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Program Accreditations

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.

Our MS in Information Systems and Technology Management, Project Management specialization is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC).

The PMI Global Accreditation Logo is a service mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

*The FlexPath format is not accredited by PMI-GAC.

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.