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Capella Education Company (CPLA)

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Capella Education Company

Capella Tower
9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States

IndustryEducation & Training Services
Full Time Employees2,928

Key Executives

Mr. J. Kevin Gilligan BAChairman and Chief Exec. Officer2.62M1.35M62
Mr. Steven L. Polacek BSChief Financial Officer and Sr. VP1.2M729.1k57
Ms. Renee L. JacksonSr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.561.85kN/A50
Mr. Peter M. RamstadChief HR Officer and Sr. VP649.74kN/A60
Mr. Andrew E. WattSr. VP of Post-Secondary Education529.57k227.66k39
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Capella Education Company, through its subsidiaries, provides online postsecondary education and job-ready skills development services in the United States. Its Post-Secondary segment offers various doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s online programs for working adults in business and technology, education, nursing and health sciences, public service leadership, social and behavioral sciences, and undergraduate studies markets; and learning courses that are eligible for transfer into credit at approximately 2,000 colleges and universities. At December 31, 2016, it offered approximately 1,940 online courses and 53 academic programs with 153 specializations to approximately 38,000 learners. The company’s Job-Ready Skills segment provides online non-degree job-ready skills, training solutions, and services to individuals and corporate partners; software development program for women with placement and coaching services; and software coding education services. Capella Education Company also offers learner support services, which include academic services comprising new learner orientation, technical support, academic advisory and research, re-register reminder, writing, tutoring, and educational accommodation services, as well as operates an online portal, which provides academic and personal skills; administrative services, including online class registration and transcript requests; library services; financial aid counseling; and career counseling services. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate Governance

Capella Education Company’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of September 1, 2017 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 3; Shareholder Rights: 1; Compensation: 3.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.