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Capella University
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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
% career related to degree: 76%
Average reviewer salary: $58,269

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%
Healthcare Administration Average Rating
Percent Employed 80% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $50,000 % Degree Helped Career 100%

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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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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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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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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I was able to take my time and take classes at my own pace. I am graduating this fall. I will say, just like any collage I have great professors, good professors, ok and even one bad professor. But I found the work challenging and meaningful. I was able to use many of my ELCC activities to help advance my career and impress my principal.

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Um, you're graduating from college but you spell it "collage"? QED.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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The faculty and professors are the most professional and educated of anyone and surpass any college I have attended online or in a brick & mortar campus. Thank you Capella.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012
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As a REAL graduate from the BS - IT (Project Management) program I can safely say that this program was ideal for my situation. I worked full time throughout my whole program and had to dedicate evenings, weekends, spring breaks, etc. to keep up with the workload. Some courses were a natural fit for me, since I was already working in the industry my degree focuses on but they were not sleepers. I will say not all of the instructors were great about keeping the students informed, but ultimately its up to the student to take the initiative. I graduated with top honors (Summa Cum Laude) which took considerable effort and staying on top of all coursework. The only thing I would say to others considering attending would be that this school is very expensive compared to some other online programs that are now becoming available at other Universities that have more clout. But the fact that my program is highly accredited made the extra expense worth it for me.

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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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