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Capella University
103 Reviews
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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
% career related to degree: 82%
Average reviewer salary: $62,813

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 50% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $10,000 % Degree Helped Career 60%
Business Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $50,000 % Degree Helped Career 80%
Counseling Average Rating
Percent Employed 75% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $60,000 % Degree Helped Career 40%

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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 - 3 days 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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Graduation Year: 2008
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I would go somewhere else. The bachelors and master's programs are okay but when it comes to the doctorate program I would definitely think twice before attending here. It seems to become a never ending wheel of spending money with no results. Save yourself some and look around. Go somewhere else. I would say a whole lot more but I will say just this. I would not recommend the doctorate program to anyone.

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2016
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I agree with some of the others learners. The school is all about money and not the students. The advisors are not helpful at all. The professors give no feedback. It seems that they give you a grade. I hate that I ever enrolled in this school. PLEASE BEWARE!!!

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Great Experience!
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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I've been attending Capella since 2010, and am 1 year away from completing my BS in Business. It hasn't been easy, be prepared to work hard to get good grades, but the instructors and advisers have been great to me every step of the way. Because of my work schedule and travel, this program has worked perfectly for me.

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Capella was great for ME!
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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Capella is a wonderful school! It was for me. I went to school online and the instructors were wonderful! If I had a problem they would email me right away or call me at home. They were understanding and I never had a problem receiving my grades. When I started the psychology program I was told upfront that I would have to maintain a 3.0 average and I did not find anything strange about this at alll. It made me stay at the top of my game. I received my degree in the mail last week and I am so proud. I am thinking very hard to see if I can get in the doctorate program and I am not a young student. Hurrah for Capella!!!

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2005
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Capella is a great option for working professionals trying to enhance their skills.

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Capella University good school
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2001
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Like anything else in life you get out if it what you put into it. I attended a 4 year resident State university for my BA and did very few papers or projects. Did attend a lot of lectures and sat many exams. Capella, Graduate School of America when I started, was more real world experience. Professors had weekly contact with me and provided good feedback on work. Yes the tuition is a bit high but my employer offered tuition reimbursement so I didn't have an issue. Courses were well structured and easy to follow. Only advise I can offer is really research any school you plan to attend and make sure they are regionally accredited accept no other type of accredation and if they don't give you that info up front run.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2009
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I finished my degree in 2009. The degree I obtained took my career to the next level. I thought the classes where challenging but rewarding. I would recommend this college, if you are trying to advance your career in Information Technology.

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Not recommended
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2016
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Tuition is not 11,000 it is 16,133.00 per quarter they will lie and you have to maintain and 3.0 if you don't then they will cancel your Aid.

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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2010
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This school is all about money!!! They do not care about the people this is a profit school and you will not be treated as student, but a customer. They do not follow-up on anything. You will have to beg them for information and then when they delay the process of getting you in on time it becomes your fault. The enrollment clerk even sent me a un-professional e-mail where she was talking about me to her boss. Quick run! There are better schools out there try a private school or one like Northcentral University where you really do have a one-on-one relationship with your instructors. Do not go here it is not going to end well.

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