Capella University Reviews - Master's in Information Technology

3.05 out of 5 stars
(38 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,987
68% of 38 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 38 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Steve - 8/9/2020
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2021
"I have been attending Capella since Jan 2019. I was told that Information Technology would be the way to go. I agree but told them I was into the programming aspect of IT and they didn't even have a sub-program for my interest. So I started on my MS in IT, when I went to select my courses, I found two programming courses, THAT WAS IT. When I asked my Academic Coach (used to be Advisor), they didn't have the answers regarding more programming classes. That was actually the first time I heard from my so called advisor in nearly a year after sending her email after email about stuff, never hearing anything back. Academic Coaches are a joke, they stop talking to or helping you after you complete enrollment. Reaching any kind of counselor is a joke as you never can reach one. Classes are always discussion post, replies, assignment of either paper or using a program you have to download then you really don't get any feedback except a generic great job or good read. I was doing a MS in Social Work but found the work tedious and not teaching me anything. I was in one class and everything I turned in didn't meet the requirements for the assignment even though my wife, who is about to graduate with her MS in Social Work from Capella, said I met all requirements. I complained about the professor, she gave me an F for the course for complaining and nothing happened to her. I immediately switch to MS in IT but because of that bad mark, I was forced onto academic probation until I got above a 3.0 again. It took me nearly 7 months to do that then I get dropped from this course I'm in now only 10 days after it started but classes start on Monday, not Friday. I managed to get back into the course but I fear I may be done with this university after this course. I'm looking at the U of A in Arkansas where I live to finish my Masters and move on to my Doctorate. If I keep going, my student loans won't cover the cost of my Masters and all of my Doctorate because they are overcharging and not requesting enough at times especially when I'm a full-time student so I need the refund of what's left over to survive. If you are thinking about attending this university, please please please don't. You will regret it as I have and I'm going to share this site with my wife so she can find a different school. They are not cheap, customer service or student services doesn't exist. They don't care about your work or effort you put into something so they give generic cookie cutter feedback comments. If you work a full-time job, I don't recommend going to this university at all. If you're a full-time mom, I don't recommend this university as they have no feelings when you need to turn in an assignment a day or two late because you have a sick kid at home. All they care about is the amount of money they can take in every semester. Their FlexPath program is a joke and they force you to take classes that have absolutely nothing to do with your degree. For example, I'm currently enrolled in Emerging Technologies, IT workers don't worry about that because the company buys the equipment, yes you can recommend equipment but IT department will never recommend something that doesn't exist yet. Anyway, please stay far away from this business if you can."
4.5 out of 5 stars
rwms57 - 11/28/2017
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Capella has changed for the better. To make the programs better I would like to see Capella offer more labs. There could be a balance of the work load expected of students by adding more labs it will give students more hands on experience and better prepare them for jobs in their fields."
1.3 out of 5 stars
anonymous nurse - 2/11/2017
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I started my masters here, then quickly realized I did not care for the mentality at the school. I transferred on after 4 courses and a 4.0, because I felt like I was just a number. Instructors were rigid and took days to answer me. The online modules did not work properly, and their were no outlines. I felt as though I was writing just for a grade and not learning. Several times I had to email instructors and stress the syllabus. Upon moving on there was a night and day difference at the new school."
Laurel, Capella staff - 3/1/2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We take your concerns very seriously and would welcome the opportunity to discuss them with you. Please email us at learnersupport@capella.edu and include your full name and contact information. We will have a team member reach out to you to discuss your concerns and program feedback.

2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointed 1234 - 5/26/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school is only good if you just want the piece of paper saying graduated. Customer service lacks across the board, the cirriculum does not provide much if you are an experienced professional, and the financial department does not do much unless prompted to do so. This experience has not been favorable and I would only recommend it if you have education benefits to make it free. I would never want to pay for the quality provided."
Laurel, Capella Staff - 8/31/2016

Hello. We appreciate you sharing feedback and would like the opportunity to go over your concerns. Please email us at learnersupport@capella.edu and include your full name and learner ID number. We will have a team member reach out to you to discuss.

1.3 out of 5 stars
SorryIenrolled - 7/16/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"The program didn't prepare me for the working in a new field. There is nothing to show what I can do that will give me a chance. The after graduation follow up is nonexistent. There is no industry tie in what so ever so you on your own. The only help is a review of my resume. Getting in the door of a company with a degree from this school is impossible. The school has made no attempt to forge alliances with companies. My time was wasted and my money was wasted. The "school" sold me on this degree making me employable. What a joke. If you are considering this school getting you further in your career, look elsewhere."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/24/2013
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
"Tell us about your college experience.I had a TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE with CAPELLA UNIVERSITY. I recently graduated from this school and was requesting for professional references for jobs and NO professor is willing to give any even though i got all 'A' for those classes. Because they know their grades are only for the paper and their study material are horrible.. I wrote to the one of the top administrators a letter and left voice mails and EVEN THE HIGHEST ADMINISTRATION HAVE NO DECENCY TO WRITE BACK A REPLY or call back!!! What kind of a school have such callous practices?. This school cares about no student. But about their finances. HORRIBLE SCHOOL. THIS UNIVERSITY IS BY FAR THE WORST I've EVER ATTENDED!!! SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STAY HOME! If not, donate it to a charity. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. WORST UNIVERSITY I HAVE EVER ATTENDED!!! THE "professors" give you all "A"s and you know how bad your work is. They just wanted to say lot of students pass. So when we come out, we have good GPAs but no one would give us jobs!!!Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Yes, I could choose the same degree. BUT I WOULD CHOOSE ANOTHER SCHOOL WHO DO NOT LIE TO YOU.What advice can you offer other students?PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY AND LOOK ELSEWHERE... Getting into this school is so easy . But please stay away and find another school. Once they take your money, you are on your own. And after you graduate, DO NOT expect to get a job saying you graduated from here. Because, believe me when I say, employers know what poor quality this school is."
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