Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 783 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 37,569 (9,393 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 95% part-time, 5% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,003
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Online learning is not for everyone. It works well for busy adults. It took me 7 years to get through my PhD program at Capella. I am very satisfied with the experience though challenging at times it was well worth it. The professors and mentors range from extremely helpful to not helpful at all. I must say I only had 2 professors that I didn't care for over the 7 years. I was fortunate to get a decent mentor with no change. I do recommend Capella to those with the motivation and dedication to stay the course.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The classes are flexible and the work is adaptable if you take the flex-path option. For those who are busy, working, parenting, or can't get to a physical campus then I would recommend Capellas online flex-path option. And if regular style classes our your thing, well they have those too.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

Capella University has a great online Doctoral program. The faculty are responsive and eager to share their knowledge with students when asked. Being primarily online, the school does not have phone numbers accessible if a student needs to contact someone urgently.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella University is a school concerned about the educational standing and career outcome of their students. When pursuing a degree online, I did not expect the professors to provide as much guidance as they did. I majored in psychology with an applied behavior analysis specialization. Capella University has an outstanding applied behavior analysis program with teachers dedicated to preparing students for the world of applied behavior analysis. Not only does the program provide equip students with the scientific knowledge needed to pursue a career in applied behavior analysis, the program also provides students with personal experiences within the field. I will definitely continue to recommend Capella University to those pursuing a higher education.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Capella University was the exact type of school I was looking for to fit my type of life schedule. I am a wife, mom, worked 40hrs./week, and ran my own business. Doing a six week course at a time online was very helpful, and their advisory staff was in constant communication with me to make sure I was on track and ready to graduate.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

I have received 2 degrees from Capella University. I decided to continue to pursue my MBA because I wanted to take a different career path than I was on. The overall program was great. I felt the instructors had experience in the field and was able to help me with any questions along the way. Because I am a retail manager, online school was the only way that I could finish my degree. But I decided that I wanted to break into human resources because that is the part of the job that I liked. But I would suggest that anyone looking to get into a different field try to find a mentor and get some typed of experience in that field. Although, having the degree is great, it is not enough for one to make a transition.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I really enjoy attending my doctoral program at Capella university. I have recently transferred to the program from NYU. My academic coach is very helpful and understanding. There are a lot of writing assignments, professors are knowledgable and helpful. I would definitely recommend the program.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2020

After having attended 2 online colleges in hopes to finish my masters, I came across Capella University. My previous experiences were not great so I was hoping for a better experience. I definitely got what I hoped for! Everybody I've encountered has been truly wonderful. They're knowledgeable and quick to help. They walked me through the entire process and explain everything when I have questions. I'm halfway through my program in Human Resource Management and I couldn't be happier.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University is a great online forum for students that work fulltime and have family commitments. I feel I have received a fantastic education for my masters, as welaa for my PhD. The clinical and residency requirements go above and beyond to incorporate book work and studies with real life clinical situations. I would recommend this school to anyone needing the flexibility of going to school online!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

I found Capella University to be an excellent choice for a PhD in Information Technology. As a full-time employee, student, and single-parent, online education was the best choice for pursuing a terminal technology degree. The residential requirements were intensive educational experiences that prepared me for the comprehensive exams and dissertation phase of the program. The faculty were responsive and knowledgeable in their respective disciplines. I would recommended Capella University to future students.
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