Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 783 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.58 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The public administration program is very good
3.42 out of 5.0
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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
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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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

My program is not inexpensive, however it its worth the cost for the extensive education criteria that I will be receiving.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that Capella has been a great experience for me, as a grauate student. Overall, I think that the faculty and staff have been great.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

This school is great. I really enjoy the interactions that I have had with the faculty and other students. The classes are challenging, but not to the extent that they are impossible to understand. If there is ever a problem, I know that I can go to my professor or academic advising team and the problem will be resolved quickly.
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