Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 756 respondents

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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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella is a fantastic school and I am happy to be in their program. It is a challenge to find funding as a graduate student. Loans are not need based and do not cover living expenses or make up for sacrificed work hours needed to pursue an education.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2010

I found Capella University to be the best graduate program for me and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to pursue further education while continuing to live their life! I served in active duty military, was married, and mother to four children while also attending classes online. The faculty at Capella were wonderful, the classes were stellar, and the communication was top-notch! Even in an online environment I was able to find enough support from peers and professors to fill the void of not being in a live classroom.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella is a great school. I am able to have a flexible schedule and it doesn't interrupt any other aspect of my life. One con is that some professors are not understanding of student needs and issues.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The numerous pros of Capella University’s online program are tremendous. Capella University is flexibility for students to complete assignments and discussion questions. Even though deadlines are specific days and times each week, students may choose the day prepare and complete assignments. Students with spouses, children, jobs, and other demands, especially benefit from Capella University’s online schools. Student support services are available and efficient in providing assistance. All questions are provided from academic advising, financial support, and technical support promptly. Support services offer online career seminars, tutorials, additionally learning resources for reading, writing, APA assistance, math, tutoring, and many additional resources to students succeed in online learning. Students have access to a massive library. Students are offered additional databases, equipment, videos to complete assignments and communicate with students and staff. Reminders are sent to help students remember deadlines for class registration, financial needs, and program information. Professors are available and enthusiastic to help students understand expectations and material. Each student is able to offer contact information to network and help each other understand class and university expectations. Vitally, Capella University is one of the only two online universities that offer CACREP accreditation. Additionally, Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The cons are minimal. Although, abundant resources are available, students are required to purchase electronics and update programs often. Students are unable to communicate in person. In class lectures are non-existent.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

The CONS of the program is too often criteria for completion changed, and the new changes affected previous learners whose progress was beyond the new changes. However, the PROs of the program was that the competencies, skill-building, and academic quality is far beyond the field--in practical terms. It teaches how learners becoming scholars are to see, observe, and implement trends, understand nuances in the field, and how those nuances effect students' progress, faculty members' professional development, and the overall structure and success of the school community---it readies you for the field, and more importantly how to better serve the school community as a whole.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

These are just perceptions from my current experiences. My actual enrollment date begins in July, so I can update after that semester :)
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella offers an array of pros and cons, which the PhD program is a rigorous academic process. For example, some pros about the program is the accessible of technology that is more advance then traditional classroom.It also offers working students the opportunity to always have the class room in the palm of their hands by just turning on the computer. This also give one the ability to have the flexibility of working on both academic endeavors and careers. As for the cons, most course work is done in individual manner. Also with any technology, there is some problems on the course class rooms that slow student research. With that said, one can see how important the online classroom hasbecome for a working professional.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The online program is largely dependent on your classmates. The teachers are very accessible and helpful. I found that the online approach is really what you choose to make of it. It was obvious which students were just doing the minimum, and which were going the extra mile.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University has been an awesome growing experience and I look forward to being an Alumni soon!
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are the ease of access to classrooms due to the convenience of being online. Pros are the vast amount of research material available in online libraries. Cons are the lack of one-on-one social interaction that the brick and mortar classroom provides.
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