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Capella University

Capella University was the inspiration of Stephen Shank, former CEO of Tonka Corporation, who felt that many adults were underserved 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 1,670 online courses and 43 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 145 specialized areas of study. Capella's nearly 35,000 learners include a diverse group of adults from all 50 states and 59 countries.

Discover a fresh and compelling take on higher learning. Capella University's mission is to extend access to high quality doctoral, bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs to adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. We do this with flexible, online degree programs that are regionally and professionally accredited, challenging to our students, and highly relevant to employers. ### Capella helps create new opportunities. Not only can you change your life, you can make a difference in the lives of others. ### Capella programs can ignite a desire to help others and inspire a commitment to strengthen communities.

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