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

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Previously I started a Master's in MFT at a traditional university and left feeling like the program was not up to the expectations I had set. Completing my Master's degree at Capella University in MFT allowed me to graduate from a dual-accredited program while having the flexibility of an online schedule. I feel thoroughly prepared for the licensure process and am even beginning my doctorate studies at this school. Online does not mean the easy route, as Capella challenged me in learning and growing as a practitioner in a way that my previous institution did not do. It more than exceeded my expectations for what my Master's degree should be!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

Capella has been a positive experience for me. Although pursuing a master's degree is time consuming, the instructors at Capella are extremely helpful. Some instructors provide templates for lengthy papers to help keep you organized, which is extremely useful. The entire administrative staff is very responsive, I never had a problem getting in touch with anyone in their offices. I have had nothing but good experiences with Capella so far!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Although many believe that the instruction that one gains from an online platform is sub-par, it cannot be farther from the truth. Capella University is a nationally accredited university with CACREP, which means the instruction given has to meet a certain standard level. The courses can be difficult but the knowledge gained is worth the effort. The professors are there to assist you when needed and I have never had to wait for a response from any of my professors, the guidance is invaluable. I recommend this school, however with the ease of schedule for an online platform, one most be dedicated to their work.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella University is a top notch Online university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that are affordable and highly respected. My Masters in Mental Health has higher earning potential and because of the accreditation of the school my degree has never been questioned. The graduate experience is one that I highly encourage everyone to consider, especially at Capella University, because the faculty, staff, and academic advisers are friendly, willing to go the extra mile, and provide any supports necessary to ensure that you are successful. I'm very satisfied with my choice of Capella University.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

Instructors are currently working in the field in which they are teaching so coaching is relevance to current practices. Some are very rigorous with grading, while others are flexible. I appreciate that no classes require group work, so I have been able to focus on my own effort, and not others'.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella University has an exceptional atmosphere for learning and challenging students engage one another on topics of the day. Specifically, Capella University uses real-world cases that challenge students to ask tough questions and dig in to the details as to why something happened and examine cause and relationship factors. Most importantly Capella University offers doctoral learners good tools by which to conduct research across a variety of subject areas all the while providing mentorship to keep students focused and on track. Great school!; great place to study and advance one's education!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019

So far, I have had a great experience with Capella University, starting from the help of my adviser, who was always in touch with me through out the application process, and updated me with any new information; help me through my financial aid process as well. When I started my class, the instructor was wonderful and made me feel comfortable through personal emails, course emails. Online portal is user friendly, and easy to navigate. Overall, it's been a great experience for me
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2018

I appreciate all the learning opportunities and chances for development that my university offers. My advisors and professors are genuinely concerned with my education. Currently I am transitioning into the second year of my masters program. I have gotten so much positive feedback during this time.
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019

Capella' s Master Degree in leadership allows flexible scheduling for working students. The resources provided to encourage success is great such as online writing labs that assists students who struggle with writing research papers. The instructors are available and knowledgeable.
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2013

I enjoyed attending Capella, because I could further my education while being a stay at home mother and military spouse. I was able to continue my education when we lived in Germany. I liked being able to set my own pace and work around my family's schedule.
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