Challenged Professor - 6/13/2015
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2010
"I earned a Ph.D in Human Services in 2010. Did I know that studying at a for profit institution would be a gamble? Yes, I did. Still, as a professor at a community college already working on a tenure track back in 2003, I can assure you that I weighed the pros and cons of enrolling very carefully. Ultimately, Capella is/was fully accredited and it allowed me the flexibility to work full-time, raise a family, and reach my highest educational goal. As a professor myself, at no time did I ever feel as though my program's curriculum was second rate. All of my professors, courses, mentors, and residential requirements were challenging. I learned a lot and have drawn upon my years at Capella to earn tenure and contribute to my discipline. All that said, my credentials have been "put down" by some of my less than enlightened colleagues at my institution and elsewhere. All I can do is my best as an alum. To be very candid, it is my assertion that the differences between a non-profit and a for-profit University are actually few and far between. For example: non-profit administrators are eager to see a "surplus" of funds in any given year... surplus is another name for "profit." In closing, I value my earned Ph.D from Capella University and recommend the institution for adult, non-traditional learners."