Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.28 out of 5.0)
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  • 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

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2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2012

I chose Capella University to pursue a degree in Human Services, before online MSW programs were really well vetted by the CWSE. I learned a lot from my professors and throughout the tenure of my time enrolled, but there were several things that rubbed me the wrong way. I had students in class with me who couldn't type a proper sentence, let alone should have passed. Also, a human services degree doesn't really do anything for you in the long run. Efforts would be better used to earn a Counseling or Master's in Social Work because these courses of study require you to do field work and collect hours of supervision as a part of the degree requirement. This is really the only difference in the two degrees. The MS Human Services will not do anything for you in the work place as far as advancement or even doing certain social service jobs. The MSW is the only "acceptable" form of degree for these things, especially within government agencies, and even within employers like Social Services. I would not waste your time or money pursuing this degree.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I think the fact that Capella University allows students to receive their graduate degrees online at their own pace in a huge pro for the school. The only major con I would say Capella University has would be it requires three one week field work experience courses which are held in different states every time. I don't mind traveling to complete the field work and I like that it requires field work, however, the travel, room, and board can not come out of student loans so each student has to find a way to pay for this three times throughout their education.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

It is really nice to be able to get your master's degree from your own home!
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

The best thing is that it allows you to be a student while maintaining a job, however, the cost can get expensive.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program at Capella offers a unique chance to be taught by working professionals in the field of your choice. The program challenges students and teaching is modeled through realistic examples and anecdotes from the field. The camaraderie among learners is second to none; I am still in contact with learners I met in my First Course and have followed them throughout our graduate degree. Ultimately, I will be proud to say my degree came from Capella.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

School is too expensive. Should be on a by credit hour charge vs a set amount for the quarter. Thanks!
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Great program! However, the support after graduation is severely lacking!
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

A wonderful academic experience from enrollment to graduation.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my classes because they are online and convenient for my everyday activities. I love the fact that I can log on at anytime to attend to my work and still be able to spend quality time with my family. Also, I can balance my full and part time job as well.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

I thoroughly enjoy being a graduate student through Capella University. There is a strong support system from both faculty and other students. The program is extremely effective and flexible, which is great for me since I also work full time. So far I have not been disappointed by anything that Capella University has to offer.
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