Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
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  • 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

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4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2018

Capella University has provided me with an excellent learning opportunity. As an online learner, it is important for me as an adult learner to be able to access the information that I need without much difficulty. The only con of the program is the cost. Depending on the program, the cost can be pretty expensive. Also, there is a lack of scholarship money available for PhD students.
4.38 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella is a great University, the adviser's are with you all the way. It is pricey in comparison with other online schools but if you are looking for flexibility this is your place. The courses are very involved but they are not impossible to complete and the instructors are very eager to help you succeed. I didn't grade all areas because they did not apply to me.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

As a current graduate at Capella University, currently enrolled in the Mental Health Counseling program, there are both pros and cons in any program pursued. In my opinion, one of the pros for the Mental Health Counseling program is that one is able to learn what any other student would learn if they were in any other program on campus. During this graduate program, each student will have the opportunity to attend residency, which will give the graduate the opportunity to enhance ones knowledge of Mental Health by participating in advanced group studies, building activities and so much more. However, just as there are pros there are cons. Although Capella is currently providing excellent online course structure, the Mental Health Counseling program averages about $37,000 to complete and receive for your Master's degree. The program is excessively over the amount of other Universities or those whom are in the Mental Health programs. Knowing this, Capella has a limited opportunity for scholarships for Counseling graduates. Capella has currently opened a scholarship for those who apply and enroll for September 2015, but what about the students who are already current students in this program? So, I believe that Capella should have more scholarship opportunities for the Counseling graduates. Thank you!
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Getting my masters in Higher Education will further my potential in pursuing a career in working in admissions. I hope to be able one day to become the director of admissions at a college. But finances are holding me back from pursuing this. I cant add certain courses because I cannot pay them. I could really use the help that this scholarship will provide.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella is an awesome school. I earned my PhD in Human Services. The instructors are very knowledgeable and go the extra mile to ensure you get a quality education. The dissertation process was challenging at times; however, the mentor I was assigned was great with keeping me focus and on track. My research was on dementia and I want to get a degree in Gerontology to pursue a career as a Gerontologist and continue to do research early detection of cognitive impairment. The only con I would have is that I wish I was told to do a minor study in Gerontology while i was working on my doctorate.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The cost of the graduate program is high when compared to other universities.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

It is great doing a program online because you can work online and you never have to sit in a classroom listening to a professor lecture. A negative is there is no office that you can physically go and talk with a professor.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Making the decision to go back to school after 20 years was not easy. However, after reviewing the reputation and quality of education at Capella, I had no doubt of my return. The online course room is very easy to navigate, the professors are knowledgeable, and the resources are inexhaustible! The only cons are that there is not enough time to explore the vast amount of resources and the connection inherent to real classrooms is lost.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of this platform is that you get the freedom to work around your other responsibilities in life without interference. This way is more conducive with the learning process for myself, because I do not feel overwhelmed or rushed. The cons are that the curriculum is average, and I feel as though I am still an undergraduate opposed to a doctoral student. Many of the classes I have had already in my Master's program, and I am not building upon that knowledge to grow. I feel as though I am staying stagnant in this program.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am a new student at Capella University. I am pursuing a Masters Degree in Psychology and so far have found that the course are going to be ones that will help me to further my career. As a single mom, having support from instructors and other students will help me to keep my grades up and to graduate on time.
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