Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 746 respondents

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School Information

  • 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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.92 out of 5.0
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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.
4.83 out of 5.0
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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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Being in the Army, this University works great with you especially for mental health counseling. The faculty and staff are very helpful and able to answer all of the questions asked. You get to interact with your colleagues and build everlasting relationships. The courses are very challenging but you are equipped with tools that you can use in your everyday life. The downside of going here and being in a strictly online program, some of the instructions are not very clear. Some instructors change their expectations and instructions throughout the course and it causes confusing for a lot of students. The good outweighs the bad with this university.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I love this program and can even think of one thing that will negate my current disposition regarding that.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I've loved being an online student for Capella University. It allows me to continue my graduate studies while still attending to my family life and my work schedule. Face to face residencies are required which provides a lot of hands on experience with the course materials. I enjoy being able to work at my pace and work ahead if I choose to. I feel I've learned more at this school than I had in a brick and mortar university where the professors would simply read from the textbooks. The professors at Capella engage in the discussions to promote critical thinking. The resources that the university has provided have been a very valuable tool in my education.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros is knowing that Capella has an 82% satisfaction rating with their past graduates as to the value of their education with Capella. I do not have any cons at this time.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the program is that it is an excellent school all around. The cons are that a student has to take out a big loan to cover the costs of attendance and residencies and students don't get paid during their internships in the school counseling program. The program has taught me so much and I am thankful to have the opportunity to attend Capella University.
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