MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capella Education Company, a provider of online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, has been named to the InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500. Capella is ranked in the top 200 for its industry-leading innovations, which include the FlexPath direct assessment model, Sophia Pathways for College Credit, and its competency-based learning approach and infrastructure.
"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country.
“Capella has long prided itself on its industry leading innovations in higher education, and the recognition of being named to the InformationWeek 500 list is greatly appreciated by all of Capella’s faculty and staff,” said Loren Brown, Capella’s chief information officer.
About Capella Education Company
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a leader in online education, primarily through our wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, a regionally accredited online university*. In addition, Capella Education Company offers online education through Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications; and owns Sophia, 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.
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is a regionally accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. As of June 30, 2013, about 70 percent of Capella students were enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 144 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 22 certificate programs. Approximately 36,000 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2013. For more information about Capella Education Company, please visit http://www.capellaeducation.com. For more information about Capella University, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).
* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and
is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.