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Forbes names Capella Education one of the best small companies

Capella Education ranked 37th in Forbes Magazine's 'Top 100 Small Businesses' list this year. It's one of six Minnesota companies to make the list.
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Capella Education ranked 37th in Forbes Magazine's 'Top 100 Small Businesses' list this year. It's one of six Minnesota companies to make the list.

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