Capella University Reviews

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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
% career related to degree: 89%
Average reviewer salary: $69,375

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 33% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 60%
Counseling Average Rating
Percent Employed 67% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $110,000 % Degree Helped Career 50%
Clinical Psychology Average Rating
Percent Employed 75% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $100,000 % Degree Helped Career 33%

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Student Reviews

Not recommended
Michelle -
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.

DO NOT ENROLL
coachgirl147 -
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.

Stay Away!!!!
E.A -
Degree: Education, Other
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I am so embarrassed for falling for the for profit education trap. I work this industry - I should have known better. This school is a PREDATOR. They are a joke. They have elevated tuition rates for inferior educational services. Everything is pre-made (syllabi, assignments, discussion questions, etc.) Grades are never posted. You'll write 20 page papers and get NO FEEDBACK. How can a Master's level program offer no feedback?! STAY AWAY!! There are public universities that also offer completely online programs - those are your best bet. For profit colleges are FINANCIAL PREDATORS - STAY AWAY!!!!

Worst School EVER!
Mary Verv -
Degree: Psychology, General
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The individuals who "work" at Capella are the most difficult I have ever had the displeasure to deal with. As soon as they've got you signed up, any help they pretended to provide stops. They have many excuses as to why they can't provide things like answers to your questions, help with program advice, etc. Professors are mostly non-existent in courserooms. Grades are provided whenever they feel like posting them. Ask a professor a question and you MAY get an answer prior to the due date of the assignment but most likely NOT. Rubrics are vague and extremely subjectively worded - leaving interpretation of how you are graded to a "best guess" method. If you were thinking about this school - think again. NOT a good choice unless you like to spend money, and lot of it, for nothing.

Great school
Richard Bowen -
Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2013
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I received a BSBA from Capella 12/2013. I started at Capella after taking engineering and business / accounting courses at 3 different Universities. The major benefit with Capella was that if I moved, which occurred frequently with work, I was not required to take additional courses at a new school due to minimum credit requirements for graduation. I transferred in credits from the other 3 schools and dispute moving twice was able to stay with 1 school through graduation. I retired at 40 not needing a degree to succeed in my field and decided to go back to school just for the heck of it. I enjoyed the classes because the level of discussion on some topics was that of skilled professionals instead of 20 year olds with no life or business experience. This school offered classes on par or better than those I attended at both private and public schools. As far as technology, the site was easy to navigate and worked fine with both Chrome and IE. I would recommend researching any program you plan to enter but in general Capella was an excellent experience for me.

Is Capella right for you? Maybe.
Jose -
Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2011
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First things first. I did not attend this university in hopes of forwarding my career. I was in line for a promotion already that was dependent on having a master's degree. It did advance my career, but I could have attended any other university for my master's degree and I could have said the same thing. That being said, I very much appreciated my time at Capella. My ability to become and independent thinker, researcher, and learner are due in large part to this school. If you want guidance and need your hand held, do not attend this school. If you have a solid educational foundation, this is a great place. I never thought I would enjoy writing research papers as much as I did for this program...and yes, every class I took had a major writing component. There are certainly drawbacks, but I can think of drawbacks for every brick and mortar university of have attended. This program allowed me to thoroughly and critically think about my opinions, not just spew at the mouth like I would in group settings in other classes I have attended. I am very pleased with this experience.

Bad experience- No job and a mountain...
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Graduation Year: 2012
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I earned my degree from Capella and had straight A's. I could not get an interview with the organization I earned my degree from which seems strange. The faculty chair for my program "moved on to other opportunities" Here I am today with an advanced degree and no job. I feel like I was scammed.

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Degree: Counseling Psychology
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I am in my second quarter with Capella. I received my Bachelor's degree from a traditional campus in Ohio. So far I am very pleased with the content in my classes, and the instructors in which I have had. The school has some setbacks as every school would have, but overall I have enjoyed my Capella experience. Reading reviews of people who say instructors are not there, my thoughts are as follows. This is just like any other university, instructors do not babysit the class, it is up to you to ask questions when struggling with anything. Online learning can make it seem harsher, but in reality instructors do not know when you struggle with something especially if they cannot see you face to face. Overall both I have had have been extremely helpful, yes it appears as if they may not be there sometimes, but a quick e-mail or phone call and they pop up and are right there for any guidance or help. :)

CAPELLA IS A RIPOFF
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Degree: Management Science
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This college is a joke. Do NOT attend here. It is a complete 100% rip off. BUYER BEWARE. Having a 3.93 GPA I failed the comprehensive exams twice. The facilitator who confronted on the fact that the readers of the exam did not read the question and judged me on a question they did not ask informed me they would have to include it next time and it was too bad for me.

Capella University is a poor school
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
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My time at Capella University has been a very poor one. The administration and professors are money motivated and do n to care about the students.

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