Capella University Reviews

  • 679 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,540
69% of 679 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 679 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Tara D
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2017
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"I chose to attend Capella after reviewing curriculum and instruction doctoral programs at four other schools. I was impressed with Capella primary because the the Capstone project. I wanted to be able to contribute the educational field beyond a paper. In addition, I love technology. Capella offers blended learning which works well for me as an independent learner."
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I was looking for a program that allowed me flexibility, but that also challenged me. Capella University has done both. I feel have gained valuable information on my program and would definitely recommend it to individuals that are initiators. Magdalena"
Timothy Mink
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Capella provided an amazing online experience where the instructors were helpful and willing to answer any questions I had throughout the duration of my degree. I was able to graduate with honors in 2016 and currently work in the field of substance abuse counseling. I have used many of the skills I learned at Capella in the work force such as time management, critical thinking and writing. I love to write and I was able to hone this skills through the various tutoring opportunities that Capella provides such as smart thinking and turnitin. I would say that two areas that Capella can improve are the book allowance and continuity in regards to due dates across classes. I would recommend giving students the opportunity to opt in or out of the standard fee at the beginning of each semester if they are able to obtain their books and materials for cheaper than $150.00. The due dates often go back and forth depending on the teacher and I always had a sigh of relief when the due date was Thursday of every week rather than Wednesday. I think a standard due date across the board would benefit and allow the student to know what to expect from semester to semester. I have always been a huge fan of Capella University and have personally helped at least three people begin their journey at Capella and my fianc is currently still enrolled and well on her way to obtaining her BA in Business."
Megan T
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Capella University's MFT/C program emphasizes on the systemic theories within the field of marriage and family therapy. Students complete a variety of work, including reading and searching articles, writing and participating in class discussions, completing APA formatted essays, and attending two residencies that expand counseling skills and knowledge further (Track 1 typically focuses on joining and attending skills; Track 2 involves co-facilitating a group session as well as facilitating a mock session). Students receive instruction from active licensed MFTs, who provide impactful guidance and assistance throughout the program, which also have the potential to expand into professional contacts. The concluding portion of the program involves fieldwork (Practicum and Internship), which focus on supervised internships at clinics of students' choice and the accumulation of set hours (couples/families, individual, group, non-direct). Preparing for this last portion of the program is essential for all students, so reaching out to potential sites and networking with local MFTs or other practicing counseling professionals should be a prioritized thought for any student within the program. Capella MFT/C students also have access to take the NCC before graduation and become part of national counseling honor societies."
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"I love the self-paced program offered at Capella. Working at my own pace has allowed me to get more of my schooling complete (while working full time) than I ever thought possible. However, I wish that the instructors were more engaged; most of the time when I have a question about an assignment, I am directed to speak with a tutor. What is the point of having an instructor for a class if they are not instructing?"
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: School Counseling
"Great online program that still provides the needed face to interaction but flexibility to work and complete school at the same time. The program is also accredited and they will work with you to make sure that you stay on track for all of your state licensure requirements."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Capella offers a competent and professional experience that prepares learners for the real world with applications and instructors who offer experiences to learners. The fact that Capella is CACREP accredited is reassuring to learners for licensure, over some that claim accreditation, but are not. The material challenges the learner to research outside the box in the chosen career field."
Jillian Grobelny
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: School Counseling
"I entered Capella in January 2016 after I graduated May 2015 with a bachelors degree that I had no interest in pursuing. I knew that Capella was the right school for me within the first two quarters of classes. Not only were the staff helpful, support and kind but my classmates were as well; which helped to make the experience that much more enjoyable. I had to attend two residencies with the School Counseling program and the knowledge and awareness I gained from those experiences are genuinely priceless. I also have gained an incredible amount of friends and resources from my classmates and professors. I dont have a single bad thing to say about Capella and the education that I have received."
Shaterical Richard
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I think that Capella University is an excellent university. The program that I am currently in has help be learn a great about what is expected of me in my future career. The only thing that I would suggest is a way to help students get jobs associated with their education."
Brittney B.
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Choosing Capella was the best decision I have made for my Ph.D. Program. The counselors are there to help you every step of the way. Some people may feel that counselors should be contacting them, but it is up to you if you are willing to put in the effort to keep in contact with all counselors and advisors for your needs. It is easy to set up appointments to meet with advisors and teachers. All of my teachers have been helpful and friendly. Both faculty, students, and former students are available to help you with your questions you have about your program and classes. If you have any questions about attending Capella do not hesitate to leave a comment or contact an advisor at the University and they will be happy to assist you."
Michelle Evans
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"I love my courses and time management is the key! Not yet finish, but I am staying on the right track. My C.P.A. program is perfect. You have to stay focus and complete all assignments and quizzes. If there's problems teachers and faculty is always there to help."
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2017
  • Degree: Special Education
"I finished my degree August 2016 and graduated from Capella in March, 2017. I owe $145,000 in student loans which I have had to defer ever since my time limit of 6 months expired and the payment is $1400/month. the worst part, I can not get a job. I am on 8 different websites, trying to get a teaching job online, teaching teachers, which is the reason I pursued my degree. It has been 16 months since I completed my degree and 8 months since I gradated. I owe a tremendous amount of money and can not get a job in any capacity that reflects my degree. I have called Capella and the only help I get is referred to their online help center, which I have used. Think LONG and HARD before beginning a degree here. I don't know that I would do it again. The debt is debilitating and there is very little to no help with obtaining a job. It's been beyond disappointing."
  • Reviewed: 11/14/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"It is great program. I would highly recommend it. I have LCSW license and I am excited about receiving my DSW degree. I look forward to exploring new career options. I am a transfer student from another PhD program. Capella university counselors were very helpful."
Coltena Smith-Reynolds
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"This is my first course at Capella University. My professor is awesome! I find it very satisfying to have an advisor who responds to my questions and concerns, a professor who is knowledge in the field, welcomes the opportunity for correction, a university that offers opportunities and resources that are valuable. Technology is a function that we use daily. I have my books loaded through the app from Vitalsource bookshelf. Everything is accessible, and I find that to be important for students."
Richard Smith
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2017
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"Capella has offered me an intense study into the effects of technology on education, prepared me to feel confident to continue my research in the field beyond graduation, and given me the confidence to serve as a leader in my school. The professors are extremely real world driven many of whom are doing research along side their students to continue to make an impact in the field together. Collaboration, flexibility, responsibility, real-world application, etc. are just a few of the descriptors I would use to describe the opportunities I've received from Capella University."
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"The marriage and Family Counseling Therapy Program is a great program. It covers many aspects of mental health issues that plague our society. The program focuses on issues surrounding families as a unit. Although individual therapy is covered in the curriculum, its focus is healing the individual through family involvement. The MFCT program is similar to the coursework covered in tradional schools. However I would suggest studying hard and researching various books and videos to further your professional knowledge."
Clarice Stuckey
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Capella is a phenomenal university. The staff at all levels create an environment that is conducive to receiving a quality education that will be useful in entering a profession or advancing your career. At Capella University, you are not just a number in a computer; you are a person to them. Throughout your time with Capella you are connected with an advisor who is there not only to help you plan your classes. They are also there to cheer you on, give you advice, advocate for you, and support you in any other way they can. The Mental Health Counseling program is intense. There is an IMMENSE amount of reading, but it is all important information that will serve you well in the future. Capella is the place for students who want to learn and want an environment that will encourage them to grow and thrive as a student, as a professional, and as a person."
Ashley Branson
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2017
  • Degree: Business
"My experience has been amazing from the very beginning. My Enrollment Counselor, S.S., was beyond helpful and amazing to work with. My Academic Advisor, M.G. is very helpful and always answers any question I manage to come up with. The instructors are always trying to be as helpful as possible to help you succeed and pass the course. The BS/MBA combined degree option is not available for FlexPath. So if you are in FlexPath you will have to go to GuidedPath to complete the last few courses that are Master's level. The other thing I want to point out is the Scholarship disbursement. If you are awarded a Scholarship through Capella, they decide how it's disbursed through the quarters. I don't necessarily agree with that. I think if you are awarded a Scholarship, you should have the right to choose how you want it disbursed in your quarters."
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"Whether you are pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate degree, Capella University offers many programs to achieve your goals. The university employs instructors who provide quality education and a desire to see students succeed. Academic advisors work with students to help reach their goals and are always available to answer questions and concerns. Overall, Capella makes distance learning a great experience; especially for those who are new to online learning."