Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 761 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CACREP
  • 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

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I enjoy the lecturers and the flexiblity of the program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Taking classes while working and having a family is often difficult. Capella offers me the ability to take classes while continuing to work and have a family. Like any online college, it can sometimes be difficult to connect with other students and instructors. Time differences add to this problem.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2011

Although Capella University offers expertise academic programs, the school should offer better Internship opportunities.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Is difficult to connect personally with the other students and the professors because it is all online. I do really like to work at mu own pace throughout the week.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

There have been many ups and downs with this school with financial aid being more of a down than ever. Some professors are demanding and do not consider personal circumstances, whereas others are understanding and offer helpful solutions to handling LIFE when it happens.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the major pros at Capella is that you can always get in contact with someone by phone any time if you incur any issues. The teachers all tend to have completely different expectations on APA formatting and you have to train yourself in different ways for each class. For the most part in my time at Capella I have found their online platform to be very user friendly with many resources.
2.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University online offers the flexibility to take class and complete your degree around your work and family schedule.
2.83 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

It is really nice to be able to get your master's degree from your own home!
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