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Partnership Profile

Sophia and Capella University: Working together to build access, affordability and improved outcomes.

There’s a new reality in education. Not only are students increasingly unprepared for college, but rising costs and student debt levels are causing many to become discouraged and drop out before earning their degree.

Capella University and Sophia have joined forces to meet the new reality by providing resources that will help students on their path to an affordable degree with free college readiness resources and Sophia Pathwaystm for College Credit.

Access - Affordability - Outcomes

There’s a new reality in education that requires new thinking and new initiatives. Capella University and Sophia have joined forces to meet that new reality by providing resources that will help students on their path to an affordable college degree.

Founded in 1993, Capella University was the first to leverage technology to provide higher education opportunities to adult students who didn’t fit the traditional, campus-bound model. Throughout the years, Capella expanded its programs to address the career needs of both undergraduate and graduate students, and today serves more than 30,000 students.

Unfortunately there has been an alarming rise in the number of students who enter college unprepared, with many using student aid dollars and grants for remedial classes that don’t lead to college credit. Not only does remediation extend the time to degree completion and add to student debt but it also causes many students to become discouraged and drop out before earning their degree.

Sophia and Capella have developed free solutions to meet the new reality by offering college readiness resources including more than 30,000 tutorials focused on the gateway subjects of Math, English, and Science as well as the broadest set of tools to help teachers innovate inside and outside the classroom – all in an ad-free environment. By making these resources free to students and teachers, more students will have the opportunity to learn the way they learn best, fill in gaps in their understanding of key concepts, and increase their chances of college success.

Sophia and Capella also recently introduced Sophia Pathwaystm for College Credit. This innovative program allows students to complete their degree faster and more affordability using Sophia’s self-paced, mastery model of learning. And most exciting of all, Sophia Pathwaystm for College Credit allows students to utilize our unique Many Ways model, where they can learn each concept from several different teachers, each with their own style and teaching method. Finally, a degree completion tool that gives each student more options to learn the way they learn best, at their own pace and at a lower cost.