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

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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.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

It will help me meet my goals for work in Social Services!
4.33 out of 5.0
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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.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program and full or support by faculty and peers. I was not a fan of distance learning and on-line course work and this changed my mind forever!
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Online learning takes dedication and motivation, but is great for those who are unable to take traditional brick and mortar classes for whatever reason. It is more difficult to interact with classmates and the discussion boards are not as useful for me personally as a face-to-face discussion.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros in the graduate program at Capella University is the faculty support and amount of learning resources available to help you excel in the program. The cons in the graduate program is the turn around time to receive approvals when you get to the dissertation level.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the fact that it is available in an online only format with flexibility throughout the week as far as when to log on and complete assignments.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

I feel Capella is the best online University and is highly accredited. It course work load is high but the learning is tremendous. I take course from personality development to cultural diversity and we also attend a colloquium twice beside our internship. Capella allows you to take once course at a time in its Master's program which I do in order to get good grades because the workload is a lot. Many people can handle two courses at a time but I guess being 55 years old, I am a little slower than most students. I want to work in Domestic violence clinics and volunteer with the homeless. My final goal is to achieve my LPC which Capella will prepare me for in the future. I have recommended Capella to many people and 3 of them so far attend. Capella University is a great online learning experience.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Everything has its pros and cons; graduate school is no different. It seems that the major con is finding funds to pay for graduate school.
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The online graduate program allows me to continue to work fulltime in my field. While balancing both, I am obtaining my knowledge by gaining professional experience as well as academically. The continuous communication between classmates and instructors is beneficial to grow.
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