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Capella is a pioneering online university dedicated to exceptional learning outcomes that drive professional growth. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we’ve been transforming higher education to support working adults for nearly three decades. Each of our competency-based programs is designed to build authentic skills and knowledge that make a positive impact on individuals, organizations and the world.
The mission of Capella University is to extend access to high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. This mission is fulfilled through innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of adult learners and involve active, engaging, challenging and relevant learning experiences offered in a variety of delivery modes.
Capella University believes that a diverse learning community is vital to achieving our mission of extending access to higher education. We believe that attracting, engaging, and supporting diverse learners, faculty, and staff strengthens our university. Capella values human potential and is committed to being an inclusive and culturally competent institution. Capella strives to promote equity within and beyond our community through intentional actions and the transformative exchange of ideas.
The executive leaders, deans and board of trustees at Capella University represent a wealth of experience in higher education and are united in their commitment to professionally relevant programs that fit the way people live today. Meet our leadership team.
A leader in online education since 1993, we’re experienced in learning that works for busy people. Our programs are professionally aligned to help students meet current and future challenges in a chosen field. And Capella is proud to hold institutional and specialized accreditations that affirm the quality of faculty, curriculum, student services and fiscal stability.
Capella offers 46 different degree programs, 110 specializations and over 2,010 courses.
A wide range of professional certificates are available to help students build their professional acumen.
Working professionals can grow their expertise with individual courses in business, nursing, counseling, psychology and more.
A structured learning format for students who prefer fixed schedules with active guidance from faculty and peers.
A self-paced learning format that gives students flexibility to set their own deadlines and learn on demand.
With AMP, bachelor’s students in select fields can get an early start on a future master’s program.
High-performing undergraduates can enhance their skills and gain real-world experience through exclusive honors coursework.
We help students fund the cost of tuition through scholarships that aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.
Students are assessed by how well they apply knowledge of key competencies.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
For over 20 years, we’ve made it our goal to provide working professionals with a flexible way to earn a degree. In addition to our accreditations, Capella University has received numerous awards and recognitions.