Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 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: $14,842
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3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2019

I attend classes entirely online, which is why I have given the campus a 3/5 for safety- I can't speak for the campus. The curriculum I've encountered thus far has been fairly easy. For some, this is good, for others it may not be. Most of the class receives good grades, almost 100%, even when their work is grammatically incorrect or lacking in substantiation. It's hard to say whether the teachers actually read the assignments some of the time. The professors and advising staff are always quick to answer questions and are accessible to students. Professors at the graduate level are PhDs, so that makes for higher quality instruction. The school is for profit, which makes it very expensive. However, it is easy to get financial aid help and there are scholarships available as well.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe I got an excellent education from Capella. The only down side is that it is an online-based school, and I felt employers look down upon this still. I hope that this will change in the future, because I did get a great education, though I had to fight to defend my degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

I enjoyed each one of the classes that I took to complete my degree program. The orientation class (the first class you take before you get started with your program) was very helpful and it was one of the reasons why I believe I did so well. A good introduction was important to me and really a determining factor to if I would stay with the program at this institution or move forward elsewhere. I am happy with what I learned, their competency format is great. The professors were attentive, easy to communicate with, and did a good job explaining course expectations and content.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

If one is interested in taking classes completely online, I strongly recommend this school. The blackboard that is used is easy to navigate and there is always technical help available. The professors are greatly helpful and in the doctoral program, there are TAs in the classes that help also. The course work is not too heavy and there is always help among the other students as well as the professor. There are discussion to do weekly (either 1 or 2) and all assignments are posted as soon as the class starts. I completed my Master's program through Capella also. I was terrified of working on my final project to get my Master's, but Capella made it very easy. My whole last class was strictly for writing that final paper. Each week, a piece of the paper was due and the professor would provide great feedback. By the end of the class, the final paper was complete. The doctoral program has a lot of support. The classes can be taken at your own pace and in an order that benefits you. There are 3 residencies that need to be taken and they last a full weekend. The time is spent to prepare your topic for acceptance so that the study can be conducted. Most professors that I have had have been easily accessible whether over the phone or through email.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Marketing
Graduation Year: 2018

So far my education while attending Capella has been excellent. The amount of support they provide to help you get acclimated and to help you be successful in your courses is outstanding. I was initially very nervous about going back to school, and especially hesitant about going to school online. Capella's programs are perfect for those who work full time, and I have found that I am able to balance my work with my courses effectively. I am anticipating an A in my first course, and my great professor and academic coach helped tremendously! The MBA in Marketing fits perfectly for the goals I hope to achieve in my future. Looking forward to graduating!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2020

I am currently studying to earn my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. The experience has been great so far with challenging coursework. I am loving my courses, content, instructors, as well as peers. The cost of each credit is not too expensive where I believe the education is well worth the struggle.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2013

I enjoyed going to Capella. It allowed me to stay at home with my children and be a part of their activities. I was also, able to move when the military required us to move. I am applying to return to Capella University to earn a masters degree in Social Work. I am hoping to start in July.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

Capella university has offered me everything I wanted in a doctoral program. They have good degree programs, and a great student support staff. I can get answers in less than 24 hours. You will find this very important. I study 100% online, this allows me many more opportunities than if I was to go to a campus.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

Capella University is the perfect school for someone who is trying to further their education but would like to maintain a full-time job. You are able to build your curriculum around your lifestyle and the staff is so committed to helping you succeed and thrive in your academics.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2008

Capella has a great program. It is a stepping stone that helps a learner achieve success. It is worth the work. I love all I am learning in this program. Statistics are that are less than 1% of people receive a doctorate in any area. If this is a dream of yours to receive a degree, this is the time to stop dreaming and apply and start your doctoral journey today.
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