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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/03/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Capella University

Capella Tower, 225 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(888) 227-3552 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Scott Kinney, University President
Name change notes: The Graduate School of America to Capella University (1999)
HLC Institution ID: 2103
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 11/10/1995 - 06/30/1997
Accreditation Date(s): 07/01/1997

Summary of Commission Review

Accreditation notes: * Note on date of accreditation: In accordance with Commission policy, the effective date of accreditation is July 1, 1997, the date of graduation of the institution's first class.

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2014 - 2015
     • Action Letter (PDF)

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation:

Last Date of Information Change: 01/26/2015

Control: Private FP
Degrees Awarded (details below): Bachelors, Doctors, Masters, Specialist, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/07/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 1,624   7,126
Graduate: 965   25,346
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   0  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/07/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 0   0
Bachelors Degrees 5   1,030
Masters Degrees 20   4,181
Specialist Degrees 1   59
Doctoral Degrees 17   1,189
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/07/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 29   592

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: )

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.