Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 796 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent masters in educational psychology program where content quality and quality of instruction is of the highest quality and standards. The cons of my particular graduate program are not really any because of the flexibility and quality of education the university provides. I highly recommend Capella University's programs due to the quality of education provided, the flexibility, and the support from the university during and after graduation.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

One of the reasons that I chose Capella University is because of its friendly advising team. The MBA advisors make sure that they are available to the students as often as possible to assist them every step of the way on the MBA journey. Alongside of the professors who are also very helpful, the advisors truly care about you as an individual as well as a student. It definitely shows that they are here for the students' needs and that is something I have not seen in a very long time. Any questions I had were always answered in a timely manner, and suggestions and feedback were even provided. I am grateful I chose Capella, and would recommend this university to anyone!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018

I have had no problems with any of the areas listed above. I have enjoyed attending classes at Capella. Additionally, I have enjoyed residency and being able to meet faculty and classmates. It has been a very good experience.
1.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I am current a third year doctoral student in social work. Online is most convenient for my work schedule. Course work was appropriately challenging. The dissertation phase has been frustrating and time consuming because of minimal communication with the school and Inadequately trained mentors.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

I am in marriage and family counseling-online. The program has incredible teachers, the curricula is spot on and diversified or well rounded. You receive training for all members of the family, adolescence, marriage or couple, individual and also in mental health. Capella has lots of help for students such as a writing lab, plagiarism checkers such as "turnitin" (they also provide APA style writing information for proper siting info) and tutoring or a personal mentor. They give you all the tools for success; you need only to utilize it. You receive and give introductions when you begin class so you get to know your peers. Often there are team projects to further peer-to-peer interaction. They do all they can to make the online experience as close to physically being there as possible. As far as cons, I have found none. Some people mention that the costs are high. I did a lot of research before choosing Capella University and they are comparable to other universities. Sure tuition is up and that makes it hard to manage finances and paying for college. That is one reason for looking for scholarships. I am trying to supplement my tuition because I am running dangerously close to not having enough student loans to finish. But that really has nothing to do with the college. I cannot find any cons as of yet as far as Capella goes. They do an awesome job and seem to take pride in our education.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

I am unable to give stars for several categories; campus safety, surrounding area, transportation,social life, nor affordability of living because I am an online student. As a result, the overall rating should be higher, at least 8 stars. I really like Capella and my program, the course design is great, each week the assignments build on one another making the final project pretty simple top complete. As long as you put the time in you will not be disappointed.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

The education I am receiving at Capella University feels of quality. Since I have never attended a grad school before, I have nothing to compare it to. However, I feel challenged, and I understand that the program upholds the high standards set up by the accrediting boards. I do miss face to face time with professors and other students, but the flexibility online school brings me is the whole reason I am able to continue my education. This program is expensive and sometimes I wonder if I can continue. But, I do not want to give up my dream of graduating from a school I believe in and future I really want to have.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella University is a terrific school - it is helping me to achieve my goals of becoming a Psychiatrist. Winning a $1,000 graduate scholarship would greatly alleviate my financial burdens. God bless!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The academic rigor of the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy is preparing me for the real world and working in the field. I really enjoy the content of the program.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

I am studying for a MS degree in Information Assurance and Security with a specialization in Network defense. The program is very informative and I have developed new skills in cyber defense. The uniqueness of the program is that you interact with your peers and have hands on activities. I enjoy the written assignments because of expanding skills and enhancing learning.
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