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Capella Tower

9th Floor

225 South Sixth Street

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Phone: 888-227-3552


Capella Education Company operates as an online postsecondary education services company. The company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include the following: Capella University offers various doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s programs, primarily for working adults, in various markets, such as public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, business and technology, education, and undergraduate studies. The company focuses on master's and doctoral degrees, with 72% of its learners enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program. The company’s academic offerings are built with competency-based curricula and are delivered in an online format that is convenient and flexible. The company designs its offerings to help working adult learners develop specific competencies they could employ in their workplace. The company supports and engages with its learners throughout their programs to improve their prospects for program completion. As of December 31, 2015, the company offered approximately 1,840 online courses and 48 academic programs with 163 specializations to approximately 37,000 learners. Arden University, Ltd. (Arden University) is an independent provider of the United Kingdom (U.K.) university distance learning qualifications that markets, develops, and delivers programs worldwide through its offices and partners across Asia, North America, Africa and Europe. Arden University's online distance learning offerings span from degree-entry programs to doctoral level programs and are offered in various disciplines, including business, management, psychology, law, and computing. Arden University received confirmation in 2015 that it met the criteria for university title in the U.K. and could begin operating as Arden University. It has begun developing its own U.K. degrees, and expects to offer them later in 2016. Arden University provides access to the international higher education market, with a presence in the U.K. and certain other countries. In February 2016, the company announced its intention to divest Arden University and has begun a process to do so. Sophia Learning, LLC is a learning platform leveraging technology to support self-paced learning, including credits eligible for transfer to approximately 2,000 college and universities. Capella Learning Solutions provides online non-degree, high-demand, job-ready skills, training solutions and services to individuals and corporate partners, which are delivered through Capella's learning platform. Capella University Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the Secretary of the Department of Education as a reliable indicator of educational quality. Accreditation by a recognized accrediting agency is required for an institution to become and remain eligible to participate in Title IV programs. Curricula The company’s program offerings cover six markets, such as public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, social and behavioral services, business and technology, education and undergraduate studies. As of December 31, 2015, the company offered 48 academic programs with 163 specializations within various markets, such as public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, business and technology, undergraduate studies, and education. The company offers new learners in most programs the flexibility to begin the first course in their program of study at the beginning of any month. The company’s online format provides a digital record of learner interactions for the course instructor to assess learners’ levels of engagement and demonstration of required competencies. The course design also includes assessment of course competencies. The primary exception to the company’s online format is for doctoral learners and for certain master’s degree candidates pursuing professional licenses. These learners participate in periodic residential colloquia, year-in-residencies, and supervised practica and internships as a complement to their courses. The company a


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