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: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 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: $14,842
Source: NCES

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4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

Capella is a pretty good school.They do not require the GRE. I think that they should. But otherwise, they are great.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Capella University has helped me develop as a person, student, and employee. I feel that the online Masters of Business Administration program offered by Capella helps push students to become technologically savvy; as well as, independent. Capella has given me the tools needed to become successful as a student without just giving me the answers. Research, time, and dedication are needed to fully develop the skills of a MBA graduate. Capella is a school that requires hard work to succeed and I feel that they will assist you with finding resources to help you do so. I am now confident in myself to take on projects in my career because I have formed the critical thinking skills that my employers can depend on and trust. I am truly happy with the education that I am receiving through Capella and I would recommend this school to others that are looking for a challenge.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

This program is online and can accomadate most learners at any stage of life. It was the only way that I was able to return to school and I am very pleased by the amazing faculty and support I receive, especially for an online program.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

I think completing a degree online is often times difficult, but I have found success with Capella. It is a hard and demanding program, but the rewards will be much greater. This is my first online experience and I think it is great. The biggest challenge is financing. There are limited or no resources for graduate programs unless it is loans.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

Convenient, flexible and hands-on experience.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Attending Capella University has been a wonderful experience and is a choice I am glad I made. The instructors are willing to help learners reach their personal and educational goals while helping learners gain the necessary education for meeting those goals. The support staff is great and helpful with issues that learners may have from financial aid to the library.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I have no "cons" about Capella. Everyone has been extremely helpful in answering all of my questions in a very prompt manner. Navigating the system is not difficult at all; and should I have questions, the staff is simply an email or phone call away.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall its a good program for those that have busy full time jobs and need a degree to get ahead but don't have time to do executive programs. The school uses technology which I really like and teaches you a great deal about the different types of technology. Workload isn't that much if you're use to juggling work loads in undergrad.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I am just beginning at Capella University. I can only hope that my attendance and success at the university is in comparison to their application process, which was wonderfully simple.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

The pro to this program was that when I enrolled with an enrollment advisor I was told that I could choose my speacialization later because I ws not sure which one I wanted to do, I wanted to reseach each available one. I had no problem with my coursework, graduated with Distinctions and a 3.871 GPA, all A's and one B. CON-I decide to schoose my specialization in addiction counseling, since I already had a certificate I took at a community college at the same time I was going to this college, and worked, and a single mother. They denied me, and when I asked why they said they did not have to give me a specific reason. This bothered me, I tried to get answers from student advisor and program director, ut no one could explain why thats how they did it but that is how it is done. Next I find out my prgram no longer exists, but those who had started will get credit for their MS. I tried again to sign up for a specialization in Mental Health Counseling, and again was denied. Same procedure. I was very upset, especially when I graduated in May 2012 and got a position as a psychotherapist only to learn I could not get my temporary license to practice TLPC because I needed CACREP, what Capella sold me one from the beginning but never folloed through. I was very angry now. I sought out other universitites and found Walden who had now problem accepting me and enrolling me in a CACREP program with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis. I started their in October 2013, that is how quick I had to get on the ball before student loans needed attention. Now thanks to all that time in one MS at Capellla and using my student loan money there, I cannot get a Doctrine's and I am barely going to be able to have enough to finish this program. Thanks Capella. Feel free to contact me if you believe something was done wrong here.
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