Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) is a leader in online education and the parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited* online university, and Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications. Capella Education Company also owns an innovative startup company called Sophia (http://www.sophia.org) - a social teaching and learning platform that integrates education with technology.
Capella University, founded in 1993, offers graduate degree programs in the fields of business, counseling, education, health administration, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work, as well as bachelor's degree programs in the fields of business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. The university is exclusively online, and focuses on the needs of adult students who want a high-quality education they can pursue from any location. More than 34,989 students are currently enrolled, representing all 50 states and 59 countries. Seventy-six percent are pursuing master's or doctoral degrees.
Capella Education Company and Capella University are both headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and together employ more than 1,250 administrative staff and more than 1,600 faculty members.
Resource Development International Ltd. partners with a number of the top 100 universities in the UK to develop, validate and deliver UK higher education qualifications, predominantly through online courses.
Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social education platform that offers students many ways to learn by making free, credible, academic content available to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The site offers tens of thousands of tutorials created by hundreds of teachers and experts that are taught in a variety of ways. The platform further enhances the learning process by offering quizzes, assessing learning preferences and providing learning paths