Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 785 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

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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.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Good school with a lot of great professors. You must be motivated and have good time management skills to complete the online programs.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I am an online student so transportation, surrounding area, and campus safety do not apply to me. The pros of my programs is that although the workload is a lot 15-30 hours per week it is challenging and you really learn your profession. Later on in your learning process you attend a 6 day Colloquium one for track 1 before the first internship requirements and then a second Colloquium for the second half of the internship prior to graduation and licensure. The cons are that they do not have a weekly seminar where there is interaction in a virtual classroom setting with the Professor.However, the Professors give a great deal of feedback on discussion boards and papers, and are always available for questions and comments.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University is a great school with classes that are pertinent to current business standards. They focus on teaching students how business models apply to everyday wroking solutions and not just rote memory of concepts. The downsides are that their classroom setup is a little stiff restriciting an ease of conversation across discusions thread.Also, the way thier financial aid for MBA students has a interesting setup that was hard to follow at first but the staff is more that willing to assist and is very helpful. I have looked at many schools and Capella came at a great value.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros to Capella are I can work on my own schedule, and the support of the administration. The con to taking courses online is no study group.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

The Pros is I can take a class with working full time and having a 3 year old and a 1 year old. Online classes is a great way to learn from other classmates. The con is trying to find time to get the workload done
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

I really enjoy Capella University program thus far I have already completed 3 courses
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella Online University offers amazing support to their students. The online atmosphere allows flexibility and convenience. The staff and faculty are invaluable and are always interested in helping the student.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The courses for the doctoral level are very in-depth. There is a lot of reading and research. You get case studies and work with peers through a virtual meeting room to get the in person experience and everyone has a role to play on the team. The instructors are always providing feedback on how to improve whether its the APA format, referencing, or plagiarism. The only downside I think is mentoring with a person that is working in the field already. You pretty much have to find one on your own whether at your current work facility or volunteering.
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