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Capella University

300 West Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV

Capella University is an accredited institution of higher learning that offers online education at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels including bachelor's, MBA / master's, and doctoral degrees.  Capella University also offers the Education Specialist (EdS) degree, and many professional certificates for working adults who wish to upgrade their career skills.

Capella University has been internationally recognized for the quality of its online education programs.  Capella has received accreditations, state approvals, certifications and many recognitions and designations.

Capella offers special resources and support programs for military veterans and their families.  The university has won several "top military-friendly university" awards.

Capella University Mission Statement:

The mission of Capella University is to extend access to high quality bachelor's, master's, 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.

History

In 1991, former CEO of Tonka Corporation, Stephen Shank, founded Capella University.  Shank felt traditional universities did not meet the needs of many working adults, and he envisioned a university that working people could attend conveniently from any location. Capella University initially offered online graduate degrees in management, education and human services.  Today Capella offers 44 undergraduate and graduate degrees in 136 areas of specialization.

Academics

Courses are offered throughout the year so that students may enroll in a program at any time, to fit their busy schedule.

Capella University students may choose from a variety of degree programs including business management, health care, higher education, capital management, information technology, K-12 education, mental health, public administration, and public safety, among others.

Colleges and Schools

Capella University offers more than 40 academic degree programs with 136 specializations, through its schools, which include:

  • School of Business and Technology
  • School of Education
  • School of Public Service Leadership
  • Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Undergraduate Studies

Student Life

Students can use "Capella Mobile," an iPhone application and mobile site that works on nearly all mobile devices, to access a Course Dashboard, degree plan, Capella News, financial aid alerts, contacts and more.

Community Life

Capella University faculty and staff participate in many annual events around the country, including academic, professional and community events.

Capella University faculty and staff also provide free live webinars to working professionals. These free web seminars aim to provide strategies for career advancement to working professionals.

Capella offers and online "Community Map" so students can connect to faculty and other students in a virtual "community."

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants Capella University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $14,000-$17,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $390 to $470 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$6,765
Receiving Student Loans50%$6,839
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Capella University may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2011)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2011)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2010)
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Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

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