Capella University Reviews - Information Systems

3.33 out of 5 stars
(3 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
67% of 3 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 3 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Ganesh - 5/2/2016
Degree: Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2016
"I completed MS from Capella through Flexpath during last winter. It was a wonderful experience. It was enriching, useful and helped in gaining recognition. Capella provided me maximum credit for my PMP course and recognized my earlier seduction. I am a proud alumni of Capella."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Worst School - 11/20/2014
Degree: Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2020
"DO NOT go Capella University. Most the teachers do not even have Doctorate degrees and most have never worked in the fields they are teaching. I spent $80,000 + and was withdrawn from the school stating that I took too long to graduate. I was given very bad information and this is the worst school I have ever been to. The guidance is horrible and the teachers are the worst. DO NOT go Capella University. I have an Associates, a Bachelors, a Masters, and 5 certifications from OTHER universities and schools Capella is the WORST school I have ever been in contact with."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Bill - 2/25/2013
Degree: Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2011
"If I were to say one thing about Capella, it's not for the disorganized.I got my MS and started a doctoral program at a brick and mortar school 20 some years ago so I have some basis for comparison.Most of the faculty are very good and stay engaged in the courserooms. I had two instructors who not nearly as engaged. While disappointing, it wasn't out of character with my previous grad school experiences.I never had a problem with learner support, but I went to a large midwestern land-grant school as an undergrad and was used to the idea of taking the bureaucracy by the horns. They were always polite and did what they said they were going to do. My employer paid for the lion's share of my tuition, but it only covered 2 quarters per year so that's all I ever enrolled for. I got a bit tired of getting called when I didn't register for courses to convince them I really did know what I was doing.WRT the dissertation process, it's ambiguous wherever you go, that's why getting a Doctorate is hard. So much of the frustration of the dissertation process comes from having an adviser/mentor that you don't get along with or just don't communicate well with. Choose carefully and your life will be much easier. Try finding someone who's had students successfully graduate. The proof is in the pudding. Besides basic interests, I only nominated mentors who had their mentees graduate on a regular basis.I would recommend Capella more to folks who have jobs already and can't be running off to classes several times a week. There is an unfair stigma to online only degrees. Capella will make you work for your degree. It's no diploma mill. That being said, it's not for everyone. There are many distractions when you do your schooling from home. If you can't block out extraneous signals, you're going to have a much harder time.You can get the minimum out and cruise at 'B' level work, but you'll have a hard time passing the Comprehensive exam and an even harder time getting it together for the dissertation."
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