Reshaping higher education to fit your life

Why choose Capella?

Twenty-five years ago, our founders understood that working professionals not only are juggling it all—a full-time job, full-time family, and a very full schedule—but they also have an unparalleled drive to better themselves.

Our founders recognized that technology had the potential to provide a quality education for ambitious adult students. The result was Capella, an award-winning online university with accredited programs that can help you reach your goals. On your terms. Learn more about our mission and leadership.

At a Glance

  • Established 1993
  • 38,000+ current students
  • Student’s average age: 39
  • 53 degree programs
  • 2 online learning formats

Two ways to learn online. One revolutionary education.

Our original learning format gives you a flexible yet structured way to earn your degree, with weekly pre-set deadlines and group discussions.

Our self-paced learning format truly puts your education in your hands, allowing you to finish a course and move on to the next when you’re ready.

This degree escalated my career and prepared me for my current role, which is a manager of outbound sales. More than anything, the online MBA improved my communication skills, which is an essential part of my job.

Amber Appel Capella Alumna
Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in our promotional materials.

Gain the skills to succeed in your field

At Capella, it’s about more than just getting good grades. It’s about learning what you need to know to advance your career. It’s why our academic team is focused on crafting a curriculum that teaches you skills to help you succeed. They follow trends and shifts in your industry to design our coursework—so you get an education designed to help you thrive.

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Our accreditations

Your degree should be relevant, recognized, and respected. As an accredited online university, we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, student services, and fiscal stability.

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Personalized support at every step

From the first conversations with an enrollment counselor to graduation day, we provide each and every Capella student with a dedicated support team of faculty, advisors, and mentors, just for them.

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Your faculty

Distinguished. Credentialed. Friendly. We think all three are equally as important when it comes to our faculty. Oh, and many are scholar-practitioners, teaching you with the skills to get ahead.

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A community of students just like you

You may never find yourself in a crowded classroom, but when you log in, you join a community of thousands of students. Join student groups, participate in class discussions, plan a local meet-up, or converse by email with fellow classmates. With the click of a button.

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Happy Grads

92% of alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.*

Capella Alumni

94% of alumni agree Capella provided the flexibility they needed to pursue their degree.*

*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2020-2021

Take the next step

Picture yourself in a cap and gown, ready to take on what’s ahead. Get started on your journey now by connecting with an enrollment counselor. See how Capella may be a good fit for you, and start the application process.