Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 797 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

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

Many of the categories above do not apply to me because I am an online student, so no rating was provided.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The program provides great detail in how to navigate through their system. They are extremely supportive and offer excellent resources.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

It really is much easier to work than a traditional brick and mortar schoo. At the time I applied, it was the only online school I could find that was CACREP accredited for the Counseling program. They are constantly readjusting the program to make sure that we meet the CACREP requirements but are not overloading the students. There is not as much socializing and meeting new people that you keep as long term friends due to the distances and limited contact. This does change at the Colloquia where you actually meet people face to face and spend almost a week with them. The professor I had there was amazing and I am saddened that I do not live close enough to her to have interned under her. Her skills and approach were truly wonderful. I greatly appreciate their screening of students for their capability to be a counselor beyond just good academics.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Have a wonderful opportunity to meet students at track Colloquium. Prepares students for dissertation process. The interaction with constant research on multiple subjects. Cons: Inconsistency of faculty involvement when it comes to support for students. Learners should be able to request what their expectations are from the professor's.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The school offers excellent programs that area tailored to the needs of working individuals and those with families. I love the atmosphere online and the professors have all been instrumental in ensuring my success as a graduate students. The academic advisors are also great an keeping the learners on track for graduation and providing reminders via email and phone calls to remind and assist learners with course registration each semester.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: The program was sufficient with student involvement, accountability and affordability. The financial aid, military accommodations and technical support facilitators gave proper guidance for a successful graduation. Cons: The blackboard format was difficult to learn and the inconsistent course facilitators on grading made each class transition challenging.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I believe that this graduate program will help me within my career choice. After entering the program I have learned a lot more. I'm being prepared to go all the way to help those who are in need of help in the future to come.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros to an online graduate program is the ability to work on your own time and not feel the pressure of deadlines. I have paced myself inorder to have my personal deadlines to getting assignment completed. The cons to online instruction is that you dont have the face to face ability to ask question how little or big they could be. Thus, leaving you in late nights questioning if you are using the best approach.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The pro is that Capella is one of two schools in the the nation with distance learning that hold a CRCREP certification. The down side is the amount of time it takes to complete the program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I love going to school at Capella, they have a great program and I have been able to network with other students and faculty.
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