Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) is a pioneer in developing high-quality, online degree programs for adults. It has experienced significant growth since its 1991 inception by focusing on academic quality and learner success in the growing market for online, post-secondary education. Capella's academic programs are delivered through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capella University, an accredited online academic institution. The university is known for its rigorous curricula that combine strong academic content and real-world practicality, presented in a flexible, online format geared for adult students. Capella also offers educational programming through Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications; and owns an innovative startup company called Sophia (http://www.sophia.org) - a social teaching and learning platform that integrates education with technology.
Capella University currently offers 43 undergraduate and graduate degree programs with 145 specializations and 1,670 courses. Approximately 35,000 students are currently enrolled, representing all 50 states and 61 countries. Although they range in age from 19 to 89, most Capella students are working adults, and about 70 percent are pursuing master's or doctoral degrees.