Capella Education Company to Host Analyst and Investor Day on Nov. 29, 2012; Present at Upcoming Investor Conference

  Capella Education Company to Host Analyst and Investor Day on Nov. 29, 2012;
  Present at Upcoming Investor Conference

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- November 06, 2012

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA), a provider of online post-secondary
education, primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University,
today announced that it will host an Analyst and Investor Day on Thursday,
Nov. 29, 2012, in New York, NY, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. eastern time
(ET). This invitation-only event will include presentations by senior leaders
from across the company on Capella’s current position and vision for the
future. The event will be webcast live on the Capella Education Company web
site at www.capellaeducation.com. It will also be archived at
www.capellaeducation.com in the investor relations section for 60 days.

Capella Education Company also announced its participation in the following
investor conference, which will also be webcast live and archived at
www.capellaeducation.com in the investor relations section:

                                                  
Date           Conference                Time        Presenter
Nov. 14, 2012  J.P. Morgan Ultimate      2:45 PM ET  Steve Polacek, senior
                                                        vice
                Services Investor                       president and CFO
              Conference, New York, NY             
                                                        

About Capella Education Company

Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a leader in online education,
primarily through our wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, a regionally
accredited* online university. In addition, Capella Education Company offers
online education through Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an
independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning
qualifications. Capella Education Company also owns an innovative startup
company called Sophia (http://www.sophia.org) - a social teaching and learning
platform that integrates education with technology.

Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business,
counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human
resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit
management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public
health, public safety, and social work, and bachelor's degree programs in
business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety.
These academic programs are designed to meet the needs of working adults,
combining high quality, competency-based curricula with the convenience and
flexibility of an online learning format. Currently, Capella University offers
43 graduate and undergraduate degree programs with 148 specializations. Nearly
35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2012, with about 75 percent of
learners enrolled in graduate degree programs. For more information about
Capella Education Company, please visit http://www.capellaeducation.com. For
more information about Capella University, please visit http://www.capella.edu
or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

Resource Development International Ltd. partners with a number of the top 100
universities in the UK to develop, validate and deliver UK higher education
qualifications, predominantly through online courses. For more information,
visit http://www.rdi.co.uk.

Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social education platform that offers students
many ways to learn by making free, credible, academic content available to
anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The site offers tens of thousands of tutorials
created by hundreds of teachers and experts that are taught in a variety of
ways. The platform further enhances the learning process by offering quizzes,
assessing learning preferences and providing learning paths. For more
information, visit www.sophia.org.

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a
member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
http://www.ncahlc.org. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth
Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),
http://www.capella.edu.

Contact:

Capella Education Company
Investor Contact:
Heide Erickson, 612.977.5172
Heide.Erickson@capella.edu
or
Media Contact:
Mike Buttry, 612.977.5499
Mike.Buttry@capella.edu