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Your fullest potential is closer than you think

One of our main goals is to help you reach your career ambitions. No wasted time. No wasted effort. No wasted money. Your education is centered around you—and only the skills and knowledge that can help you move your career forward.

Competency-based education explained in 2 minutes

We're 100% competency based, which means:


Every assignment has a purpose and is connected to academic and professional standards. You'll be challenged to think differently and apply what you learn in the courseroom to the work you do every day in your career.


Your program's curriculum is built by experts in your profession. We start with input from respected employers, professional associations, state licensing boards, and professional and regional accreditors to pinpoint the most desired skills and knowledge in your field. 


72% of our alumni agree or strongly agree that their career is positively impacted by a Capella degree.

Source: Gallup research study, 2016

See what’s unique about our assessment style

We assess learning in a way that connects adult learners to their career goals. We prioritize your mastery of specific competencies that you can apply directly to your job.

Watch a video of Capella students and faculty explaining how we assess online learning.

Online Education. Two ways.

We know each of us thrives in different environments, which is why we offer two quality, competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath and FlexPath—that are flexible, affordable, and supportive.

Follow our lead

We'll set the weekly coursework schedule, you meet the deadlines


The familiar way to pay for your tuition with price varying by courseload or term, you pay for what you take

Interactive setting

Online discussions with faculty and classmates, plus regular advisor check-ins


Set your own deadlines, move through courses at your own speed

Pace determines price

Complete all the courses you can, up to two at a time simultaneously, and pay one flat tuition fee every 12 weeks*

*Books, supplies and other fees may apply.

1:1 engagement

Get learning support from tutors, detailed feedback from faculty, personalized planning from coaches

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