Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 761 respondents

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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
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4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Learning from others in your cohort, skills learned can be applied right away Cons: Lack of professor interaction in the forum, expensive
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Attending an online university has its pros and its cons. I enjoy not having to drive to a class at a designated time. I like knowing my deadlines in advance and working at my own place to complete the assignments. The course load is just as (if not more) extensive as “on-land” courses. The only con is not having the ability to go back to courses taken more than 90 days ago.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Really good program and the advisors are very helpful. The work with you throughout your school year.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

 In the midst of my first year with Capella University and it is unlike any other university I have experienced before. Pros: Flexibility of School Accessible Professors Easy to Navigate System Responsive Classmates Great Enrollment Counselors Cons: None so far!
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella is affordable and offers a flexible schedule with the online environment that works for the adult learner.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2013

I felt the program was challenging but have so far been unable to obtain a new position with the advanced degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros are not having time to attend a classroom so I can go on line; however, the cons are not having a live person accessible for instruction.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Although the initial reasoning for starting an online program was based on being a military spouse, this program does allow annual face-to-face contact with professors and peers. This experience has been difficult when trying to communicate through technology at times; however, professors have been open to phone communication which has been helpful throughout my education.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Capella University offers a rigourous program with great support by faculty and statt. Financial aid options for doctorial learners once enrolled is limited.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

The flexibility of doing an on line program is great for someone like me with a busy schedule. Although I think I would benefit from more face-to-face contact, the school still does a good job of keeping students connected through the design of its courses.
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