Capella University Announces 10 New Higher Education Partnerships

August 17, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, August 17, 2006Capella University, an online university and leader in online education, today announces 10 new higher education partnerships with community colleges and state universities in eight different states. Capella offers its member colleges a seamless credit transfer and specially designed degree completion programs to ease students’ transition from a two-year college to a four-year degree program.

Capella has alliances with more than 25 percent of all United States community colleges as well as many state schools. The online university offers benefits to students, faculty and staff of member institutions, including tuition discount on Capella courses, no admission application fee, and smooth credit transfers to a Capella degree program.

“Capella University and it’s higher education partners know that the adult learner is seeking a quality education experience delivered in a manner convenient to today’s fast-paced lifestyle,” said Dr. Edward Gould, faculty director of higher education and corporate programs in the online university’s School of Education. “Capella’s fully online, accredited program offerings coupled with seamless transfer to upper division and graduate level programs are designed to meet the needs of adult learners affiliated with our partner schools to accomplish their educational, career and life goals.”

The new partnerships include Life University in Marietta, GA, Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH, Wayne County Community College District in Michigan, Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, AL, Huntington College in Knoxville, TN, International College in Naples, FL, Stark State College in North Canton, OH, Taylor Business Institute in New York City, Yuba Community College in Marysville, CA, and Zane State College in Zanesville, OH.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 76 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves more than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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