Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 781 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

4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

Capella University's online program allowed me, as a busy teacher, mother, and wife, to get the my education at my own pace while still providing encouragement and support that render success. I loved the fast response of tech support, accessibility to advisors, and the diversity of the course room. The only con I experienced was during the dissertation process of it taking so long to get my topic approved when I could have gotten help to come up with a topic. Because of it taken so long to get topic approval, I ran out of my financial aid.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2017

The academic support at Capella is phenomenal however the graduate learner is pretty much on their own financially. There is room for improvement in this area at Capella.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

Good program, however, some courses are very demanding for non-traditional students. Appreciated comments from professors as comments helped and guided me towards my degree.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros - extensive and intense classwork, worthy and informative learning activities and discussion questions. Cons - Childlike academic advisors/some instructors assume or inaccurately quess cultural background and race even thou classes are online/Female instructors have control issues, very hard to give praise and tend to be racially aggressive and critical/Out of the three women I've had two have been disengaging or racially distant.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella University has exactly what I need in my doctoral program. I am pleased with my results so far.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I think Capella offers and excellent online program.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

This school has been excellent at preparing me for my future career. I have been to interviews for my practicum cite and I am as competitive as those who go to a brick and mortar school. The staff is always helpful in every aspect of my education.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are the rich academic and career learning experiences Capella University provides. The cons are the periods of time my studies take away from my family time.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Cognitive Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Got My masters and now my PhD at this university. Love it. Easy to use on line course room. Availability of information is never an issue. Instructors are accessible and Knowledgeable and eager to help.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros of the graduate program was each instructor was knowledgeable in the subject area in which they taught and helped their students understand the material that was being learned within the online courseroom. The program allowed for open communication between each student and the instructors along with being able to put into practice what was learned in the courseroom during Residencies.
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