Capella University Reviews - Human Resources

4.26 out of 5 stars
(13 Reviews)
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90% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 13 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
Virginia Moore - 12/5/2018
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2018
"Their learning is set up in an acceptable manner, however feedback is often not timely. Their FlexPath Financial Aid is a joke. The rules change, or should I say the rules they cite change regularly with out notification. There is no accountability at all. I have multiple emails guaranteeing that my Financial Aid was covered when it was not. Leaving me with a large bill. I even extended a class on their recommendation due to a supposed change in the deadline, this is just costing me significant funds. In addition their in ability to appropriately verified to third parties may cost me additional monies."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Student at Capella - 11/16/2018
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2018
"I have been attending Capella University on the flex path program for a little over a year now and I do enjoy it. I am a mother, daughter, friend, worker, wife, Aunt, etc. so having time to fit in college was hard. My first experience with college before Capella was good, but it also took a lot of time out of my night, the seminars were scheduled so late that I was exhausted and it required so much of my time I almost didn't graduate. I like the flex path program because it is convenient and fits in my busy schedule. You get what you put into it though. If you write an amateur paper, you will get an amateur grade so this course is more for people who want to succeed quicker and put in the effort as a self-paced person. I saw some other reviews that were bad but again if you don't put in the work, be prepared to get bad grades. I have never used a tutor because I don't need one and yes some of my instructors are ghosts but I never had a bad experience."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Alicia M. - 9/23/2018
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am a single mother and working a full-time job as well. I am currently working towards my Master's in Human Resources. Capella has made this journey easy simply due to the online classes, counselors, professors, and Dr.s that teach classes. The staff is very knowledgeable and has brought awareness to ideas in areas of the realm of the Human Resource world I would have never thought of. Any time I have called Capella with a question or concern they have always had answers and were very prompt with the answers. This includes financial aid to academic planning. I feel the program I am in is very valuable and I have witnessed the things I have learned being implemented in my current workplace."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Joelle Okieri - 2/22/2018
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2017
"Capella University was a tremendous opportunity and experience for me. The learning system was very appropriate and it gave me the chance to manage my timeline accurately where every tools where just available for my advantage. I will recommend to check it there."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Samantha W. - 2/21/2018
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2018
"Capella has been absolutely phenominal to work with. I started with the guidedpath program and while I was learning a lot, it didn't offer me the flexibility that I needed as someone who typically works over 40 hours a week on top of school. My counselor offered me the option to switch to Flexpath which was more convenient for me. She walked me through each and every step of the process and made me feel confident in my choice. Flexpath has offered me a way of learning that allows me to fit my studies into my schedule wherever I see fit, and has made school exponentially easier on me. The counselors, tutors, professors and all other staff I've had to pleasure of contacting have been incredibly helpful in making sure Capella fits my needs as a learner. Highly recommend."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Larry Leshon - 11/30/2017
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2018
"The program is phenomenal over all. In terms of the online courseroom experience, it has been very "do able". At first I thought that I would struggle with the online format. This has not been the case. With the exception of one class that required a live video feed for a discussion with the professor, it has been a smooth transition. The professors have been very helpful and it is obvious that they are knowledgeable in the areas that they are teaching. Also, I appreciate their professional experience that they bring into the course, this adds to the knowledge base. The only area that I have had an issue with the technological aspect. Specifically, "Turnitin" gives you an option to upload your assignment from Google Drive but the link doesn't work. It would be very helpful if it was fixed as this would enhance my experience much more. I do all my work in Google Chrome so having this fixed would save me a lot of time."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dr. Dwight L. Baker - 2/28/2017
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2017
"As a first generation college graduate, I believed that there is something bigger and better out there than me and I was going to step into that, and through the knowledge I obtained I would make a difference in the world. I was certain that pursuing my Masters degree in Human Resource Management was the right thing to do. I realized that doing it at Capella University was the right place and at the right time. But exactly where it is going to lead, I did not know, but I did know I was on the right road. At the beginning of the journey, I said that I would use my faith in God, lean on my family, my friends and whatever support system I had and go for the goal. I was awarded a Graduate Fellowship by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) to assist with tuition and books. I was a little nervous about having to juggle a very busy work schedule, family life and coursework. Nevertheless, I was committed to the Human Resources profession, and I was confident that through the shared knowledge, I would become a more seasoned HR practitioner. I was able to accomplish my goals and overcome my challenges by using my faith, leaning on my family and whatever support system available when I received my Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University in June 2012. In July 2012, I made the decision to continue my education by pursuing a terminal degree, a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree, in Human Resource Management at Capella University. As I continued the journey of pursuing my doctorate degree, my family and friends showed their continuous support and encouragement towards my endeavors and again I remained confident that through the shared knowledge of my peers, I was on the continued path to becoming an even more seasoned HR practitioner. In September 2015, I received a membership key, honor cords and an official induction into Delta Mu Delta (Honor Society for Business - Xi Delta Chapter, Capella University. I am truly thankful to God for all the support and encouragement I received from the wonderful people who continued to help me accomplish my goals. After nearly four years of pursuing my Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree, specializing in Human Resource Management, the morning of September 30, 2016, I SUCCESSFULLY defended my dissertation. It was a long, strenuous trudge to get there, however I had amazing advisors and awesome friends and family to support me on this journey. On December 23, 2016, I received the best Christmas present ever. It was a voicemail message from Dissertation Advisor Paul Grossklaus saying that my dissertation was approved and my degree is conferred December 31, 2016! It seemed impossible at a few points, but here I am officially Dr. Dwight L. Baker. Every experience that I have encountered at Capella and will encounter throughout my tenure as an HR professional has culminated into one comprehensive learning and development experience. No particular situation or scenario can be examined severally and determined to be the sole attribute which accounts for the experienced individual whom I consider myself to be today. I will instead offer that I possess a tool box consisting of diverse skills and resources that I have acquired over a period of time and continue to resort to and utilize each and every day that I perform in my professional capacity."
1.3 out of 5 stars
BusinessMan - 12/12/2016
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016
"Blood Sucking University is what they should be called. Worst college experience I've ever had. They just keep putting on fee after fee after fee. They're bleeding me dry! I'm not sure how I'm going to pay for everything they're charging me. I took 2 classes there. One class cost me $2040.00. What kind of school charges that much for 1 class? It is awful and I can't wait to go somewhere else. All I got to do now is take out loans to pay Capella off. Worst mistake of my life."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Dr. Susan Lawson - 6/28/2016
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2008
"I received a PhD in Human Services, with a specialization in Social Work and Community Services. It appears that this degree is no longer available from looking at the current curriculum. My program was very rigorous. Online programs were taught in the form of research assignments. Everything that was written for the online courses was required to be composed with appropriate grammar, spelling, citations, etc. This prepared me for my competency research topics (4) and then the biggest feat of my life: my dissertation. I had three committee members and a committee chair. However, I did request a change from my initial committee as I did not feel adequately supported. The school provided me with a very supportive committee from that request. The chair of my school also stayed involved to assure I received whatever I needed to complete my program. I will have to say that initially I was pressured to stay on task. This did not continue and eventually it took me close to FIVE years to finish my degree. Very expensive. However I am proud that I endured the pressure, the strain, the emotional turmoil, and the never ending education in order to successfully completing this program. If it had not been for the support I received from several dedicated educators, I would had became a victim of defeat several times. I am so proud as a poor woman from a disadvantaged life growing up in West Virginia to have completed my PhD. I attended fairly well known universities for my BSW and MSW degrees (Marshall U & Univ of KY). I feel Capella was more challenging as I was independently making decisions most times. My support system was available but as a PhD candidate, I was expected to research and write solely on my own. The committee would review my draft of whichever chapter I was writing when my committee chair felt it was at a point to be reviewed. Conference calls were so helpful as was unlimited telephone support to/from my chair. I have read that admittance was complicated for some reviewers. For me, it was not. That could be because I enrolled at a different time. However, my admittance counselor was great. She told me exactly what she needed from me. She called me when she received it. It was very simple. At that time, she also assisted me with financial aid. I am grateful to Capella. I am sad to see people give bad reviews. I just wonder if they are disgruntled dropouts who could not endure the program, as it is not easy. Or has Capella changed that much? I wish I had the answer. Sounds like a good topic for a dissertation."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 6/9/2016
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2017
"I am a current student at Capella University; and have been for a year now. I'm in the Masters Program to receive my Human Resource Management degree. Already, I've applied my studies to my current HR Generalist role. In fact, I am working toward a promotion at this time. Having this degree will push me forward in the right direction personally and professionally. The instructors are precise, helpful, knowledgeable and genuinely care about your well being throughout your education. Online school is not for everyone, but with some self discipline, this could be a really great decision for someone; especially if you're looking to advance the career you're currently in."
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