Accreditation is an important credential to look for when choosing a university because it is an assurance to you and the public that an institution meets or exceeds standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, student services, and fiscal stability.
Types of Accreditation
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.
In addition to our regional accreditation, Capella has achieved specialized and program-specific accreditation recognizing the quality and legitimacy of our degree programs.
The program is part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE-accredited programs are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the preparation of P-12 teachers and other professional school personnel. Graduates of these programs are highly regarded by many school districts, licensing authorities, and teaching professionals.
Minnesota Board of School Administrators (MNBOSA). Capella University's EdS/PhD in Leadership in Educational Administration and PhD in Special Education Leadership programs are in compliance with all requirements of Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapter 3512.0200, 3512.0300, 3512.0400, 3512.0510; and are approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.
Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). Capella University’s MS in Educational Leadership – Building Level, EdS/PhD in Leadership in Educational Administration – Building Level, and EdS/PhD in Leadership in Educational Administration – District Level programs are nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.
Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC). Capella University’s EdS/PhD in Leadership in Educational Administration – Building Level has developmental provisional approval of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Why Accreditation Matters
Accreditation ensures that your degree is recognized by employers, professional associations, and other accredited institutions of higher education. Regional accreditation is especially critical for people who want to transfer credits from another accredited college or university. To understand which of your credits may transfer to Capella, please contact us.
To learn more, call 866.933.5974, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.