Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 808 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

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

While it is a structured program, it is online, which allows me some flexibility to complete work when it's convenient for me and in the comfort of my home. I have not had any significant issues with anyone at the school and everyone is very helpful and customer service oriented. My professors realize that I am a full time employee and a full time student and have worked with me when issues have arisen (such as a death in my family). I completed my Masters degree at Capella and enjoyed the experience so much, I went back for my PhD.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Some items don't apply because I am a online learner, for the most part great program.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

This is my second year at Capella University and I loving every minute of this experience. Some of the pros are the following: It on my time, even through there are deadline for assignments and discussions, I do not feel pressure like I did in undergrad. I love that it gets right in to the subject matter and I am able to research subject matter I like to write papers on. Some of the cons are the following: The cost, I understand school will probably never be free, however when you graduate from school you will never receive a job that pays enough to pay the debt. There is not instant feedback like in a school setting when you are on line. You have to wait for the professor to respond.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I love Capella University. I never thought I would do so well in school this time around. My professors give wonderful feedback on my work. The only thing I dont like is all the money I will have to pay back... this is why I need your help.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros of Capella is that the program is offered online which makes it easier to work and attend classes outside of work. Instructors/Professor's work with students and offer their expertise to the classroom environment. They encourage discussions as we can all learn from each other as we all have different backgrounds and methods on how to handle different situations. Cons is tuition is a little steep but can be expected for the Doctoral level. Also, need to have more colloquiums on the West coast. Majority is on the East coast.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella University is a great school which offers not only accreditation for financial aid but their mental health counseling program is CACREP accredited which is imperative for licensing in most states and is supported by the ACA.
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros - helpful staff, great use of technology Con - general cost of graduate school
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

I love the online format, which is the reason I chose to apply and complete the Master's program through Capella. Further, Capella is accredited and meets all the requirements that California lays out for my future licensure. The online format took a little getting use to after being in traditional courses. I was apprehensive about not being able to absorb the material, however I find the freedom to study at my own pace refreshing. I'm the mother of a very active 17 month old son (Baron) and I love that this program allows me to maximize both my educational time as well as my time with my son and family. The only con I have is that occasionally there is some technical difficulties using the video conferencing software.
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros - Rigorous learning format, relevant topics, real world experiences Cons- Asynchronous learning
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

Pro:Very supportive Con: Group Projects unorganized
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