Capella University Reviews
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Horrible school. I was kicked out of classes due to their websites lack of functionality. After 5 calls to tech support, the issue was not resolved, and I am no longer admitted to my class this semester. No one would work with me to resolve the issue. The people are unprofessional across the board.
My studies at Capella University was excellent regarding assistant from the staff to the business office, and so on. You can communicate with the professors, library, and your advisor. My PhD in Curriculum and Instruction provided me with vital information in curriculum development/design, research, consultant, administration, and many more opportunities in the field of education. I can conduct training, coordinate/develop/implement curriculum in order to meet the needs of my staff and learners. In my supervisory role with my doctorate, I can set the standards for learning in the highest educational learning environment. Capella University was totally an asset to me in my career. I would recommend Capella University to any student who are thinking about higher education. I am satisfied with my field of study at Capella University.
Please please do your homework before you choose this online program. You will need to read all the fine print. The flex plan is a farce. Their use of the black board is subpar. You must go to several different places to get the entire homework requirements. When you ask the professor a question, they respond with "ask your tutor." Seems like a waste of money paying a professor and a tutor. The professors are not on the same page when it comes to submissions. Some follow APA and some don't care. Just do your homework. Capella is not what they advertise.
Capella is a corporate machine who will take your money without any recourse. I would caution anyone choosing to go here. They are very hands off because they are so large and are for profit. You are not a student they care or work with but a means to make money. I received my Master in Marriage and Family Therapy through them and paid over $90k in fees and they have recently sent me to collection for a $900 class I did not formally withdraw from. I have tried to work with them for the past month to set up payment plans (even though I disputed the charges) and they will not pull me out of collection. (I have/had great credit and have never been sent to collections before in my 37 years.) Thanks, Capella!
I have never experienced such negligence from another university. I know reviews can always be hit or miss, but I highly suggest not attending this school; especially if you require financial aid to pay for your tuition. I also want to note that the counseling program is very generic. Everything is set up by the school so that each student is following the same path per the requirements of CACREP. I felt like I was not being challenged and it has turned me off completely from counseling. I transferred to another university and changed my major. Good luck.
From attending a community college in Los Angeles to attending another college online, Capella accepted most of my credits I earned through an Associates Degree. Before enrolling, I was given information about their guided program and flexpath program. They were honest from the beginning and I decided to enroll in their flexpath program which was life changing for me because it was extremely flexible and cost effective. Initially, I had to take two guided courses and pass them which was explained to me at the beginning. During my time in the flexpath program, I did a lot of research. I feel that I gained a substantial amount of knowledge. Every time I had questions , I received prompt responses from financial aid or the student advisors. Overall, it was great experience for me. I do not regret attending this school at all.
This "school" is ridiculous. Basically this whole program is a scam. I signed up for the flex path program thinking this would be easier working a 40+ hour job per week and being a single mom. There is absolutely no wiggle room. They have you take one class at a time and basically you write papers while paying them an outrageous amount of money. Most of the papers are irrelevant to the real workplace. I was working on my bachelor's in Nursing, I am already a nurse practicing in my field. This is really just busy work that adds no real education or enhancement of knowledge. I decided to drop 24 hours into a new billing cycle due to problems at home and an increased work load. I fully intended to pick back up in the spring because I am literally 4 classes from my BSN. I just received a letter from an attorney stating that I owe $2700 for being enrolled less than 24 hours. Are you kidding me? What a waste of time and money for mediocre instruction and time wasted on writing senseless/irrelevant papers. Please avoid this school and do your research.
Capella University and traditional brick and mortar universities that offer this degree are cheating students because the degree is nearly worthless. The bottom line is if you are not a RN, MD, or LCSW this degree will not offer a high ROI because it's simply not in great demand. The problem is most public health jobs occur at the state government level in the U.S.; however, state agencies do not have sufficient budgets to address public health issues, particularly primary preventative diseases that account for most illnesses, premature mortality, and medical costs, e.g. type 2 diabetes. The U.S. continues to invest in clinical care that addresses the illness or injury through drugs and invasive therapies, hence, the demand for nurses, physicians, LCSW, etc. However, colleges and universities continue to promote public health degrees because they benefit. Take a look at most job listings and your will find that they are primarily looking for nurses, primary care physicians, LCSWs, and professors of public health. In other words, the demand for public health degrees is manufactured by irresponsible college administrators.
Capella University and traditional brick and mortar universities that offer this degree are cheating students because the degree is nearly worthless. The bottom line is if you are not a RN, MD, or LCSW this degree will not offer a high ROI because it's simply not in great demand. The problem is most public health jobs occur at the state level in the U.S.; however, state agencies do not have sufficient budgets to address public health issues, particularly primary preventative diseases that account for most illness, premature mortality, and medical costs, e.g. type 2 diabetes. The U.S. continues to invest in clinical care that is addressing the illness or injury through drugs and invasive therapies, hence, the demand for nurses, physicians, LCSW, etc. However, colleges and universities continue to promote public health degrees because they benefit. Take a look at most job listings and your will find that they are primarily looking for nurses, primary care physicians, LCSWs, and professors of public health. In other words, the demand for public health degrees is manufactured by irresponsible college administrators.
I wanted to wait until after I completed my program to write this review, but am confident I can give a fair assesment without having achieved my final milestones. I work in higher education at an online college, and I have earned other degrees at various online colleges. If you put forth minimal effort, that is what will show in your grade; online college is not for everyone. I chose Capella because at the PhD level they were slightly more affordable and they were regionally accredited, which is important to me. From their admissions rep, to advisors and financial aid, everyone was extremely accessible and I found thier SIS to be very user-friendly. Thier coursework was challenging, the instructors were experienced and knowledgeable and the coursework was reasonable for the degree program. The dissertation residencies were brutal, specifically the coursework leading up to it! But when I got to dissertation, I was totally prepared! I would highly recommend this college to others. In online education, it exceeded my standards. I am proud to say I attended this college and I look forward to graduating with my PhD this year (4 years after I began)!
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