Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 806 respondents

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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

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.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Insurance
Graduation Year: 2015

I obtained my Masters and now seeking a PhD at Capella University. I have learned so much and have reaped the benefits of my education by advancements in my career. I would recommend Capella University to anyone who is looking to excel.
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.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University has been a very positive experience. Classes have been challenging. They offer tools through the network for being successful in class and preparing for life afterwards.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Since my graduate program is online, a lot of specifics were not applicable. I like the online setting and educational objectives set forth by Capella. They have a rigorous academic plan for student achievement, provide ample support, and are fully accredited for several careers.
1.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros is the ability to work full time and be able to actively participate in school. The cons are the cost and the extremely long dissertation process.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

At Capella, all of my professors have been outstanding. There have been no teaching assistants, so I have always had the benefit of the real professor. The academic rigor is the same as a Tier I or II ranked program (been there, done that, earned the T shirt), but Capella's programs are available to anyone with the prerequisite degree(s), so there aren't any politics, quotas, or "funny business" associated with admission, grades, etc. Because of this, Capella Is the ultimate model of equal opportunity, putting into practice and reflecting the ideals of America as the land of opportunity, and hard work being rewarded. Even though admission is noncompetitive, students are required to meet the same high standards as very competitive brick-and-mortar schools. Capella's professors are very strict about academic honesty and academic standards, thus maintaining program quality and integrity. Student failure to meet standards in either of these areas will cause removal from Capella. In general, online education eliminates the potential for bias based on appearance, whether due to race, religion, handicap, or attractiveness. Online education also allows everyone to attend school, regardless of family and living circumstances, work schedules, location, illness, handicap, and accessibility issues. Additionally, online education teaches students to be self-reliant and self-starting because although classes are asynchronous, students must still participate in discussions and complete assignments. Finally, because online discussions are written posts, online education teaches students to be better writers and more proficient at APA than brick-and-mortar schools. The written online discussions also tend to be more focused and of higher quality than the informal, verbal discussions at brick-and-mortar schools because much more thought has to be put into a properly written academic post, than on-the-spot comments. The discussions (and papers) at Capella are especially good because the professors are engaged and prompt, and enforce high quality standards.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella provides great education and support. They are very understanding and accommodating. The con is that Financial Aid is high.
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