Accreditation by CACREP, which is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), provides recognition that the content and quality of an educational program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the profession.
CACREP accreditation provides students who are researching an educational institution with the following:
- Recognition that the program has been evaluated and meets or exceeds national standards.
- Knowledge that graduates have met the majority of prerequisites for credentialing and are ready for entry into professional practice.
- Understanding that the focus of the program will be on professional counseling, not psychology, education or other helping professions.
“We are committed to providing our learners with the highest quality programs as evidenced by our CACREP accreditation of these three counselor education programs. Our faculty, academic leadership, and support staff work together to help our learners achieve their goals so they can make a difference in the lives of others in their communities,” said Anna Hultquist, PhD, LMFT, CFLE, Capella’s Dean for the Counseling Programs.
Capella’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program first received CACREP accreditation in 2003, and was followed by the Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program in 2005 and the School Counseling program in 2009. In January of 2013 the eight-year accreditation of all three programs was granted under CACREP’s 2009 standards for the following program areas: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling; and School Counseling.
As of Sept. 30, 2012, nearly 35,000 students were pursuing an online degree at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.
About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently 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 148 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 22 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 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).
* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and
is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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