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. Read the rest of this entry »

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MINNEAPOLIS, February 22, 2007 – Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* fully online university based in Minneapolis, Minn., today introduced new graduate and post-graduate educational offerings in public safety, IT, business, and education. Enrollment is now open for the programs, with classes beginning spring quarter 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, February 23, 2005 – Capella University, an accredited online university headquartered in Minneapolis, announced today it is partnering with higher education consulting firm Noel-Levitz to create a master's degree specialization in enrollment management. Available through the university's School of Education, the new specialization is designed to help graduate students develop and refine their knowledge of key enrollment-related principles and practices for higher-education leadership.

"In today's increasingly competitive higher-education environment, colleges and universities are placing greater emphasis on student retention, graduation rates, and recruitment — key elements of enrollment management," said Michael J. Offerman, president and CEO, Capella University. "By combining the expertise of Noel-Levitz with Capella University's education curriculum, we can provide current and aspiring higher education leaders with a program to help maximize their enrollment management skills."

In an environment of shifting enrollment patterns driven by demographic and generational changes nationwide, higher education leaders face increasing pressure to improve graduation rates, particularly as tuition continues to rise and students take longer to graduate. Capella University's enrollment management courses use Noel-Levitz's proprietary technology and statistical methodologies to help institutional leaders understand enrollment and retention patterns and create appropriate institutional strategies.

"Learning the latest in enrollment management skills and strategies to attract and retain students can help strengthen the ability of key leaders at today's colleges and universities," said Kevin Crockett, president and CEO, Noel-Levitz. "Armed with such insight, higher education professionals can better meet enrollment and accountability demands, resulting in effective and efficiently run universities."

With specialized course content based on the expertise of Noel-Levitz professionals, the new Capella University master's degree specialization provides graduates with the latest tools and strategies for enrollment management. Applicable immediately to real-world professional demands, the curriculum focuses on effective enrollment management, student retention, marketing strategies, technology applications and strategic enrollment planning.

Capella University's new enrollment management courses will open to Capella University students in July 2005 and be taught by expert course instructors mutually selected by Noel-Levitz and Capella University. Capella University students will also have the opportunity to attend Noel-Levitz seminars at various locations nationwide, complementing the university's online course format.

Successful graduates from Capella University master's specialization in enrollment management will also earn a Certification in Enrollment Management — a professional certificate issued by Noel-Levitz.

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 1,700 colleges and universities throughout North America. Noel-Levitz has offices in Denver, Iowa City, and Guelph, Ontario, and is a Sallie Mae company. For more information, visit www.noellevitz.com.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993 to serve working adults and employers, Capella University is an accredited* online academic institution. Capella University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology. The university currently serves more than 12,000 enrolled learners from all 50 states and more than 50 countries. Central to Capella's approach are achievement-oriented learners, expert faculty, and a university staff that is passionate about each individual's success. Today, 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 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, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.