Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 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: $14,842
Source: NCES

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1.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Many of the lower marks are because there is no N/A option. As an online student, campus security, surrounding area, etc. are not factors. Being a for-profit university, Capella sure knows how to drag the program along!
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros- Great access to faculty, Great library Cons- Financial Aid assistance was lacking
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012

The pros of the online graduate program were that the online class website was user friendly and their student library was resourceful. I was able to complete of all of my assignments in a timely manner. The counselors were able to guide me to understand how on how to use the website and the financial aide department was readily able to assist me. The curriculum was easy to understand and as a student you new what was expected in every coarse. I received a 3.8 GPA due to all of my hard work and the great organization of the program. The cons of the online program were that if they could offer more classes that geared toward certifications that are applicable to specific states. I would take the coarse again.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014

The Human Behavior graduate program at Capella University was not a hard program to take; I was able to take on-line courses while working full time. The courses give you enough flexibility that you can set your own schedule. At times I didn't feel challenged enough.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I think it's a great program, affordable, and it is also accredited by the BACB which is a necessity to me. Beyond that, the pros and cons are what you get with any online program. It is flexible and allows me to live my life and work full time while going to school. The downside is that there is no face-to-face time (thankfully I am working in the field of my degree and am gaining experience that way).
1.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: As an adult learner interested in a CACREP approved online school, Capella seemed the best choice to meet my needs. Cons: tuition increased every year.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel the University online gives me the freedom to work at my own pace and still maintain my job as an RN. You meet people from all different places online in your classrooms and it brings different perspectives to your learning experience. I am very excited about school and what it will bring into my life.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella University offers an online DNP program that provides flexibility while simultaneously offering rigorous academic curriculum from the comforts of your own home. This also allows those working professionals to continue working full-time
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017

having an advance degree gives you endless possibilities for advancement. The downside is the cost of education is constantly rising. Having any aid in this area gives you time to focus on the importance of achieving your goals and planning your career.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

With taking online courses at Capella University I have flexibility to take as many courses each quarter that I would like. The professors are very helpful and knowledgeable! The only downfall is when life gets in the way and makes for little time to complete work but the professors are very understanding and work with students to ensure their success!
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