Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 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: $14,842
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Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
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.
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