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 Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. The full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations is available here. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.
The following specializations* have been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC)
- BS in Business - Project Management
- BS in Information Technology - Project Management
- MBA - Project Management
- MS in Information Systems and Technology Management - Project Management
The PMI Global Accreditation Logo is a service mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.
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 866.933.5840, 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.