Capella University Reviews of in Accounting

  • 7 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
50% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - in Accounting

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Amber Williamson
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Capella is an excellent university. The professors go to extreme lengths to make sure you understand the material. The online course room is laid out in a format that is user friendly. Capella is my third online college that I have attended and is by far the best. I do not think I would have gotten as far as I have with my PhD without these professors. I would highly recommend Capella to any student no matter if they are adults returning to school or new graduates out of high school. Capella University has truly made an impact and a difference on my life. Thank you Capella!!!"
Tiffany Kern
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I love this school and how they teach at this school. I earned my bachelor's degree in accounting and I was able to get an accounting job while attending this school. I had a lot of great professors who would set up a time for me to call them when I needed help with an assignment. Capella University is accredited by acbsp which in the state of Illinois is a requirement to be able to sit for the CPA exam but you have to have some master degree classes taken before you can sit for it. I have had great experience with their traditional learning. I'm not a fan of their flex-path program but that's because I didn't feel like the instructors were that involved or helpful. I do recommend this school I just don't recommend the flex-path plus AICPA doesn't recognize competency based classes anymore so if you want to sit for the CPA exam take their traditional classes."
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I literally wish I could give this school a negative star. This University is the sorriest excuse for a school I have ever researched. Like seriously do your home work before considering this school. Look at their classes and make sure they have the classes you need, to not only achieve the degree you want, but also that you will be proficient in the career path you are choosing to get into. So I will be going to school to get my bachelors degree in accountancy to be able to sit for my CPA Exam when i am done. So, to be able to sit for the exam you must have very specific amount of credits and specific classes you must take take be able to sit for the exam. So I am going through Capella's classes and checking off the classes I need from my state. And I am noticing Capella's CPA Pathway program is lacking TREMENDOUSLY! Now the course requirements per my state isn't asking for any crazy or irrational. They require stuff like, a class in AUDITING. Which Capella doesn't offer AT ALL in the BA in accountant CPA Pathway Program. What kind of school offers a degree in accountancy but don't offer Auditing? Another class they do not offer which is required is Financial Reporting, or anything dealing with spread sheets. They are misleading students left and right. I was told by my enrollment agent they are up to date with each states licensure requirements. THAT IS A LIE. If i had gone through with their program and lies, I would have graduated looking like a fool trying to sit for my CPA Exam and being turned away because i am missing a tone of course credits. DO YOUR HOME WORK. Make sure you will be getting the education you need to excel in the career you are PAYING to get into. Because they will have you twisted and not knowing basic things to go out and get a job! I bet you, if they offered a literature degree they wouldn't even review Romeo and Juliet or if they offered an composers degree you wouldn't review Mozart. Like that's how ridiculous this school is! They are a joke."
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I love the self-paced program offered at Capella. Working at my own pace has allowed me to get more of my schooling complete (while working full time) than I ever thought possible. However, I wish that the instructors were more engaged; most of the time when I have a question about an assignment, I am directed to speak with a tutor. What is the point of having an instructor for a class if they are not instructing?"
Michelle Evans
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I love my courses and time management is the key! Not yet finish, but I am staying on the right track. My C.P.A. program is perfect. You have to stay focus and complete all assignments and quizzes. If there's problems teachers and faculty is always there to help."
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I have been left no choice but to write you as my efforts at Capella seem effortless. Instructors will grade the wrong paper, and keep the incorrect 7% score in the gradeb ook. Furthermore, the advisors (T.B.) do not return phone calls unless you make a "phone appointment by following the link in the signature of the email". In over a week, I have not received phone calls back from Dr. G. T.B,  F.H. or Dr. B. ,B-W., even though I left them all voice messages. I have been on the schools' Twitter page and Facebook to complain, but no one seems to care enough to contact me. I will be sending more email chains soon."
Laurel, Capella Staff
Responded: 8/31/2016

Hi, Terrica. Thank you for sharing your concerns. I believe a representative from the school has reached out; please continue to work with our teams that have been in touch with you. If you have additional concerns, please email us at and include your full name and learner ID number.

Teresa Rodriquez
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I applauded Capella University out of necessity because I finished up by BS in Business Admin and they have multiple accreditation. However, I was recently kicked out of my course room due to financial aid ineligibility. I would be happy to pay, but it appears that they prey on student loans. I am now stuck out and was kicked out of the course room in which I have a 93. Seek something else and do not hesitate."