Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.28 out of 5.0)
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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

4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University is great for working adults. Professors are supportive and accessible. The PH.D. program is challenging and rigorous. One major con is that the program is too long. I have maxed out my student loans and is now paying out of pocket and trying to apply for scholarships because the dissertation process takes forever to complete! Nevertheless, I do not regret attending!
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Capella offers more than just a degree program, they provide many opportunities for us online learners to have communities, they provide a ton of support in every area, the resources that we get included with tuition are phenomenal and I believe that it's worth every penny. In comparison with others that have gone or are currently going I believe my education far outweighs theirs and that I will be better prepared for opportunities to come.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the flexibility of the courses, the abundance of resources available and how accessible the faculty is.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my graduate program at Capella University because it allows me to remain flexible as far as balancing my work and school life. There is always support from faculty and staff when needed.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

I couldn't answer some of them because I take my classes online. Cappella is a great school for the graduate level. They have a wide range of options.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros Capella university has an exceptional academic program. The instructors are empathetic and highly qualified in their field. The online program is accredited and convenient for adults returning to college. Cons There is not enough support or guidance to graduate students about how much financial aid is need it to complete their education.The financial cost to attend this University is pricey. However the education is worth it.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella is competitive with all other top graduate programs. I am able to put the skills that I learn to immediate use.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The biggest pro of my graduate program is the flexibility and accessibility it provides. I can literally work on my master's degree from anywhere in the world which is so important to me, as I don't necessarily like feeling that I am tied down to a place for a certain number of years. Everything is easily accessible online, and the amount of support from advisors and professors is phenomenal. The only con with the graduate program is a personal one - it doesn't really have anything to do with the graduate program itself. I went to the University of Farmington for my undergraduate degree, so a lot of the courses I was taking for a while was sort of an overlap with classes I had already taken at UMF, but now I'm in a good place with my courses where I feel like I am learning a lot of new and valuable information!
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The Non-Profit Management and Leadership program is beneficial because it equips the learner with the tools necessary for implementation in their careers.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a great program that has enhanced my skills with each class. The negative aspect for some may be the social aspect, even though the school has blogs. The residency programs assist with this, so, as of right now I do not have any negative aspects of the graduate program that are not the same as other schools. An example is the cost of books, etc that the school doesn't really control.
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