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71. Capella Education
Rank: 71 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: J. Kevin Gilligan
Address: 225 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4319
Online post-secondary educator added 10 new degrees and 16 specializations in the past year.

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  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 359.4 23 73
Net income** 49.5
Total return 21 26
Earnings per share 34 79
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $89.70
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 24
Industry: Education
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
($ millions)
1 Lincoln Educational Services 41 586.4
2 DeVry 46 1,804.7
3 New Oriental Education & Technology Group 49 359.2
4 Capella Education 71 359.4
5 Strayer Education 74 545.4
6 Corinthian Colleges 79 1,634.6
From the September 6, 2010 issue.
* Through June 30, 2010. The S&P 500 returned -9.81% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended on or before April 30, 2010.
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