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: 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
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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
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella University is good school. The only problems are the workloads and the price goes up each year.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

From enrollment to the first class, I believe Capella is a solid educational choice. My enrollment adviser assisted with my paperwork and helped with the transition to my DBA.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Some of the above rating sections are not applicable. Leaving these areas blank does not provide the university justice so a high level of rating was applied. The pros of the program are ease of use, accessible anywhere, anytime, with encouraging professors. The cons, as with any educational program is cost of a graduate degree, with limited scholarship opportunities. The other disadvantage is that it is not associated with the HRSA Loan repayment program.
4.42 out of 5.0
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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
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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.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Before I start the School Counseling Program at Capella University, I was very unsure about going back to school. I was scare of failing, scare of how much time it will take, and I was not sure if I had the time to do it with a full-time job. After several people said I that it comes natural to me, I started thinking hard about it. I worked with students in students success centers helping them with financial aid, essays, college applications and basic life advice. I start to see that I would be great at school counseling. Jump several year ahead, I applied to Capella University and I am loving every minute of it. Yes it can be hard at times, be I have great support who pushes me on and tells me I can do it. I love every minute of it and I am so glad I did it. The school is very supportive, the counselors are easy to talk to, and my professors give me great encouragement with every paper and discussion I submit. i would recommend this school to everyone who feels it in their heart to return back to school. "You can do it"
4.83 out of 5.0
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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
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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.
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