Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 796 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

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013

Great School so far. Cant wait to walk across the stage.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that the Graduar Progam, I am in at Capella University is very competitive and i enjoying the classes. What I like about it is I only take one class per session, which I feel is great.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Although I have just started, I can tell how great the program will be. I'm couselor has been fantastic and flexible with obtaining all the answers to all the questions that I ask. Never make me feel like I ask to many. I get the feeling like I'm the only student when he speaks to be to assist me with all of my questions. I was undecive with my program selection and he made it simple for me to choose the path that I wanted. I enjoy that all the resorces that I need are clicks away when I need them. Capella makes the learning progess very enjoyable. I can't find any con's to this program or school.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2016

I have been so pleasantly surprised by Capella's quality of instruction, student interaction and staff support.
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!!!
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