Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 747 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

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4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros that I currently see is the structure of the program, the 24/7 access and the ability to network across the country. The only con that I would see is the just the lack of residency locations.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

Online learning provided a way for me to continue my education and still work full-time. My professors worked with me when my professional life conflicted with my student life. The cons were colloquia is mandatory but not covered by financial aid. Books are not covered in tuition like some online programs.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

I left some areas blank because they were not applicable to the online learning environment. Ultimately, I chose Capella University and the School Counseling program because of the accreditation it has received through CACREP. The program is focused and based on current research. I look forward to finishing my last 3 quarters with Capella University!
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I attend online. I miss the face to face interaction but it's a great program.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The cost is the con of the online program is the con. I have no problem with anything else.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Capella University is overall an excellent school. The Health Administration doctoral program is great. The coursework is both informative and presented in a manner of helping to grasp the material in order to complete the program but also to be used in both the personal and professional life of the student. However, I feel that the staff is somewhat impersonal on the administrative side because I have never heard from my academic counselor. Also, upon needing the school to help me with funding to complete my program, there seems to be no desire or drive to help me as a student who has maintained a 4.0 throughout my doctoral program.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Ease of access to classes and material, great professors, current era relevant class work, online classes Cons: Online school
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2010

The course content aligns with my career goals. The classes are 10 weeks long and the coursework is spread pretty well to allow time for assignment completion.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is great in that I can work from home, but the school does include required opportunities to interact with the school and other students in person. It is fully accredited and maintains a rigor in it's academics. The cons are the expense of online graduate schools as well as less of an opportunity for face-to-face interaction with students. Although, with their use of technology, students can be involved in live virtual conferences. However, many of the questions regarding transportation and location are not applicable to a school that is totally online.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

The pro's and con's of the Capella University graduate program center around being able to take coursework and study on your own schedule, without having to be physically present in a classroom setting. The course load is strenuous, but one has to be able to manage their time effectively in order to be successful. So, one of the cons is having to work full-time and this might conflict if you do not have enough time to study. Raising a family might be difficult for some, but I am single. Financial aid is a challenge for those who are of low income and cannot afford to take out students loans. Otherwise, if one can afford the costs, then the chance of success is greater. The graduate program can be completed in two years, and that is a plus.
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