SOPHIA and Capella University

Together, Capella University and SOPHIA are about new and innovative ways to help teachers make a greater difference in education. Through innovative teaching and learning resources, and recognized and respected advanced degree programs, SOPHIA and Capella provide opportunities for teachers to be more effective and students to be more successful.

About Capella University

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Capella is an accredited, online university and national leader in online education. Through our programs, working adults develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to make a difference in their lives, work, and communities. For example, our NCATE-accredited School of Education offers degree programs at the master's, specialist and doctoral levels to help educators increase their effectiveness and support student success.



SOPHIA shares Capella's drive to help educators and students succeed. With online academic tools to enhance learning, SOPHIA empowers students and teachers by:

  • Offering more than 25,000 free tutorials created by hundreds of teachers and experts. Because tutorials are taught in a variety of ways, students can learn in a way that fits their individual learning styles.

  • Serving as a platform for education innovation, specifically the flipped classroom. The flipped classroom model encourages teachers to develop tutorials for students to watch as homework, freeing up valuable classroom time for more individualized, interactive learning in class. Teachers can become Flipped Classroom Certified with SOPHIA's free certification program.

  • Providing a path to a lower-cost college degree through the SOPHIA Pathways for College Credit program. SOPHIA's online pathways correspond with Capella general education requirements for bachelor's programs, and are a fraction of the cost of traditional college courses.

Accreditation: Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),

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Sophia Learning and Capella University are subsidiaries of Capella Education Company.