Capella University Reviews - Doctorate in Educational Leadership
I enjoyed the courses and found them highly relevant to my work; however, the dissertation/capstone experience was criminal. One committee member continually exceeded the ten day contractual review period and offered only two reviews during a five month period before approving it conditionally (and neglected to list the conditions). Now, it sits in school review where it has been for over five weeks; the guidebook states school review should take 14 days. As a result of these delays, I have been required to enroll in three additional dissertation courses to do nothing but sit and wait. What an egregious abuse of time and money. I am saddened and angry and feel powerless without recourse.
I rate as excellent! I thought very much a challenge and appreciated the readings and writing assignments. What was amazing was how the assignments ended up often supportive of my future dissertation writing. Being a full-time teacher there were times I had to put dissertation writing on hold for a fewweeks and my mentor was very supportive. I did not use financial services and wrote personal checks. It was worth giving up a few vacations and reastaurant visits to avoid student loans. I miss the classes and writing challenges.
In a busy, fast-paced life...Capella University's on-line programs made it possible to complete my career and educational goals. At the time of my enrollment (in 2012), I was a single-parent, I had just been promoted to a new position in my agency and could not spend the time away from my small child that I knew a traditional university would require. Capella University had great instructors, a rigorous academic path and made it possible for me to complete my doctoral degree in 4 years. For students looking for a credible, on-line learning community and academic program... I would recommend Capella University.
The staff does not know enough to tell you how to write a dissertation. When you have a problem there is no one to solve it. This school is only interested in your money. I would not recommend Capella to anyone. I owe $190,000 because they changed the program and wouldn't allow me to finish under the plan that I started. Capella was a costly mistake! I thought all schools were reputable and honest. One of my committee members quit because she said they were dishonest. I should have listened to her but I learned the hard way. Stay away from this school.
Hello, In my opinion, I could not have chosen a better institution of higher learning to earn my advanced degree. I am earning my Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management here at Capella. I am in my final year of study. Capella University has afforded me the opportunity to gain great knowledge and skills; grounded upon courses taught by knowledgeable professors who care and support student growth and development (especially adult learning). The university offers its students current/ up-to-date technological tools and provides user friendly training for implementation and proper application of those tools. If you are looking for knowledge and support towards earning a degree; Capella is the place for you.
While the program was rigorous, my committee chair and cohort were tremendously supportive and extremely encouraging! Other students have discussed their program success with similar sentiment. I highly recommend Capella for any Are and degree level.
I am very pleased with my choice of Capella University for online studies as a doctoral student. Not only is Capella University regionally accredited, but it's recognized as a quality institution over other online institutions. I found the enrollment team to be courtesy, helpful, and timely when I initially sought to enroll. In addition, I found the program faculty to be engaged and caring despite the barrier of distance with online education. What I enjoyed the most, though, is the combination of primary, secondary, and higher education teachers, instructors, and administrators in the program--we each brought something unique to the table with respect to our experiences and the issues/opportunities faced in our own institutions.
Capella has offered me an intense study into the effects of technology on education, prepared me to feel confident to continue my research in the field beyond graduation, and given me the confidence to serve as a leader in my school. The professors are extremely real world driven many of whom are doing research along side their students to continue to make an impact in the field together. Collaboration, flexibility, responsibility, real-world application, etc. are just a few of the descriptors I would use to describe the opportunities I've received from Capella University.
I have attended several online programs and by far Capella is the best. The resources and support that the scholars receive through this program are tremendous. The professors are very knowledgeable and informative. They assist their students in being successful. They want you to succeed and not fail. There is no better institution to study at; Capella is GREAT!!! Come see for yourself. L. Brown
Outstanding and challenging program. I received my MSN from a challenging online University and was well prepared for the structure of Capella. The instructors, financial aid, mentors, and IT are responsive and available and the technology assists in the learning process. This program is not for those who are not structured or prepared for deadlines and research level writing--excellent for those who are! The coursework including grant proposals and executive briefs strongly prepare the learner for real life.