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Capella University
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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
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Degree: Information Science/Studies
Graduation Year: 2020
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DO NOT go Capella University. Most the teachers do not even have Doctorate degrees and most have never worked in the fields they are teaching. I spent $80,000 + and was withdrawn from the school stating that I took too long to graduate. I was given very bad information and this is the worst school I have ever been to. The guidance is horrible and the teachers are the worst. DO NOT go Capella University. I have an Associates, a Bachelors, a Masters, and 5 certifications from OTHER universities and schools Capella is the WORST school I have ever been in contact with.

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The professors are amazing.
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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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I really loved my professors and had better relationships with them than I did with professors at my undergraduate land based school. All the professors I had were really very seasoned professionals and many of them also taught at land based schools as well. They genuinely cared and it showed. I think the biggest disappointment for me has been the bias and harsh opinions people form about the school without having any true or direct experience with the school or the academic team. Some companies boast of their discrimination against people from online schools. It's sad to see and makes me really question the quality of the schools they attended - particularly, since a good program will teach you about the importance of critical thinking, substantiating your work, minimizing bias by leveraging logic and sound analysis. I stand by the quality of my degree and my own capability, because I know how good my professors were and feel proud to be representing their teaching efforts. I'm very good at what I do.

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Great School
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Degree: Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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Capella has been an amazing school. It's professors and curriculum are completely applicable to each areas of learning. I would recommend this university to anyone who is motivated and has good time management skills. No more brick and mortar necessary for me.

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Degree: Security and Loss Prevention Services
Graduation Year: 1894
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The PhD program is a good old boys crappy program. I don't want to say any more because I don't want to talk anymore

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john - 16 days ago

I am just curious. Where did you get your Master's?

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Worst School - 7 days ago

Yes this true. Capella is the worst school. DO NOT GO TO CAPELLA!

Not flexible
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018
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I thought these guys were good until I had a major failure at work and asked for a one day extension. It was denied and I was told that work obligations are not a good enough reason for a 1 day extension. I don't think they will receive any more of my hard earned money. I am a full time employee that is on call. Give me a break!

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john - 16 days ago

You can't really blame your failure and your inability to manage your time to Capella University. Capella's academic requirements are demanding and challenging and not for the weak. The only person to blame is yourself.

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kelly - 6 days ago

major failure at work? well, well, well..another individual likes to blame someone for something. Perhaps you should have managed your time effectively and completed the work in a timely manner? You always have to anticipate and should have a plan of action for things that are unexpected. You can't succeed if you keep blaming somebody else instead of fixing and strengthening your weaknesses. You are not ready for undergrad or grad school. Perhaps you should try high school again since you're still acting like a teenager?

Made it possible to work and earn my Ph.D.
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Degree: Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I was able to work full time while earnings Ph. D. Capella offered me the flexibility to achieve this. During my journey life happened several times and Capella worked with me through the setbacks. I completed my degree this year and graduated in March. Thank you for a rigorous program that helped me grow professionally.

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DON'T DO IT
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Degree: Human Services, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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This has been a nightmare almost from the very beginning. They care about one thing and one thing ONLY... MONEY. They want it no matter what you get out or should I say don't get out of their program. The main mentors are horrible obnoxious individuals and really hate to give you any help.

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Emily - 23 days ago

So true!! All they care about it money. With one quarter left and all my financial aid exhausted at Capella - I am still in school mind you. They do not work with learners and are far from compassionate.

What ever you do - do not attend Capella.

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john - 16 days ago

Not true....

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TRUE - 7 days ago

This is SOOO true. All Capella cares about is MONEY. DO NOT GO TO CAPELLA!

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS
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Degree: Insurance
Graduation Year: 2015
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All the courses I have taken so far are very challenging. You have to put in a lot of time and energy to get good grades. Professors are all very professional and most are currently working in the IT field as a project manager, IA security officer etc. Most professors have degrees from prestigious universities. Expect not to have any weekends for two years! You have more homework compared with most traditional classrooms. If you're lazy, then this school is not for you.

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Degree: Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Graduation Year: 2014
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I read other reviews before enrolling in this program and I decided to ignore them, that is why I am writing this review. They all said that they did not learn anything and it was a lot of money for a piece of paper and I totally agree. If you want to get a masters with little effort and little learning than this is the program for you. I did enjoy getting 100 on every single assignment I submitted with little effort. But I would have enjoyed a good education as well. Just remember this when you decide if you would like to attend this school.

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john - 16 days ago

I don't know why you didn't learn anything after submitting all the requirements and reading the required materials. Not to mention the weekly discussion. Perhaps you have an issue retaining the information? Lack of reading skills?

Speaking for my experience, a high quality educ...
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012
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As with any education experience, you will have good teacher, instructors and professors, and bad ones. Out of all the courses I took, there are only two I would grade with a D or F. Those are not very bad odds in my meager experience. The courses were challenging with some downright difficult. I do not feel my money was wasted, I learned a lot and found a job within 2 months of graduating. Note, this was in 2012, so I cannot speak to the school since then. Most instructors seemed encouraging and appeared to care about the education of their students. The two I would rate very low failed to respond to student issues, questions or concerns. It was apparent that they were part-time instructors and were only there for the pay. Little more than opening the next week's activities and cutting the bare minimum of work was accomplished on their parts. One even incorrectly recorded my final grade, which would have dropped my GPA resulting in a loss of achieving Magna Cum Laude (a personal goal). However, every other educator was very helpful and engaged with students. Most responded to questions within hours and rarely beyond 24 hours. I was full-online and expected the education to be lesser than the traditional brock and mortar school. I was very wrong. I feel I was challenged even more online as the nature of online communications limit the amount of class cohesion and communication. It is quite independent and you are responsible for the level of effort. I feel my level of effort was fairly represented in my final achievements.

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Theresa Martineck - 24 days ago

Hi Ken,

Thank you for your opinion. I plan to begin my studies at Capella in eight days. My major will differ from yours, however, I would like it if we could possibly link up considering your success with earning.

In my previous education I found that whenever a negative comment was reported to the school about a teacher, the teacher corrected it immediately. Would you say that's how every situation is handled? What were your major motivators while attending? Are its professors experienced on the work front? I would like to hear more of your involvement in the school as well, including any extra-curriculum activities.

Please email me or find me on LinkedIN.

Thank you,

Theresa

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