individuals to serve in a variety of roles within the P–12 education environment. These programs make up Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE-accredited programs are known for their standards and rigor, which is why graduates of these programs are highly regarded by many school districts, licensing authorities, and teaching professionals.
The Professional Education Unit at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496. This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.
Capella has earned CACREP accreditation for three master's programs in counseling: Mental Health Counseling; Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy; and School Counseling.
The MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; 703.838.9808.
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The following specializations have been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC):
BS in Information Technology, Project Management
BS in Business, Project Management
MS in Information Systems and Technology Management, Project Management
MBA, Project Management
The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI's legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.
Capella's BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET accreditation is a key indicator of Capella's dedication to educational quality that prepares our alumni for entry or advancement in the IT industry.
Read the news release announcing our ABET accreditation.
The following programs and/or specializations leading to endorsement for licensure have been approved by the Arizona Department of Education:
PhD in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration (Principal and Superintendent endorsement)
MS in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration (Principal endorsement)
PsyD in School Psychology
MS in Psychology, School Psychology
Specialist Certificate in School Psychology
MS in School Counseling
The following programs leading to endorsement for licensure have been approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators:
The following programs have been approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching for post-baccalaureate licensure endorsement:
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)
The National Security Administration's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Review Committee has validated that Capella's information security curriculum meets the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Standards 4011, 4013, and 4014.
Capella is the only university to offer a master's degree specialization and PhD degree specialization that include ROI certification in the Phillips' ROI Methodology:
ISPI Chapters of Excellence Award, 2010 International Society of Performance Improvement
The International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) awarded Capella University's Virtual ISPI chapter with its Chapters of Excellence award in recognition of its efforts in chapter operations, programming, membership, and advancement of the field of human performance technology.
ISPI awarded Capella's Virtual ISPI chapter with its Chapter Communication and Education award. It recognizes a resource the chapter developed to link alumni with learners in a similar field of work to share project and site ideas to complete a core course requirement.
Capella University is the first online university to receive the CHEA award which was given based on four award criteria: articulation and evidence of outcomes; success with regard to outcomes; information to the public about outcomes; and use of outcomes for educational improvement.
The Interactive Council, Inc, a non-profit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, awarded "Best in Class" Interactive Media Awards to two Capella web sites. The Inside Capella site and the Learning and Career Outcomes site won two of the three Best in Class Interactive Media Awards for the "University" category in 2009.
Capella University was honored with this award in a competition recognizing innovative uses of educational technologies in higher education.
Capella received the highest honor from the international IMS Global Learning Consortium for outstanding use of technology in support of learning.
In addition to the learning impact award, IMS Global Learning Consortium also named Capella University's Learning and Career Outcomes Infrastructure as the 2009 Best Outcomes-based Learning Solution.
Capella was recognized for modeling best practices in learning, course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment and evaluation, meaningful technology use, and learner support.
NUTN recognized Capella for providing synchronous distance learning (via web conferencing) of a superior nature.
Training Magazine recognized Capella for implementation of a unique, effective training program at Capella.
Capella was recognized for development of an innovative practice that contributes to the field of distance education.
Capella won this award for modeling best practices in learning, course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment and evaluation, meaningful technology use, and learner support.
Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.
Capella University is a proud educational alliance partner with the American Nurses Association.
Capella was named a Yellow Ribbon organization by the State of Minnesota at the 2010 Yellow Ribbon Summit. Capella was recognized for outstanding support of servicemembers, veterans, and their families. Learn more.
Capella's Career Center's recorded career seminars and interactive resume and curriculum vitae tools were recognized as a Best Practice by the Center for Transforming Student Services (CENTSS).
Capella is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute, offering more than 25 courses approved by PMI for its professional development units (PDUs)
Capella's Public Safety programs — as well as other courses — are recognized by Quality Matters™ for our commitment to a long-term, systematic approach to course quality assurance.
The following courses also have been reviewed and recognized as meeting quality standards by Quality Matters™:
|Bus3004||Developing a Business Perspective|
|PS4105||White Collar and Organized Crimes Investigations|
|PS3200||Introduction to Emergency Management|
|HUM1000||Introduction to the Humanities|
|MAT2001||Statistics for Every Day Use|
|PS3600||Principles of Public Safety Investigation|
|PS3100||Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|PS3400||Introduction to Homeland Security|
|PS4410||Introduction to Security Management|
|PS3700||Justice, Crime, and Ethics|
|PSF8638||Business Continuity for Emergency Management|
|PSF8376||Correlates of Crime|
|LIT2001||Introduction to Literature: Short Stories|
|PS3800||Applied Public Safety Research Methods|
|PSF8602||Theories of Leadership|
|PSF8002||Advanced Research in Public Safety Theories, Issues and Concepts|
|PHI3200||Ethics in Health Care|
|PSF8362||Criminal Justice Policy Analysis|
|PSF8358||Law and Legal Foundations|
|PSF8106||Epistemology of Practice Knowledge|
|PS3300||Principles of Security Management|
The following specializations are acknowledged by SHRM™ as aligning with their Human Resources Curriculum Guidebook and Templates as of February, 2008:
Selected as a Military Friendly School for 2010. The Military Friendly Schools list is determined through research by the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools team.
Capella University has been selected as a Military Advanced Education Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities Honoree by Military Advanced Education magazine for the fourth year in a row.
Named in 2009, 2008, and 2005 as one of the Best Places to Work. In a company-wide survey, our employees rated Capella highly on work environment, embracing innovation and new ideas, personal growth and development, quality of people in the organization, and daily operations.