San Jacinto College District Joins Capella University's Education Alliance Program

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Faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Texas community college eligible to attend the online university.

The agreement between Capella University and San Jacinto College provides greater opportunities for our graduates and employees. I believe that the quality of education a person can receive from Capella University is evident in the San Jacinto College employees that have continued their education at Capella

San Jacinto College District, located near Houston, has joined Capella University's Education Alliance Program. Capella (http://www.capella.edu), an accredited*, fully online university that serves more than 20,000 students, offers a broad selection of online degree programs focused on higher education faculty, administrators and students.

San Jacinto College serves approximately 25,500 students and works closely with neighboring school districts to help students proceed from high school to college through tech-prep initiatives, dual-credit programs, and an early college high school.

The San Jacinto College District serves a population of more than 360,000 in communities in East Harris County. Ten community colleges in Texas have similar educational agreements with Capella.

"The agreement between Capella University and San Jacinto College provides greater opportunities for our graduates and employees. I believe that the quality of education a person can receive from Capella University is evident in the San Jacinto College employees that have continued their education at Capella," said Dr. Sarah Percy Janes, Dean of Instruction, San Jacinto College.

Capella has educational partnerships with more than 200 community colleges and other educational institutions across the country. Benefits include professional development opportunities, such as advance notice of Distinguished Capella Faculty Series webinars, focused on relevant issues in higher education identified by the American Association of Community Colleges.

More than 1000 colleges and universities have employed Capella learners or alumni.

About Capella University:
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited*, fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety, and bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 104 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 20,000 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. 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 (NCA), http://www.ncahlc.org.

Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), http://www.capella.edu.

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