of Capella University
Capella University was the inspiration of Stephen Shank, former
CEO of Tonka Corporation, who felt that many adults were under
served by traditional universities. He envisioned a high-quality
university that people could attend from any location.
In 1991, Shank established the corporate entity that would
become Capella Education Company. In 1993, Dr. Harold Abel,
an experienced leader in higher education and former president
of three universities, joined Shank to found The Graduate
School of America, now called Capella University. Originally,
the university offered online master's and doctoral degrees
in management, education, and human services.
Today, Capella University offers more than 760 online courses
and 16 undergraduate and graduate degree programs with 98
specialized areas of study. Capella learners, numbering nearly
18,000, include a diverse group of adults from all 50 states
and 56 countries countries.
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.
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