Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

79% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 747 respondents

School Highlights

Grad. Rate
Has Online
Find an Online Degree:

School Ratings

Quality of Instruction
Student Financial Services
Satisfaction With Degree
Earning Potential
Prepared for Career

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
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella has offered me the opportunity to attend college while working full time. It has offered me an experience to connect with other learners at various sites for classes. I am appreciative of the experience and the opportunity.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

I love online school. I really enjoy my classmates from all over the country. The instructors are caring and warm and helpful. I like being free to plan out what I will do and when I want to do it. If something comes up, I do my work another day. I like this better than regular classroom.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2020

Capella does an excellent job of preparing you for the dissertation process through the colloquia that students must attend, however it can be quite costly, and you must prepare in advance for this.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella University is good school. The only problems are the workloads and the price goes up each year.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program is that I have a great deal of support from the school's faculty, I am able to work from home, the program has allowed me the opportunity to be able to further my education and while be able to continue to work on my job in the community, and this program has allowed me the opportunity to not only learn coursework from my field of study, which is Mental Health Counseling, but the program also includes other areas of counseling in the community that I able to obtain knowledge from. The cons would include the program not having many scholarships available through the school for my field of study, and not allowing more grants for residencies.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

All of the course work is directly applicable to my career. The Professors are excellent! This is the best educational experience that I have had so far.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that I am getting a quality education and can use my degree in any profession.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2012

Before beginning at Capella, I was concerned about taking online classes and how my degree would be viewed in the workforce. Since my graduation I have found a great job and I am able to apply things learned at Capella in my day-to-day activities at work. Capella challenged me to use my knowledge by writing papers rather than the usual multiple choice tests I had for my undergrad. I am considering taking more claases through Capella for Counseling and pursuing a licensure.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The Mental Health Counseling Master's program at Capella University is wonderful, the faculty is knowledgeable and helpful and the courses are challenging but not overbearing. One of the major pros to the program is that it is available online completely with the exception of the residency requirements.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

I have been very pleased with my education at Capella. Even though I am not on a physcial campus, I am able to make contact with the advisors, faculty and staff very easily. I have never waited more than a day to have a question answered and I feel like I have a personal connection with the staff and they are always so willing to help me with whatever I need.
79% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Disclaimer: makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based student-submitted ratings to our site), all of the data is sourced either from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. NCES data is updated annually to reflect the most current available data, and student review information is updated in real time. For additional information, refer to our School Data Methodology.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.