Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
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  • 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

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.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel the pros are that I am learning more than I expected from an online program and the professors are willing to help you when you donot understand the work. The cons are the cost and I keep missing the scholarship deadlines due to family and work obligations. When I look to apply the scholarship deadline has already passed. Overall it is still a great school and I cannot wait to finish my program.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

I'm am pleased with the overall online program. The advantages of online program is that it allows flexibility, self-paced tutorials. Electronic access to textbooks and library for extensive research. The Professors are friendly, understanding, and very helpful.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015

I love this program. However, I do not need to worry about campus safety, social life, surrounding area, or transportation. The professors are very helpful, my classmates always respond to each other.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2014

when doing online classes you must have good time management skills - other than that I think the education I am recieving from Capella is first rate
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel the con about my program is the communication to provide a realistic exception is not provided when applying to the university. The pro's of the program are the quality of instructors.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2014

pros the program is great the workload is not that hard the cons the tuition is super high
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