A subsidiary of
Capella Education Company
), Resource Development International (RDI), recently received
taught degree-awarding powers (TDAP) from the Privy Council of
the UK government.
RDI is a leading independent provider of undergraduate and
postgraduate programs in U.K. The courses are offered through
online distance learning programs and are currently accredited by
UK universities. TDAP was awarded to RDI after a strict
inspection by UK's Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher
RDI can now design its own degree programs and offer them
under the brand of the new online university. The educational
institution intends to obtain a university title, following which
it intends to launch a new online distance learning university in
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RDI's programs offer an affordable, flexible learning model and
are witnessing increasing demand in the education market. The
recent TDAP approval will further strengthen the institute's
ability to design the programs to suit the demand of the students
and industry. It will also help the institute to attract
Capella Education has been witnessing declining enrollment levels
for sometime. However, Capella Education witnessed an increase in
new enrollments in Doctoral and Master's programs during
fourth-quarter 2013. The company expects total enrollment growth
to turn positive in the latter half of 2014. The recent
regulatory approvals will help the company improve its new
Another education company struggling with enrollment levels is
American Public Education, Inc.
). American Public witnessed a worse-than-expected decline in
total and new student enrollment levels in fourth-quarter
2013. Enrollments in the fourth quarter were adversely
impacted by a decline in enrollments of students using Department
of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance or TA benefits.
Capella Education Company currently carries a Zacks Rank #3
Some better-ranked companies in the education sector include
Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Strayer Education Inc.
). Strayer sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), whereas Apollo
Education carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).