Capella Education Company Announces Investor Conference Webcast Schedule for Third Quarter 2011

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA), a provider of online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, today announced that it will be presenting at the BMO Capital Markets Back to School Education Conference in New York, NY on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. eastern time (ET). Kevin Gilligan, chairman and chief executive officer, and Steve Polacek, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will be presenting at the conference.

The webcast of the presentation will be available on the Capella Education Company web site at www.capellaeducation.com. It will also be archived at www.capellaeducation.com in the investor relations section for 60 days.

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.

Capella University offers online graduate 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, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. These academic programs are designed to meet the needs of working adults, combining high quality, competency-based curricula with the convenience and flexibility of an online learning format. Currently, Capella University offers 43 graduate and undergraduate degree programs with 135 specializations. More than 38,000 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2011. 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).

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. For more information, please visit http://www.rdi.co.uk.
Capella Education Company is also an investor in an innovative startup company called Sophia (http://www.sophia.org) – a social teaching and learning platform that integrates education with technology.


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