Legal & Regulatory Information
- Transferability of Capella Credits
- State Operating License/Registration
- Rights to Change Requirements
- Student Complaint Contact Information
- Crime Statement
In compliance with the Campus Security Act of 1990, a campus crime report has been submitted to the Department of Education.
Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.
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Transferability of Capella Credits
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State Operating License/Registration
Capella University is licensed, registered, or certified in the following states:
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
100 North Union Street
P. O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
P. O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
The Leadership in Educational Administration and School Psychology specializations are approved by the Arizona Department of Education.
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington, Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
114 E. Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201-3918
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
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E. Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084-4113
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 E. Adams St., Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1418
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY 40601-8204
The School of Education specializations for K&ndash/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
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.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
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. Registration does not mean that credits earned at the institution can be transferred to all other institutions.
Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
1820 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 111
Las Vegas, NV 89104
University of North Carolina Board of Governors
University of North Carolina Office of the President
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
The following degree programs are licensed by the North Carolina Board of Governors: Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Human Services, Master of Science in Psychology. Capella University is authorized to conduct postsecondary activity in North Carolina for these 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
North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
State Capitol 15th Floor
600 E. Blvd. Ave., Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
Ohio Board of Regents
30 E. Broad St., 36th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
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 Organization and Management, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Human Services, and the Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and General Psychology specializations in the Master of Science in Psychology.
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
35 E. Gay St., Suite 403
Columbus, OH 43215-3138
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
Capella University has been granted a Certificate of Authority for marketing and recruitment purposes only in Pennsylvania.
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1333 Main St., Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
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
Capella University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed completion information on the programs offered by Capella, please visit www.state.tn.us/thec/ and click on "Authorized Institutions Data" button.
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Capella University is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree Authorization Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Capella University to advertise and recruit for the following degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Business; Bachelor of Science in Information Technology; Bachelor of Science in Public Safety; Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in Education; Master of Science in Human Resource Management; Master of Science in Human Services; Master of Science in Information Technology; Master of Science in Organizational Development; Master of Science in Organization and Management; Master of Science in Psychology; Master of Science in Public Health; Master of Science in Public Safety; Education Specialist; Doctor of Education; Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision; Doctor of Philosophy in Education; Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services; Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology; Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management; Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology; Doctor of Philosophy in Public Safety; and Doctor of Psychology. Authorization by the HECB does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the at or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB at P. O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.
Prior to enrollment, Washington state learners are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine teacher certification or endorsement requirements, and contact their school district regarding qualifications for salary advancement.
Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
30 W. Mifflin St., Ninth Floor
Madison, WI 53707-8696
Wyoming Department of Education
Hathaway Building, Second Floor
2300 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
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 Policy 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
- American Samoa
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- Northern Mariana Islands
Mr. Edward T. Buckingham
P.O. Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950-8907
- Puerto Rico
Dr. Máximo J. Cerame Vivas
President, Puerto Rico Higher Education Board
Ave. Ponce de LeÓ n 268, Suite 1500
San Juan, PR 00918
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- Texas (see page 3)
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
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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In accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, Capella University makes available to all learners and employees the Campus Crime Statistics Report as submitted to the Department of Education and the Campus Crime Policy that has been adopted.
Download and view the Annual Crime Report.
The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible to the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other related matters.
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