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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2012

Capella made being a single working mother and going back to college for my master's degree very easy. The course rooms were simple and navigable, the campus library was easy to use as well as finding and using resources available to students who needed help with a course. Tutors were available at all times and professors were quick to respond to any questions I had about my lessons. I love Capella so much I am now attending a Doctoral program through them
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2007

Capella offers flexible class schedules which is perfect for working adults. The programs will challenge you and focus on developing practical useful knowledge and skills
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University was an excellent choice for me. Being a stay at home Mom and caring for a special needs child made it hard to attend a traditional school with Capella I was able to accomplish my educational goals. The courses were great and communication with my instructors were always open.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2011

I felt it was great and helped me get a job. Stupid loans are terrible though.
3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

is an excellent academic institute leader in online distance education, with trained and demanding teachers, i believe it is an institute that is at the forefront of technology in usa.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2020

This university is great. They do offer as many resources as possible to help the student through the learning process. The online course is manageable and easy to use. I was skeptical about doing online courses as I felt it was not as effective as traditional classrooms. Once I started the courses I realize it was the best decision I could've made.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2020

This university is great. They do offer as many resources as possible to help the student through the learning process. The online course is manageable and easy to use. I was skeptical about doing online courses as I felt it was not as effective as traditional classrooms. Once I started the courses I realize it was the best decision I could've made.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019

If you are career focused but want to continue your education...Capella is the place to attend. The staff is super helpful and you can go at your own pace. I started a couple of years ago after being out of school for over 10 years, so I was nervous that I would not do well. Because of the personal track structure, I was able to accomplish something I had never done before...make the Dean's List. I would advise anyone to give Capella a try.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella University offered me the opportunity to learn about administration and leadership, which I have applied to my current position. My degree has also provided me with a raise in pay and a higher level of recognition from my peers and my employer.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently studying Instructional Design and Technology at Capella University. I am currently 4 classes from completing the program. This program is perfect for those that are currently working in the Instructional Design Field. I am currently working as an elementary music teacher looking to transition into the Instructional Design field. I have learned a lot thus far in my program and see a lot of correlations to K-12 education. I don't think this major is too outside the box for educators in K-12. One recommendation I would make in this program is to focus more on the skills employers are looking for. I have begun to search for jobs in instructional design and employers are looking for e-learning course development experience using authoring software. I am in a course where we need to develop a training course using authoring software but they do not teach you how to use the authoring software. You are expected to learn on your own. I think the university should consider two tracks for this program: if you are currently working as an instructional designer, or if you have never worked in instructional design and want to become one. In the latter case, the program can be redeveloped with offering courses that teach you to use an authoring program. I think this is the only drawback I see in the program. Otherwise, I would recommend this program to others.
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