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Capella University
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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
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Average reviewer salary: $60,227

Capella University's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Psychology Average Rating
Percent Employed 60% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $15,000 % Degree Helped Career 60%
Clinical Psychology Average Rating
Percent Employed 67% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $80,000 % Degree Helped Career 50%
Counseling Average Rating
Percent Employed 75% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $60,000 % Degree Helped Career 40%

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The best choice!!!!!!
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2010
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Capella University has been a great find for me! I started 4 years ago and will soon be graduating, super excited!! The flexibility of being able to go to class right in the confounds of my home in the living , with my children and not having to fork over money for day care was my greatest blessing. Anyone who's anyone who desires to go back to college and can't afford to leave your children or your current job situation (because just because your in school rent and bills don't stop) then Capella university is the right school for you! Good luck and God bless.

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Financial Aid runs a shady business!
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Degree: Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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Be aware of financial aid charging for a class when a student never entered into a online class. This is highly unethical and is just a shame that a school runs a business like this.

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You get what you put in
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2006
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I have studied on campus (bachelor's), weekends/evenings (Master's), and online (mostly; doctorate) and Capella's clinical psychology program was one of the most challenging programs I had experienced. Yes, the lack of APA accreditation is an obstacle, but one they do not hide or attempt to muddle. You know what you are getting. (It also bears saying that APA's own distance education task force (in 2005) found no discernible difference in online education - yet still protected the status quo by refusing to accredit distance delivered programs). The program was not perfect but none is. The mix of hands on seminars (Year-in-Residence) and online classes allowed me to fulfill a lifelong goal to earn a PhD in clinical psychology. During my internship, it was the graduate of a McUniversity program who needed remediation - not the distance program student. The one caveat is that you need to be prepared with a high level of drive. They will not hand hold; you have work for this degree - which you should know if you are seeking a doctorate.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
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These reflect my personal experience with Capella. These may or may not be the "norm" Pros: They counted my certifications towards college credit They transferred all of my previous coursework and it was easy to petition for classes to count. Their IT program is ABET accredited Quarterly schedules - take classes all year round for quicker degree completion They let me transfer 3 years of credit Teachers are very understanding about people having full-time jobs/careers Very good with VA benefits - they do all of the paperwork on their end, you just call and confirm every month. Auto-Registration: create your academic plan and get automatically registered for all of your classes when the quarter comes around - helpful planning. Cons: I was promised a scholarship, I have yet to receive it (my second quarter here). I am very disgruntled at having to call and email with little response. It has been almost a week since my initial attempt to email my concerns, I am still waiting for a response. Expensive, as in one of the most expensive online schools ever; they are more expensive per quarter credit hour than most schools are for semester hours. A majority of the courses have assignments/coursework that is not clearly defined. Teachers have had to go back and post examples of what they want to clarify in multiple classes. Some of the really interesting courses (ie. computer forensics) are only offered one quarter every other year - which means you might get lucky and have the prerequisites in time, or you may never take the class. I was wanting to take some, but they are offered AFTER my projected graduation. I'm not waiting on graduation for one class I *want* to take when others will fulfil requirements. Auto-Registration: If you are automatically registered for your classes and they change the course, you won't get auto-enrolled into the new required class. Required beginner course for every degree program: I understand they want you to get familiar with their delivery style, but mandating a very boring and useless course for introductory purposes is 1) expensive for the learner 2) redundant because they required a tour of the online campus prior to registration, which included an imitation class. There is no way to test out of this course.

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Capella University
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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Currently working on Masters in organizational psychology. Program has engaging online platform with lots of scholarly resources and library. They also offer writing courses and personal review of written materials which is very helpful to students. the interaction on the discussion boards helps everyone learn from other students. The degree programs are focused and specific to meet the needs of ones chose field of interest.

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My time at Capella
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Degree: Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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My program has been a great experience for me in understanding leadership in education. Capella has been very professional throughout the process. There were some setbacks but they worked with me and are helping me achieve my goal.

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Degree: Security and Loss Prevention Services
Graduation Year: 2016
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Overall the experience has been good. Most of the teachers are informative and interactive. They often truly show a desire to assist the student in achieving goals. The weekly subject matter is usually challenging but the weekly discussions help generate fresh views and better understanding of the weeks subject.

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Graduation Year: 2012
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I found it hard that students who are unable to write their names are online succeding at Capella. I know half of the students whose children and husband completed their home work and they were awarded a degree. How does Capella hold their students accountable? There is a joke in the community that anyone can to go Capella and get a degree and that hurts.

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Melissa Calderon - about 17 hours ago

Hello! Muna, I am currently a student a Capella University and I promise you I do all my own work. I work hard to complete my course work as I did at any land school that I attended. And as far as the claim you made in regards to people doing someone else online class work for them, that can happen at any school land or online. But in the end the person who failed to do their own class work are the ones who will suffer when they find that they will be unable to hold a job or find a job, in their field of study because they will be unqualified simply because they failed do complete and read their own class work. So I will advise anyone if your expect to find and keep a job in your field of study or in any profession job do your own work so you can save yourself the embarrassment of looking like a complete idiot in the future.

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Degree: Human Services, General
Graduation Year: 2013
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Different strokes for different folks! Each online school will have its pros and cons and Capella's no different. Unfortunately there will not be a school that 100% without flaws. This is an online institution and as far as I am concerned has done very well in terms of communication and providing me with the resources I need to be successful here. I attended a brick and mortar for my B.S. and ran into a few issues during my 4 years as I had just a few as well while in Capella but nothing to be upset about. Yes Capella is "expensive" but let's face it in comparison to what? I look at my education as an investment in myself and I understand the value of it. I received my Master's degree from here in 2013 and I am in my second quarter of my PhD program. I am very pleased with Capella. I would definitely recommend them. I currently work in higher education but still chose to go with Capella :-)

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What does one do in Texas with an MA in Mental ...
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Degree: Human Services, General
Graduation Year: 2010
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In a nutshell...I really enjoyed my time learning at Capella and I learned a lot in my field of Mental Health Counseling. My issue is that at least in my state of Texas I have not been able to find employment using this degree because no one has heard of a "Mental Health Counseing" degree. It was difficult to pin down at the time of enrolling that this would happen. Then way into the program I realized it would be impossible to do the internship which might have helped as it would have "licensed" me. I am unclear though if even that would have helped me find a career in my field in this state using a Capella degree.. The internship required a week out of state four times and I could not afford to do this. There is a lot more I could say but the bottom line is I could not get a position using this degree (Mental Health Counseling). In other fields at Capella it may be different. A brick and mortal school has a job placement office and some resources to help with using one's degree in one's area. Online schools located in another state are not going to have that.resource for a graduate. So I have a huge financial debt I cannot pay with student loans that I accrued. I was foolish to go this route. At the time if I was going to go back to school the only was possible for me was to do it online. I did learn a lot and find no fault with the program itself. I blame myself for not being astute enough to figure out what was coming ahead.

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Pat - about 1 month ago

Many people have heard of a mental health program ., as a matter of fact I have had former professor speak of the program and many online colleges have this program. I think that's pretty sad Texas is so behind with all the mental health problems we face in America. Perhaps you should have really researched but the training you could not afford was much needed in furthering your experience.

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T.B. - about 1 month ago

Mental Health is definitely relevant and a growing field. I entered into this program and after a year I opted out due to the internship. I did my research. That is what it is all about. Doing your research. An internship for me is unrealistic because I work a full time job and would not be able to travel and take x amount of days off or months off for it. And with the licensing requirements and I looked at the jobs in the area. It was more beneficial for me to go into a more broader program, so I switched into Human Services. It was a great decision!

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Felix - about 1 month ago

Your an idiot sorry to say it. If you wanted to do mental health counseling you should have reviewed the licensing requirements. Most states including Texas require an internship and practicum hours before you can apply for licensure. With a Masters degree you can either take the LPC or Psychological associate to practice as a counselor. Both have state licensing requirements I would encourage you to look into them and see what requirements you are deficient. I'm from Texas just completed my degree at UTB, and definitely know there are many positions available in the mental health field.

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Angie - 18 days ago

I graduated with this same degree last year and I was able to get a job at one of the local hospitals here in Dallas. Also it's not the internship that you do out of state it's the colloquium. If you went to UNT which was were I was going before I went to Capella you will see it's the same degree. I am sorry that you are having such a hard time finding a job however.

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