Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 806 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

4.17 out of 5.0
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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
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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.
3.88 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall the course material covered in the program is more focused on what will be needed for my career than the on campus institution I attended before capella. It is also much easier dealing with their financial aid program and process.
4.33 out of 5.0
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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
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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.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

This is only my first quarter at Capella and so far so good.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent classes and assignments so far. Equips me for licensing requirements. Includes field work and internships, but we have to set them up locally. I would like more school help with that. Some of these categories don't apply, as I am an online student. Great program, but I wish there were more grants or fellowships for graduate students. Expensive, but competitive. Unfortunately, ONLY loans are available for my specialization.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

This graduate program offers a competitive education, compared to others, however, it seems to take longer for completion than many other programs. The ability to speed up completion is not made clear initially.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I have had extremely good educational experiences with Capella University. I would recommend the school and programs to anyone who is interested in attending a competitive online university.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

My professors were great and the classes were great. I had a lot of issues with Financial Aid - they were not able to properly manage my accounts, which is something I felt they should have been better at.
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