Founded in 1993, Capella University is an online University accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, USA and is also a charter member of the Higher Learning Commission's Academic Quality Project (AQIP). Capella offers more than 600 online courses as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 40 areas of specialization. Capella's student body is comprised of learners from all 50 states and more than 40 countries around the world. Learning takes place through a blend of assigned readings, class discussion, faculty feedback, group projects, case studies, research and writing assignments. You can expect to invest a minimum of 10 hours each week in a course, two or more hours of which will be devoted to online course room discussions.