Capella University Opens Its First Brick-and-Mortar Campus Center

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Capella University, an online higher education institution serving working adults, celebrated the grand opening of its first-ever Campus Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This marks the first time the University will have a brick-and-mortar presence, and the Campus Center will aim to provide in-person administrative resources for local learners.

Located at 805 Peachtree St. NE, the new Campus Center will provide learners access to enrollment counselors, academic advisors and study spaces to collaborate.

“Contemporary learners juggle multiple responsibilities while pursuing a degree, including family and work responsibilities. Capella is committed to providing a flexible education with personalized support to help them succeed,” said Dick Senese, president of Capella University. “While our learners will continue to take classes exclusively online, our new Atlanta Campus Center will offer in-person resources unique to most online education programs.”

Capella offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as many certificate options, that span over 50 programs and 132 specializations. The University is one of only a few in the country that offers a competency-based learning format paired with a direct assessment model (called FlexPath), in which learners have the flexibility to learn on their own time and schedule.

Capella also offers a GuidedPath option, a more structured learning format, which features weekly preset deadlines and group discussions.

Atlanta has a large population of Capella learners, making it an ideal location for a Campus Center. “Our goal is for the new Campus Center to serve as a networking hub for Capella learners and alumni in Atlanta and enhance their overall education and work experience,” said Senese.