Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CACREP
  • 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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4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Enrolling at Capella University is an excellent opportunity for those graduate students who value learning in a non-traditional manner. Capella's online education provides students with an opportunity to incorporate both a professional and educational career within their busy lifestyle. Courses are ten weeks long and encompass a substantial amount of information during this time frame. The transferable qualities of dedication and commitment achieved throughout Capella's program are very relevant to the professional workforce. Although many instructors are active participants in the classroom, much of the education is independent studies. In other words, students engage in independent research and writing development throughout the entire curriculum. Academic supports are offered; however, one must reach out to this department versus them contacting you as a means of checking in. All in all, Capella University is one of the top online accredited graduate programs providing an invaluable education to those students who demonstrate a willingness to learn in a diverse community.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella allows the adult learner to continue their education with a flexiable schedule and excellent faculty to assist in your journey!
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011

I felt that the pros of the program was convenience. I enjoyed being able to work and achieve my master's degree in psychology. The degree also allowed me the opportunity to obtain a job working in a local community college teaching psychology. The cons were that I did not have the opportunity to complete a thesis. I was not able to implement my own independent research. Other than that the program provided me the opportunity to teach psychology which was a big plus. Overall, I was happy with my education.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I have enjoyed the online classes thus far, the cost of schooling is overall ridiculous.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Capella University offers an abundance of resources that help the students to have a positive experience with taking online classes. The academic counselors at Capella contact each student periodically to make sure that their graduate experience is a great one. Capella has an excellent orientation seminar that helps new online learners to have a positive online experience. Last but not least Capella is a nationally accredited institution. Capella does not offer face to face classes where student who may learn differently may have a chance to excel in class. Capella has some financial aid but not enough to cover each and every major.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel the pros of the graduate program that I'm enrolled in is that the courses are directly related to the major and they have very valuable learning.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Don't think that "online" means "easy". Capella's programs are challenging and demanding, but the curriculum is excellent. I learned a lot as a Capella student!
2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The public administration program is very good
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Capella has some excellent faculty. However, as with any institution there are those who are less than stellar. Capella frequently changes program requirements. It almost feels like they are purposely extending the time to complete the program to get more money.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Do not look at the "overall" as this is a calculated number... As an online program several of the ratable categories do not exist for an online program with minimal "campus" experience. The residential colloquia have been revised since I began with the intent of moving learners more quickly through the dissertation process. I found the academic demands of the program on a par with another Research 1 institution and rigorous enough to feel competent to compare my preparation with any other PhD. Capella is a well run, academic institution with a new modern model, and should not be lumped with other for profits. This is not a diploma mill.
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