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

3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

Capella University is a grew option for people who need an online program to fit their busy adult life. Fellow students are motivated adults who are also eager to learn so you get a lot of inspiration from one another. Faculty are knowledgeable and often engaged and want you to succeed.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

Capella is offering me the opportunity to complete my doctoral program in a timely manner.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella University is an exclusively online school, and as such, does not require students to live on or near campus. Each course that I've taken has been moderately challenging and really requires you to think and synthesize information before responding to questions, not just memorize facts. The nice part about the schol counseling program is that 2 times throughout the degree program, we get to meet our classmates during a hands on training week. It's a welcome change from only reading each other's posts online. Capella offers clubs and honor societies, as well as a social media network for students and alumni just like any other traditional university.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

I think that the overall program is excellent. You need to ensure that you are a dedicated learner in order to succeed. You need to stay focused and when things get tough, don't stress about it. Relax and take your time and you will be able to focus and succeed. I think that one area that they could do better in is their scholarship opportunities.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my graduate program! I truly believe that knowledge is power! My graduate program is helping me to achieve a very important educational goal in my life.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the program is that is online and I can do it from home on my own time. This enables me to work full-time as a registered nurse while also going to school to earn my master's which is a huge plus! The con is figuring out how to do the online stuff and where to go, but that's something I will figure out and it won't be so much of a con.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2018

Great school. Lots of readings which help forward my education. Learned a lot in 10 weeks of class then I did when I was in college.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

My expectations of Capella and my education have been exceeded! I recognize the value of the classes in the program and have truly enjoyed my experience with this school. I am proud to be a Capella student. The only con would be I am not sure where I stand in comparisson to other students and would like to know my standings as a 4.0 student. I want to know where I fall and how many other students are comparable to me.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The Capella IDOL Program is 100% online, meaning I am able to work on my degree from wherever I am. There are opportunities to gather and learn from the expert faculty, as well as other learners. Online learning is not "easier" than a seated course structure as it requires discipline, focus, and dedication. You cannot be shy about asking questions of your instructor, as well as reaching out to other learners. Working collaboratively is one of the great benefits of Capella classes. Learners are encouraged and opportunities are provided for collaborative learning. Outside of the classroom, the technical and academic support services, including the library, are outstanding. I feel as if everyone is there to support my goals.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The staff is very helpful. Every question I asked was answered. I decided to apply to Capella because they were one of the only programs that were military friendly and accredited for online psychology masters programs. The only con I see at the moment is the cost.
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