YWCA USA Begins Education Partnership with Capella University, an Accredited Online University Alliance with the online university offers reduced tuition to YWCA staff and volunteers nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Capella University (www.capella.edu) and YWCA USA today announced an education partnership that gives YWCA employees, volunteers and their immediate families* reduced tuition toward earning a degree online through Capella. Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults. The YWCA is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

"The YWCA is excited to partner with Capella University," said Gloria Lau, YWCA CEO. "The YWCA firmly believes in the power of education. We are pleased to be able to offer our staff, volunteers, and their families new educational opportunities that can help them advance professionally and grow personally." The YWCA encourages its staff members to develop their skills, engage in lifelong learning, and pursue advanced career opportunities. This focus is aligned with Capella's mission of extending access to high quality online degree programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. More than 38,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella University, with 30 percent enrolled in Capella's doctoral degree programs, and 48 percent enrolled in Capella's master's degree programs.

Visit the Capella University and YWCA personal partnership page for more information: www.capella.edu/ywca.

*In accordance with state regulations, the tuition discount is not available to Florida residents' family members About YWCA USA YWCA USA is a national not-for-profit membership organization that provides social service, advocacy, education and leadership development. It is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Established in the United States in 1858, the YWCA is the oldest and largest national women's organization. Through its nearly 300 affiliated local YWCAs and its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the YWCA serves 2.5 million women and girls each year. Globally, the YWCA USA is a member of World YWCA, which has affiliates in 103 countries that serve 25 million women and girls worldwide.

About Capella University Capella University (www.capella.edu) is an accredited*, fully online university that has built its reputation by providing quality education for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's, specialist, or doctoral degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, and public safety. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, public administration, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 136 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. More than 38,000 learners were enrolled as of September 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).

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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.

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