Legal & Regulatory Information

 

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Accreditation

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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State Regulatory Information

Capella learners reside in all 50 states. Capella University is licensed, registered, authorized, or certified in the following states:

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

100 N. Union St.
P. O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
334.242.1998
http://www.ache.state.al.us

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education

P. O. Box 302130
Montgomery, AL 36130-2130
334.293.4500
http://www.accs.cc/

Arizona Department of Education

1535 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.542.5393
http://www.azed.gov/

The Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology degree program, Master of Science in School Counseling degree program, the Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration specialization, the Master of Science in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration specialization, and the Master of Science in Psychology, School Psychology specialization are approved by the Arizona Department of Education.

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

1400 W. Washington St., Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.542.5709
http://azppse.state.az.us

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board

423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.371.2000
http://www.adhe.edu

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations implementing institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301. The Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management does not meet requirements for teacher or administrator licensure in Arkansas.

Florida Commission for Independent Education

325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399
888.224.6684
License #2809
http://www.fldoe.org/cie

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

2082 E. Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084
770.414.3300
http://www.gnpec.org

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

603 E. 12th St. FL 5th
Des Moines, IA 50319
515.725.3413
http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov

Kansas Board of Regents Private Postsecondary Education Department

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
785.296.3421
http://www.kansasregents.org/

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY 40601-8204
502.573.1555
http://cpe.ky.gov

The School of Education specializations for K–12 teachers may not be recognized by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

Louisiana Board of Regents

P. O. Box 3677
Baron Rouge, LA 70821-9318
225.342.4253
www.regents.state.la.us

Capella University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maryland Higher Education Commission

6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410.767.3300
www.mhec.state.md.us

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
651.642.0533
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us

Capella University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

1820 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 111
Las Vegas, NV 89104
702.486.7330
http://www.cpe.state.nv.us

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University of North Carolina Board of Governors

University of North Carolina
Office of the President
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
919.962.1000
http://www.northcarolina.edu/bog/index.htm

Capella University tuition guaranty bond is on file with the Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina and may be viewed by contacting the Regulatory Department at Capella University.

Capella University is authorized to conduct postsecondary activity in North Carolina for specific programs based on approval from the Board of Governors under North Carolina general statute § 116-15.

Prior to enrollment, North Carolina learners are advised to contact their local school administrative offices and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for specific advanced licensure and payment requirements in their program areas. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is located at http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/

Master's learners in North Carolina are encouraged to use the online database NC Live, located at http://www.nclive.org

Ohio Board of Regents

30 E. Broad St., 36th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
614.466.6000
http://regents.ohio.gov

The following degree programs are authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents: Bachelor of Science in Business, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Education, and the Master of Science in Psychology specializations in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and General Psychology.

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

35 E. Gay St., Suite 403
Columbus, OH 43215-3138
614.466.2752
http://scr.ohio.gov

Capella University is registered with the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, and the graduate certificate programs have program authorization under the provisions of Chapter 3332 of the Ohio Revised Code and the standards, rules and regulations of the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Registration No. 04-03-1709T.

Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
717.787.5820
http://www.education.state.pa.us

Capella University has been granted a Certificate of Authority for marketing and recruitment purposes only in Pennsylvania.

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

1122 Lady St., Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
803.737.2260
http://che.sc.gov

Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243-0830
615.253.6287
http://www.tn.gov/thec

Capella University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed graduation information on the programs offered by Capella University, please visit www.tn.gov/thec/ and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Capella University is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

Washington Higher Achievement Council

P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
360.753.7800
http://www.wsac.wa.gov/

Capella University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Capella University to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

1018 Kanawha Boulevard East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
304.558.2101
http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

201 W. Washington Ave., 3rd Floor
PO Box 8696
Madison, WI 53708-8696
608.266.1996
http://www.eab.state.wi.us

Wyoming Department of Education

Hathaway Building, Second Floor
2300 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
307.777.5712
http://www.edu.wyoming.gov

Student Complaint Contact Information

The United States Department of Education recently passed new regulations requiring all institutions that receive Title IV federal financial aid to provide contact information in each state and U.S. territory where students may file a complaint.

Capella University learners who have complaints that have not otherwise been resolved through contact with Academic Advising, Enrollment Services, Financial aid, University Operations Support, or Technical Support may submit their request to LearnerSupport@capella.edu. Capella also has a Learner Grievance PolicyPDF that provides a structured process for resolving problems, complaints, or grievances relating to the execution of institutional policies or procedures.

Should a complaint not be resolved through the means mentioned above, below are links to Capella's regional accreditor and the other states and U.S. territories where complaints may be filed. A complaint should be filed in the student's state of residence. Please note: Capella University does not maintain the state and territory websites, and information may change without Capella's knowledge.

The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
800.621.7440 or 312.263.0456
Fax: 312.263.7462
www.ncahlc.org

ALABAMA

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
http://www.accs.cc/complaintform.aspx

ALASKA

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
http://acpe.alaska.gov/Contact_Us

AMERICAN SAMOA

American Samoa Department of Education
http://www.doe.as/

ARIZONA

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
http://azppse.state.az.us/student_info/compliance.asp

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
http://www.adhe.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/AcademicAffairsDivision/
ICAC%20Rules%20and%20Regulations/APPENDIXJ.pdf

CALIFORNIA

California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
http://www.bppe.ca.gov/forms_pubs/complaint.pdfPDF

COLORADO

Colorado Department of Higher Education
http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Complaints/default.html

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
http://www.ctohe.org/ContactUs.shtml

DELAWARE

Delaware Higher Education Office
http://www.delaware.gov/topics/complaintsreports

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Education Licensure Commission
http://osse.dc.gov/service/public-complaints

FLORIDA

Florida Department of Education
Commission on Independent Education
http://www.fldoe.org/cie/complaint.asp

GEORGIA

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
http://www.gnpec.org/MainMenu.asp

GUAM

Guam Department of Education
https://sites.google.com/a/gdoe.net/gdoe/Home/contact-us

HAWAII

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Office of Consumer Protection
http://cca.hawaii.gov/ocp/

IDAHO

Idaho State Board of Education
http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/priv_col_univ/student_complaint.asp

ILLINOIS

Illinois Board of Higher Education
http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/consumerinfo/complaint.htm

INDIANA

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
http://www.in.gov/che/2744.htm

IOWA

Iowa Student Aid Commission
http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/constituentrequest.asp

KANSAS

Kansas Board of Regents
http://www.kansasregents.org/private_postsecondary_complaint_process

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
http://cpe.ky.gov/policies/academicpolicies/faqs-students.htm

LOUISIANA

Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Section
http://www.ag.state.la.us/Article.aspx?articleID=36&catID=0

MAINE

Maine Department of Education
http://www.maine.gov/doe/contact/

MARYLAND

Maryland Higher Education Commission
http://mhec.maryland.gov/highered/acadaff/mhecstudentcomplaintprocess.pdfPDF

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
http://www.mass.edu/forstudents/complaints/complaintprocess.asp

MICHIGAN

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
http://www.michiganps.net/complaint.aspx

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1078

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/mcca/

MISSOURI

Missouri Department of Higher Education
http://dhe.mo.gov/contactus.php

MONTANA

Montana University System
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
http://mus.edu/MUS-Statement-of-Complaint-Process.asp

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
http://www.ago.ne.gov/consumer_protection

NEVADA

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
http://www.cpe.state.nv.us/CPE%20Complaint%20Info.htm

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Division of Higher Education
Higher Education Commission
http://www.education.nh.gov/highered/colleges/index.htm

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education
http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/
http://www.nj.gov/oag/ca/complaint/ocp.pdf

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Higher Education Department
http://hed.state.nm.us/Complaint_3.aspx

NEW YORK

New York State Education Department
Office of College and University Evaluation
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html

NORTH CAROLINA

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors
http://www.northcarolina.edu/aa_planning/licensure/resources.htm

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
http://www.ndus.edu/makers/procedures/ndus/default.asp?PID=465&SID=57

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

Office of the Attorney General
Administration Building
P.O. Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950-8907
670.664.2341

OHIO

Ohio Board of Regents
https://www.ohiohighered.org/contact-us

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
http://scr.ohio.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=%2bwaKHWPRAH8%3d&tabid=68

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
http://www.okhighered.org/current-college-students/complaints.shtml

OREGON

Office of Degree Authorization
http://oregonstudentaid.gov/contact-oda.aspx

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/institution_types/8713/
higher_education_institutions/1009222

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
http://www.ce.pr.gov/

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
http://www.ribghe.org/8a1031912.pdfPDF

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
http://www.che.sc.gov/AcademicAffairs/License/Complaint_procedures_and_form.pdfPDF

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Office of Attorney General
Division of Consumer Protection
http://atg.sd.gov/Consumers/HandlingComplaints/ConsumerComplaintForm.aspx

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Division of Postsecondary School Authorization
http://www.tn.gov/thec/Divisions/LRA/PostsecondaryAuth/Complaint Form.rtf

TEXAS

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=051F93F5-03D4-9CCE-40FA9F46F2CD3C9D

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education
http://www.vide.vi/pages/contact-us-62

UTAH

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/complaints/index.html

VERMONT

Vermont State Board of Education
http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_sped/policy/dispute_resolution.html

VIRGINIA

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
http://www.schev.edu/forms/StudentComplaintInformation.pdfPDF

WASHINGTON

Washington Student Achievement Council
http://www.wsac.wa.gov/WashingtonInstitutions/ProtectingConsumers

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
http://wvhepcnew.wvnet.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=224

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
http://eab.state.wi.us/resources/complaint.asp

WYOMING

Wyoming Department of Education
http://edu.wyoming.gov/

Rights to Change Requirements

Neither the Capella University catalog, nor any of the information and requirements contained therein constitute a contract or create any contractual commitments between Capella University and any student, any prospective student, or any third party. The information and program requirements contained in this Capella University catalog are regularly updated and are subject to change without notice. All updates to the catalog will be posted on Capella's Web site.

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Annual Security Report

Federal regulations require Capella to provide all current and prospective learners and employees an Annual Crime ReportPDF which contains crime statistics for the previous three calendar years as well as various policies, procedures, and program disclosures related to safety and security.  A printed copy of this report is available upon request by contacting safetyandsecurity@capella.edu

Campus Crime PolicyPDF

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