Capella University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.28 out of 5.0)
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  • 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
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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2011

I was a little concerned when I started my Masters at Capella University because I had never been part of an online education. The advisors at Capella assured me that they would help me throughout the process, and they did. When I called with a concern they were also willing and able to help. The University did not guarantee a job after graduated, they did show how to find a job that fit my degree. They had many resources available for how to find a job. I found my dream job within three month of my graduation. My education gave me the ability to succeed, and i thank them for that. Also, I enjoyed my education there so much I decided to get my Ph.D. there, and I love my program
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Capella has courses with rigor and challenges students to be their best. Education is high quality and instructors are top notch. The program is online which makes it easy for people who are working full time like myself. Capella has activities that align with and prepare students for what awaits them in their careers.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Capella University. The format of this program is geared towards working adults and fits wonderfully with my busy professional/personal life. I would highly recommend this school to others based upon the instruction, opportunities to travel and engage in a colloquium and flexibility of the programs.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Marketing
Graduation Year: 2018

I'm currently attending Capella University's MBA program with a concentration in Marketing, and I love it! The biggest pros are that I didn't need to do any standardized testing to be admitted to the school, all of my classes are done online, and I can develop an academic plan that goes at my own pace. I've been working in the Digital Marketing field for the past 5 years, and I'm extremely passionate about my work. I always knew that I wanted to return to school to get my Masters so that I can continue advancing and growing in my career, but I didn't think it would be possible with my demanding work schedule. This is why I decided to go with an online program. I wanted to be able to complete my classes without having to go to a physical location. The only drawback I could foresee is that I wouldn't be able to interact with classmates and Professors as I'd like to, and I'm the kind of student that learns best from one-on-one discussions to flesh out new concepts/ideas. What I've come to learn, however, is that Capella requires us to participate in a Discussion forum at least twice a week (for all classes!) and respond to questions/concerns from our peers. They even have something called "Supplemental Instruction" where you can log into a conference call and speak with an "expert" on the subject for additional help. This has proven to be extremely helpful and still gives me the feeling of being in a physical classroom. For anyone interested in an online education, I'd highly recommend Capella. The coursework is rigorous and they truly help you accomplish your goals while being a Full-time employee (as most of their Graduate students are).
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2014

Capella's online master's program was an excellent option for my goals and lifestyle. I was able to work, and plan a wedding (as well as get married!), all while pursuing my degree. The professors were also extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They were always quick to respond to comments and questions, and provided helpful feedback on assignments. I love online programs, like Capella's, because it allows people like myself to live their life while still pursuing their goals.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019

Capella University offers degrees that meet every individual state requirement for graduation and state licensure requirements. They are COAMFTE and CACREP accredited. The Masters Program for Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy is rigorous but offers amazing benefits which many universities today lack in. They provide resources that assist with every course varying from tutors, writing assistance, hands on advisors, tool kits that equip you for each class. They provide graduate residencies, set up post-graduate work, and prepare you for each state license you must take after graduation.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

The college is exceptional but the only drawback I have encountered is the staff at the college. If I had anything to say to potential students, it is this. If the student feel they were wronged, the worst thing to do is complain. In doing you may bruise a staff members ego and that has repercussions.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2018

The flexibility of Capella University is what makes it so appealing to me. This is the second graduate degree that I am working on earning at Capella University. The faculty are very accessible. Even though I am attending online, I have never had to wait an excessive amount of time to get feedback regarding my work. The workload is very manageable. I am able to work my full-time job, and still have time to complete all assignments without feeling stressed to meet a deadline. The only con with Capella University is the complicated financial aid process. Sometimes, the aid is not awarded on time; therefore prompting many calls to the Financial Aid office. Overall, I am enjoying my experience at Capella University and would recommend this university to anyone considering post-secondary education online.
4.63 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program offers excellent online resources, technical support and access to faculty.The only con to the program is the absence of the on-ground atmosphere. This may be seen as a benefit as well. You gain a deeper understanding of the course material; fosters independence.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Good MSN Nursing Education program, however, is very expensive.
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