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

4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I am very happy with my program. Everything about it works with my current situation and advances my career goals
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

After attending a private school education for my undergraduate, Capella University offers me reasonable price, high quality, accessible education. There is always someone to assist me and offer you guidance throughout my journey. Financial aid, support staff, academic support, and the professors all work with you to achieve success in one's future academic goals.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program is Psychology with emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Leadership Coaching Psychology. The pros of my graduate program is that I am an online graduate student. As an online-adult student learner I do not have to worry about expenses such as: parking, gas and I am able to work remotely; from the convenience of my home, while at work, etc.Capella provides step by step learning materials along the way to guide 1st year graduate students. The cons of my grad program are: The I/O field is not an easy one to get into without having background and/or experience in the human resources field. Either one must have an educational credential in the HR field, professional experience in HR, or both. Since I do not possess neither of the above, I have come to realize having either or both of the aforementioned elements are germane to being a successful student in the I/O Psychology grad program. Moreover, having either or both of the previously mentioned elements also can determine whether one will be able to get his or her foot in the door when seeking paid or non-paid internships, notwithstanding employment.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros are that by being a full time student and having a full time job, going online it allowed me to complete the work at my own schedule without worrying about being late to a class. Another pro is the support each instructor provide you in the 10 week that it last each quarter. Cons are that the student need to have good time management skills and avoid procrastination because if not the final grade is affected. Another cons is the length of the program, most master program in on campus are 60 credits and around two years, my program is 91 credits, 3 1/2 years long and it takes a lot of time and money to complete it and that is why I would love to win this scholarship and help pay for my living expenses while I'm a graduate student. Online learning may sound simple but is not, it takes time, effort and a lot of discipline to do it, you cannot "hide in the back of the classroom" if you don't want to participate on the weekly discussion, you have to post, if not your grade is affected.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella has been a good experience thus far, entering my third quarter.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the fact that the program is a completely online doctoral level program. What concerns me is support of faculty. I had some faculty that were wonderful to work with and I had some that were not so wonderful in terms of accessibility since the program is completely online.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Half of these questions are not relevant to an online program. Capella University is not only an accredited U.S. university but Capella University is also CACREP accredited for Mental Health Counseling! This played a MAJOR factor when I picked my graduate school. Many states are now requiring programs to be CACREP accredited, you do NOT have to worry about this factor with the counseling program at CU! What is great about CU and being CACREP accredited is you do receive strong academic and department support if you are willing to work on your own and make contact yourself! Online schooling is not for everyone but if you can make deadlines and time management Capella University may be the right college for you!
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of online learning are that the student maintains the flexibility to live where they want and to have greater control over their schedule, academic, work, and otherwise. For those who feel they are especially equipped to succeed in online learning via learning style and technological knowledgability, this is also a plus. The cons for some are that there is less face to face learning, one misses out on campus life experiences, and help is only accessible via online portals or via phone. Personally, I feel these are all in my favor and I have well enjoyed my online learning experiences. I plan to continue in my education in this manner.
1.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

If you can't write at a high school literacy level, this is the program for you
4.92 out of 5.0
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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.
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