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Capella University

Undergraduate School

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225 S. 6th St., 9th Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
(866) 796-6651
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School Information
"Capella University was born out of a belief that quality higher education should be broadly accessible to working adults. For the past 20 years, Capella has lived up to this founding ideal by developing a truly innovative approach to education that extends access to a larger population of students" (Source: Capella University has a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1 with over 10,000 undergraduates, with a little under 2,000 being full time students. Capella is an online university offering 49 majors.
General Information
Capella University is unique in that its campus presence is primarily online. Capella has partnered with Strayer University to create the Hub for Help initiative, which provides resources surrounding a variety of areas in the realms of education and work. The initiative is committed to to encouraging discussions of race and inequality. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • In the 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Statement, Capella states that "We believe that attracting, engaging, and supporting diverse learners, faculty, and staff strengthens our university. Capella values human potential and is committed to being an inclusive and culturally competent institution."
  • Capella's Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Engagement, and Academic Success, Andriel Dees, made a statement reaffirming Capella's commitment to diversity. Capella is dedicated in "hiring and supporting a diverse faculty and staff."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program requires the course SWK 8055 (see below). This is a course that delivers Critical Race Theory instruction.
  • The Master of Science in School counseling has a requirement minimum in "counseling skills, intervention, assessment, diversity, culture, and ethics. The same is true for the Addiction Studies program.
  • The Master of Education (MEd) program in Teaching and Learning requires that students take 2 "cultural competency/diversity courses."
  • The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning degree program requires students to complete one of two selected diversity courses.
  • Hub for Help is committed to "addressing societal injustice across the nation" in addition to “expanding the social justice work already being done in our community and exploring additional opportunities to encourage social change."
  • Hub for Help has compiled multimedia resources of articles, texts, podcasts, centers, and foundations. Hub for Help's mission is "expanding the social justice work already being done in our community and exploring additional opportunities to encourage social change."
Symbolic Actions
  • Capella stated in a university written blog post that "The impact of an organizational culture of DEI extends to all aspects of a health care organization."
Last updated July 27th, 2022
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