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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Since the program is completely on-line, many of the scoring categories don't apply (which brings down the total score). Capella University on-line offers high quality education with exceptional faculty. If you think on-line education is somehow easier, or less rigorous, you are in for a surprise. You must commit to your education and understand that you have to work hard. The courses are challenging-you must engage the learning opportunities on a very personal level to succeed. If you commit, you will be very pleased.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Capella is a great school. The work can be very challenging in some courses. I always find myself with more work than my friends who attend land based institutions. Which kind of baffles me especially since the school believes that it caters to the schedules of working professionals. Certification is not possible with all degrees, and it's left completely up to the student to conduct all research for possibilities for certification.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Capella's advisors are vested in the success of their students. However, the cost of education is extremely expensive.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the program are the academic support received from the instructors, and the dialog provided by your peers to help clarify course materials, questions, and the expertise of the instructors in your area of expertise.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Capella University has challenging graduate programs with outstanding staff and technical assistance. Online classes allow you to work fulltime and study.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I am majoring in child and adolescent development which is a psychology based program. I love Capella for the most part, but some of the classes I do not find applicable in my future endeavors as an adolescent therapist. It is a rigorous program which I am on my 3rd year of and still have 4 1/2 quarters left until graduation. Overall, the information has been very valuable, but as I stated earlier some is very tedious and unimportant to me. Overall, the professors have been helpful, but some contridict what is written in the rubric/syllabus by describing it differently on the discussion board, but still grading with an inappropriate rubric based on their suggestions. I would suggest that the rubrics are reinforced and professors take some time to explain exactly what they are looking for in a paper/post. With all of these suggestions, I would NOT choose to go anywhere else except Capella University!!!
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I like the program with online classes and discussions. Intense research and assignments, which improve knowledge. No transportation needed. Technology works well.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Areas that I left blank were not applicable to me. I think the Human Resource Management program at Capella University is excellent! The faculty as well as the advisors have been very instrumental to my success. i am fortunate to have the opportunity to complete my degree online.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

I love attending Capella Unversity online. I work full time, my work week varies from 35 plus hours a week. Capella provides me an opportunity to work full time and focus on my education. The staff and the students are great.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

The program was just what I needed to propell me in the direction of my purpose. I am thankful to all who were there to assist me on this journey. If this program was not what I needed I would not be considering continuing on to my PhD. I feel Capella has prepared me to go all the way.
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