Minneapolis, MN, February 9, 2006 — Capella University, an accredited online university that pioneered online education, will host its 10th commencement ceremony in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006. The event will be held at the Heritage Forum and will feature Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Cookies, as the keynote speaker. More than 230 bachelor's, master's and PhD degree candidates will take part in the ceremony.

“We are very proud of our learners,” said Michael J. Offerman, president of Capella University. “Each of our learners who have earned a degree online have shown the value of online education. Their achievements and respect within their fields are testimony to their drive and determination.”

For those who cannot attend the commencement in person, Capella is broadcasting the event live via a Web cast. Capella's next commencement ceremony will be held Aug. 12, 2006, in Minneapolis, Minn.

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, as well as a Bachelor of Science online degree program with 11 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 14,500 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. Capella 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.