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Gain the Skills Most Valued in Health Care

Capella's degree programs are closely aligned to professional standards to ensure you gain the same skills and knowledge as the top performers in your field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can immediately use today.

80PERCENT

More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their career.CULES, 2010

We Are Professionally-Aligned

Hundreds of health care organizations — including hospitals, clinics and care centers — are aligned with Capella as an education partner. These employers recognize Capella degree programs are designed for on-the-job impact.

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Capella: An Accredited University

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

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.

Source

Between 2010 and 2020 there will be 5.6 million job openings in health care occupations.

Georgetown University-Center on Education and the Workforce. Study Title: Healthcare, June 2012. (pg 12)

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Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

Our health care faculty have served as leaders of regional, national and international organizations including major hospitals, care providers, pharmaceutical companies, public health organizations, and Veterans Administration.

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Capella Celebrates 20 Years

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8 Ways to Save

  • 1

    Start Now, Save up to $5,000

    Nurses who hold an RN license and start their program between July and September 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive a grant ($1,500 for certificate programs, $3,000 for bachelor's programs, $4,000 for master's programs, $5,000 for doctoral programs).

  • 2

    Start Now, Save $8,000

    To be eligible for the Bachelor's Completion Grant, you must start your Bachelor of Science degree program at Capella University by September 8, 2014, pass your first course, and carry at least 7 credits in each subsequent quarter of the grant period.

  • 3

    Transfer Credits

    Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits.

  • 4

    15% Military Discount

    Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 15% tuition discount off bachelor's programs.

  • 5

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

  • 6

    Employer & Association Discounts

    Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.

  • 7

    Credit for Real-World Experience

    You can earn credits through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process by demonstrating mastery of competencies, and may be eligible to earn credit for previous coursework, experience and learning.

  • 8

    Sophia Low-Cost Undergraduate Courses

    You can save time and money by choosing to take your general education required courses at our learning partner, Sophia Pathways, rather than at Capella. For example, fulfilling just two of your general education requirements would typically take 3 months and cost about $3,000. You could complete these same requirements at Sophia in under 60 days — for around $650.

Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime

At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.

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