Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 806 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

4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Graduate programs are opportunities for professional to archive their goals. It requires sacrifice, discipline and motivation in order to study.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Due to pursuing my graduate education online, specific factors do not apply to me such as campus safety, living affordability, surrounding area, and transportation. Otherwise, my experience with Capella has been amazing and appreciated because it allows the flexibility I need to continue to work full-time with varied hours.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is flexible, but organized. Communication is excellent, not only between students and teachers, but also the office staff.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella's Flex Path program allows the student to move through courses at their own pace. This enables an ambitious student to graduate much more quickly than in a traditional classroom setting.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

Capella has excellent structure for any type of student. Classes are laid out by week and each assignment has clear rubrics. Most instructors are available for extra help via email and are willing to allow corrections for better grades. One con of the program is that every instructor seems to have their own version of what APA style entails making it difficult to transition one's writing from one class to the next.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am very excited to be able to work on my graduate degree online while I raise my children. I love that I will not have to be away from them in a brick and mortar institution in order to best serve my family. I feel incredibly honored to be able to live in a time period where online schooling is a very real opportunity to become a licensed therapist so I can live my dream of helping others better their lives. The downside may be not having direct, in-person contact with staff and students. I am positive that with an exceptional school like Capella, I will feel apart of the community even on my couch with my laptop.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The Public Administration Graduate Program is adequate and extremely knowledge-based (in my opinion). The course materials are easily accessible and relevant to the course content. At times, the work can be overwhelming; especially when taking more than one course. However, if you pay attention and complete the assigned readings, the discussion and assignments shouldn't be so time-consuming. Compared to the average community college, Capella's tuition is rather costly. Beginning the 2015 Summer quarter, the University will no longer offer free e-versions of the required textbooks, and will begin charging a $150 fee to access graduate level e-books. Thus far, my academic advisors and professors have been very helpful and understanding during certain situations.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella is predominantly an online institution that offers courses on its main campus. I like that Capella provides the course information, expectations, and coursework upfront. That allows me to get a head start on my work and access old information and work that I've submitted. The professors that I've had thus far have been very helpful and were always available to provide assistance. In my opinion, the student advising component is excellent! The coursework is very thought-provoking and relevant to the concentration (mine is Public Administration). A majority of the assignments that I've had to complete were fairly easy to comprehend and complete; with a few exceptions, but it is Master's-level work.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

Capella University online MS mental health counseling program has made a significant difference in my personal, academic, and professional identity. The pros of this online program includes flexibility and 24/7 course access for individuals like myself who work full-time and cannot physically attend classes, high expectations in professionalism and work ethic, weekly interaction with others learners in the course room, two one-week long residencies, and challenges the learner to go above and beyond personal expectations. The primary con of the online program is the lack of regular face-to-face interaction the professor and other learners. Overall, I highly recommend this program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program is excellent. The professors online are professional and answer questions in a timely manner. The advising team is great and will either talk online or will set up a time to discuss questions over the phone.
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