Earn in-demand industry certifications while earning your IT bachelor’s degree—at no additional cost.
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.
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.
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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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, http://www.abet.org. 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.
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.
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 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.
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.