For the third consecutive year, Capella Education Company, a provider of exclusively online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), has been recognized as one of the Twin Cities "Best Places to Work" by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The award highlights Minnesota companies with great workplace practices whose operations are changing the business landscape. Capella earned this distinction by being one of the top-scoring businesses on the employee survey in the large company category.
"Our employees’ continued commitment to creating a supportive and engaging working environment is the reason Capella has received this award for the third consecutive year," commented Sally Chial, Capella Education Company’s Senior Vice President, Capella Experience. "That very same commitment to excellence is what has helped build Capella’s reputation as a university which provides high quality online education for working adults."
To be eligible for the award, companies must have an office with 10 or more employees in the 13-county Twin Cities metro area, or be a Minnesota-based company with at least 1,000 employees anywhere in the state. Employing more than 1,400 full-time Minnesota-based employees, Capella was one of 10 honored with the award in the large companies category. Over 40 percent of those employees completed an online survey, conducted by Quantum Market Research, which rated Capella’s work environment, day-to-day operations, personal growth and development opportunities, and how the company embraces innovations/new ideas. The Business Journal recognized companies with the award based on how their employees responded to the online survey.
Companies named "Best Places to Work" will be honored at an awards luncheon on August 26, 2010, and will be profiled in the Business Journal’s August 27 issue.
About Capella University
Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral online degree programs in the fields of business, counseling, education, human services, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 137 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. More than 38,000 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2010, from all 50 states and 52 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).