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Industry Certifications and a Degree

Earn in-demand industry certifications while earning your IT bachelor’s degree—at no additional cost.

New FlexPath Option: IT Project Management

Now you can earn your IT Project Management degree using our revolutionary learning format. You'll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as you would in our GuidedPath learning format, only in a more efficient, more personalized way.

Earn Credit for Your Knowledge

The knowledge you gained for your IT certifications — including CISSP®, CISA®, CISM®, PMP® and more — can help you earn college credit toward a Capella bachelor’s IT program, saving you time and up to $17,730.

Ways to Save

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees. Check with your HR department to see if you are eligible.

In 2011, the median annual salary for people with a bachelor's degree was $16,000 more than those with only some college education.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Accredited. Respected.

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


Capella's BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, ABET accreditation is a key indicator of Capella's dedication to educational quality that prepares our graduates for entry or advancement in the IT profession.

The Project Management Institute (PMI® Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC) has accredited Capella's BS in Information Technology and MS in Information Systems and Technology Management Project Management specializations as well as its Combined BS/MS in IT option.

The PMI Global Accreditation Logo is a service mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Students will experience practical, hands-on learning designed around best practices in a safe, interactive virtual lab environment. This virtual platform allows students to develop skills by practicing with tools used in the industry.

We Stay in Touch with Your Profession

We work closely with employers in your field to design an Information Technology degree that's not only current, but also teaches skills and insights you can apply immediately — your first day on the job.

This is why so many employers report that they love hiring Capella graduates. They know their field and have the practical skills needed to do the job right away. An IT degree from Capella not only helps build your confidence, but also gives you a competitive edge in the job market.

Our designations by the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Project Management Institute, and accreditation by ABET are highly regarded within their industries.

FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

For select programs Capella also offers a self-paced learning option called FlexPath. FlexPath allows you to complete your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates. For many students FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control and the potential to save time and money.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

Most of Capella's faculty in the school of Business & Technology hold doctorates. They have deep teaching experience and bring real-world expertise to the course room, with many holding current positions in small businesses, government, non-profit, consulting, and higher education. Many of our faculty are industry leaders at organizations such as IBM, Microsoft and Vulcan Systems. In addition, numerous IT faculty members have published journal articles and books.

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.