Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
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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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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: online, great course structure Cons: Some students clearly don't belong in online graduate school.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is more interactive than the other online schools I have attended. They require interaction with your fellow students an want to ensure that you are able to connect with your teacher and other Capella staff. This school has a weekly course load they expect you to keep up with so this isn't a good school for procrastinators. Your teacher is always there for feedback and questions and is very timely in their responses.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I am thrilled with the opportunity to complete my education online. Capella University offers a competitive online program in Leadership and Administration in Higher Education. Generally, the faculty is superb; only experienced one who was non-existent within the course. There is little career assistance. Most students are gainfully employed at an educational institution. Would be nice to have some career assistance, especially if future grads plan on moving to another state. All in all I am very pleased with Capella and my experiences.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

As a Capella University Grad student, I have been happy with my education thus far. I am due to graduate in 2014 and it has been a long road. I think the financial aide and academic advising areas of the school are extremely helpful. I believe the work load can be a bit much in one week's time. It is suppose to be designed for the working person. I know for myself it is difficult to sit and answer three discussion question in one week and finish a five to six page paper by Sunday of a particular week. I think overall this has been a good decision on my part to continue my education.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Love the online courses and the classes are very informative and helpful!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is competitive and offers the learner insights on other learners point of views as we interact together. My mentor has been wonderful with helping me through this process.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

I enjoy taking courses online due to my very hectic work schedule. It gives me freedom to work at my own pace and at the same time my schedule is a lot more flexible. The cons of my graduate program is the miscommunication of financial aid funding.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros are: Obtaining a graduate degree in Human Services with specialization in Mental Health Counseling is a wise investment; with this degree in hand, more opportunities will become available with potentially higher pay Attending graduate school can fulfill many different goals and ultimately ones education. This This program offers • 2 six day face to face residency • CACREP Approved • Sufficient and adequate instructors The Cons: Graduate school can be costly and if one does not pursue the degree to obtain a career the payment may be due before the degree is actively in use. The cost of learning on line at Capella University is rather costly.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

The online program fits well with my current work schedule. Feedback is good from courserooms. Financial aide is difficult to get in a graduate progam and school needs to provide a better system to help student get funded.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2012

Capella is a great program if you are self-directed and focused. Online learning is difficult and requires a lot of patience and dedication. The pros include being able to really focus you learning on topics that interest you, an on-site learning experience and professors who really care about you. The cons are you have to be good at and enjoy academic writing.
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