Board of Directors
The board of directors provides oversight and guidance regarding Capella University's policies and programs.
Capella University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and is an approved institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
As an approved SARA participant, Capella complies with established standards for offering postsecondary distance education courses and programs among SARA member states, districts, and territories. SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.
Capella is authorized to operate in all SARA member states (http://www.nc-sara.org/content/sara-state-status), and is registered, authorized, certified, or otherwise not subject to approval in all states not currently participating in SARA. Capella has obtained state-specific regulatory approval to operate in states that require such authorization:
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
The following offerings are approved by the Arizona Department of Education: PsyD in School Psychology, MS in School Counseling, PhD in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration specialization, MS in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration specialization, MS in Psychology, School Psychology specialization.
Florida Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY 40601-8204
The School of Education specializations for P–12 teachers may not be recognized by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education (SARA-member state)
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
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.
Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC)
Capella University is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in the state of Washington for DNP and MSN programs. For more information go to this website link: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/NursingPrograms.aspx
Capella University’s Learner Grievance Policy provides a structured process for resolving problems, complaints, or grievances relating to the execution of institutional policies or procedures. Students 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 University is an approved institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Students whose complaints are not otherwise resolved through Capella’s internal grievance process, and who reside in a SARA member-state (http://www.nc-sara.org/content/sara-state-status) may appeal their complaint to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (which oversees SARA institutions in Minnesota) for review after exhausting Capella’s internal grievance process. Note: Nothing precludes the state where the student is located from also working to help resolve a student’s complaint.
Students whose complaints are not otherwise resolved through Capella’s internal grievance process, and who do not reside in a SARA state may file a complaint with the appropriate agency in the student’s state of residence.
See below for contact information for Capella's regional accreditor and all states and U.S. territories where complaints may be filed. Note: Links to external websites are not maintained by Capella University. Information may change without Capella's knowledge.
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: 800.621.7440 or 312.263.0456
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
American Samoa Department of Education
Arizona SARA Council
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Connecticut Office of Higher Education
Delaware Department of Education, Higher Education Office
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Education Licensure Commission
Florida Department of Education, Commission on Independent Education
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
Guam Department of Education
Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program
Idaho State Board of Education
Illinois Board of Higher Education
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Iowa Student Aid Commission
Kansas Board of Regents
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Louisiana Board of Regents
Maine Department of Higher Education
Maryland Higher Education Commission
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Montana University System, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Nevada System of Higher Education
New Hampshire Department of Higher Education, Higher Education Commission
New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education
New Mexico Higher Education Department
New York State Education Department, Office of College and University Evaluation
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors
North Dakota University System
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Commissioner of Education
Ohio Department of Higher Education
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
SD Board of Regents
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Division of Postsecondary School Authorization
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education
Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Vermont Agency of Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Washington Student Achievement Council
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
Wyoming Community College Commission
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.
Federal regulations require Capella to provide all current and prospective learners and employees the 2015 Annual Security Report PDF 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 email@example.com.