Capella University Partners with Noel-Levitz to Offer New Post-Master’s Certificate in Enrollment Management

February 23, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, February 23, 2007 — Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* fully online university based in Minneapolis, Minn., announced today that its School of Education will offer a new post-master’s certificate in enrollment management. The online program will be offered in association with Noel-Levitz, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education recruitment and retention. Graduates of the program will receive aCapella
University certificate, as well as a professional certificate in enrollment management from Noel-Levitz. Capella also offers a master’s degree in education with a specialization in enrollment management, which is currently the only master’s program that leads to professional certification by Noel-Levitz.  

The relatively new field of enrollment management has become increasingly important to higher education institutions faced with a growing reliance on tuition as a source of funding, due to increased costs of higher education, declining public support, and increased competition. As a result, enrollment management skills are now considered core competencies for a wide range of higher education administrator positions, an area in which the number of job openings is expected to grow by more than 21 percent between 2004 and 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  “Ten years ago, you hardly ever saw higher education job postings calling for enrollment management skills,” said Edward Gould, EdD, faculty director for Capella’sSchool of
Education. “Today, if you look at The Chronicle of Higher Education’s listings of professional and administration positions, you find enrollment management skills requested at almost every level up to vice chancellor. We saw that demand two years ago when we launched our master’s degree specialization in enrollment management. We’ve since had many of our PhD learners in higher education ask for an enrollment management program, and our partner Noel-Levitz has received similar inquiries. We worked with them to develop the post-master’s certificate in enrollment management to respond to those needs.”

 Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its post-master’s certificate in enrollment management. For more information, please call 1-888-CAPELLA
(227-3552) option 3, or e-mail info@capella.edu. Review of this certificate program is pending in the following states: AZ, FL, OH, and WA. Please contact an enrollment director for additional information regarding this program.
 

About Noel-Levitz
Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education student recruitment, financial aid, predictive modeling, student retention, market research, publications and Web development. Since 1973, Noel-Levitz has partnered with more than 1,800 colleges and universities throughout
North America. Noel-Levitz has offices in Denver, Iowa City, and
Braintree, Mass., and is a Sallie Mae company. For more information, visit http://www.noellevitz.com.
 About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* fully 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 82 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves nearly 18,000 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth.
Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), 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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