Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
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

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.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella University offers a great opportunity for a working professional like me to complete and advanced degree program while working fulltime. I really like the open enrollment plan, which allows you to start at various times/ terms during the academic year.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The people at Capella will go above the call of duty to help the students reach their goals.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: High quality classes and instructors. Cons: Financial aid is tricky and must be watched carefully as the business office is not as helpful as one would be led to believe.
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella provides quality instruction with professors who are accessible and engaging. There is a definite interest in the student learning the various concepts discussed. I honestly do not have any cons about the program as of yet. The only con would be my ability to adjust to an online protocol.
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