Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 783 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

2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

Online learning environment provides for flexibility, but the downside is the availability and support of the administration.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program with EXCELLENT professors. Great way to earn your Master's when you cannot do it in the classroom. Love my program and getting to know my classmates.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella has been both challenging and rewarding, thus far. I am enjoying my experience at Capella!
2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The university is a good school. The pros are the flexibility and the variety of programs offered. The cons are lack of consistency, the time lines are extended and there is no structure for certain phases of the program.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2011

This school has been great in helping me pursue my career
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

Due to classes are online, I rated highest because it was inapplicable. The graduate program of Capella University online is outstanding, supportive and convenient. The only con is the cost of each quarter during dissertation milestones. The resources and mentoring is superb. Wish there were a higher limit on financial support.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro: The admission and support staff are wonderful. They are able to provide quality information in order to guide you in the right direction. The professors tend to be extremely fair towards their grading and expectations of the classroom requirements. The technical support department is very eager towards helping to resolve all computer issues. Con: The cost of each course is 2200.00. This seems extremely high. When I was first accepted, I was under the understanding that more transfers would have been accepted however, they were not. Therefore, I am paying double to take courses that I have already completed. I continue to explain this to my academic advisor however, nothing is being done.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2018

I am not sure what I feel the pros and cons are. It is hard to know when I haven't gone to other graduate program to really know the pros and cons. But for a deaf person - the cons are the online program where it can be frustrating to get my needs met in online classroom.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the graduate program is the advsiors are great. They are reachable at anytime and work hard to make sure you as a student is on target. The con is once you change programs the school doesn't calculate your GPa in your field but on all courses taken. Even if you took a course over the first grade is still there.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel thrilled about the level of work we received at Capella. In an online environment we matured and excelled at a fast pace. I would encourage anyone to visit my school and soon you too will become an enriched student at Capella.
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