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
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3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella is a direct link to my aspirations of being a licensed School Psychologist. I am currently licensed as a Behavioral Specialist in the state of Pennsylvania and have worked as a Behavioral Specialist and Mobile Therapist for over nine years. In addition to professional responsibilities are those that I take on within my personal life as my family is extremely important. I am a single mother of one 9yr old boy who is the love of my life as well as taking on the added responsibilities as I help take care of my Grandmother and Great-Grandmother who just turned 99. There is no way I would be able to even think about accomplishing my goals without the flexibility that Capella affords me and my family. I am grateful for the opportunity not only because it is flexible but also because I never expected to come in contact with such wonderful people as a part of this process. My professors are some of the most accomplished and knowledgeable persons in their respective professions but are always humble, helpful, and easy to talk to. My classmates have become lifelong friends that understand my experience and serve as a release when things get difficult. I have learned so much from my classes and this experience in general. I feel extremely prepared to go into the workplace as well as prepared to get ready for licensure in the state of my choosing. Although I work in Pennsylvania, I live in Ohio. I have been able to prepare from the beginning of my experience at Capella for the difficulty of the licensure process. The importance that Capella places on licensure has allowed me to build my confidence level as they have been committed to this goal from the beginning of my learning experience. My Capella experience has afforded me the ability to choose my path on my own terms, which in and of itself aside from reaching my goals, is priceless.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I would recommend Capella University to anyone. The professors are great. They really work hard with you so that you can achieve your goals. The enrollment counselors, and academic coaches are awesome they are literally with you every step of the way.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

One of the key program areas that propels students to success are the colloquiums that are mandatory---there the student and the faculty members can mingle, discuss, meet in person, and all around converse about coursework, theoretical understandings, and form lasting rapport with one another. However, one of the primary cons to the overall program is not having a vigilant academic advisor that is a strong proponent to your academic success. All too often, the academic advisor is not fully engaged with the learner, once he or she has attained the level of dissertation status, which makes for an "uneven," and often unnecessarily frustrating journey at the tail-end of this journey of higher education.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

I am enjoying the pace and efficiency of the program and the instructors.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Some of the questions could not be answered as I am not an on campus student. I chose to leave a 5.5 ratings for such topics as to not skew the overall results.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

For an online college, Capella University does not lack in preparation for real-world application! Who you are is reflected in your ability to write in a scholarly manner.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm about a year and a half into my graduate program and I can honestly say I am learning SO MUCH about the InfoSec field! I have a prior unrelated bachelor's degree but I'm intrigued by this field and decided to earn a Master's degree in it. I would say the pros of this graduate program would be interacting with fellow learners (at Capella, students are called "learners") who have years of experience in the field and learning from them as well as from our coursework. Since I'm enjoying the program so far, I don't have any cons to speak of. I'm just excited about what I will learn next that will prepare me to work in the field!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University is wonderful! I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

The online graduate program opened me up to new methods of teaching and learning. I enjoyed being able interact with my instructors and my fellow students in the virtual medium. The professors were highly attentive and readily accessible to solve any problems that arose. My only issue was that I kind of missed the hands-on research opportunities that a brick and mortar university would offer. Overall, I enjoyed completing my graduate degree through Capella University.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The advantage of the online program is that it fits in a busy lifestyle, the curriculum is good, support is available both technically and academically, and the classes are small enough so that participation is easy. The con would be that because it is an online program and a for profit university it is more expensive but it meets most states requirements for licensing.
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