Capella University Reviews

3.43 out of 5 stars
(667 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
68% of 667 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 667 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Darica Waller - 7/31/2018
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017
"Going to Capella was a rewarding experience. It was a challenging school but flexible. I was able to work on my own time. I am anemic and Vitamin D deficient. Both of these ailments together make me extremely lethargic at times. Capella worked with me to obtain an accommodation that worked for me. Refund checks always came on time. During my matriculation I had 2 residencies. One was in Virginia and the other in Florida. Both were fun, interactive, and informative. It was a time for us to engage with our professors in ways we could not, due to us being online students. However, it was very expensive. We had to pay for our transportation and lodging and the school took care of breakfast, lunch and a snack. Grant it they provided us with hotel information at a discounted rate, but it was still very expensive. Residency is a full week experience so we are paying for each night. Residency can be very stressful and the added financial obligation was no help. On top of that the refund check for the quarter with residency was cut shorter because of residency. This was a difficult time. Capella needs to rethink this aspect. Additionally, for a lack of a better word, graduation was lit! Mine was in New Orleans, a place I had never been before. I was able to explore the city while celebrating graduation. What an unforgettable time. Capella is always very organized in what they do. Check-in was smooth. I knew where I need to be and when I needed to be there. I knew what was going to happen during graduation. The speaker was excellent. And our unconventional president took the tradition out of boring graduations."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ann Wells - 7/27/2018
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"The staff does not know enough to tell you how to write a dissertation. When you have a problem there is no one to solve it. This school is only interested in your money. I would not recommend Capella to anyone. I owe $190,000 because they changed the program and wouldn't allow me to finish under the plan that I started. Capella was a costly mistake! I thought all schools were reputable and honest. One of my committee members quit because she said they were dishonest. I should have listened to her but I learned the hard way. Stay away from this school."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Bria Bjornn - 7/24/2018
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2020
"I'm enjoying Capella. You get out of it what you put into it. I've had some great instructors and I've had some that were basically ghosts who didn't do anything. You review your professors every term. The good professors get a good review, the bad ones get a bad review. I have not heard great things about flex path, but I am taking two classes per term and so far have a 4.0 GPA and am almost half way done with my program. I probably invest 5 hours per week into my school on a normal week, which is pretty minimal but if you're efficient, it's not hard to get by and still do good work. On a week where I have an additional assignment to complete along with just discussion posts, I will put in about 15 hours that week. You do have to be a disciplined person and self-motivated as well as organized to do well in this program. It is 100% up to you to make it happen. I think the advising department at Capella is excellent. I always get someone on the phone the same day I put out a call and the advisors are extremely knowledgable and personable. I've been pleased with Capella so far. I don't regret it at all."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Linda Steele Brown - 7/14/2018
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019
"Hello, In my opinion, I could not have chosen a better institution of higher learning to earn my advanced degree. I am earning my Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management here at Capella. I am in my final year of study. Capella University has afforded me the opportunity to gain great knowledge and skills; grounded upon courses taught by knowledgeable professors who care and support student growth and development (especially adult learning). The university offers its students current/ up-to-date technological tools and provides user friendly training for implementation and proper application of those tools. If you are looking for knowledge and support towards earning a degree; Capella is the place for you. "
5.0 out of 5 stars
Melissa Crall - 7/10/2018
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019
"During my first college experience I struggled to maintain a B average, which was hard for me considering I had always earned A's or high B's in high school. After receiving my diploma from my first degree I started dragging my feel when it cam time actually try and find a job in my field. So I started working full time at my family's business and within a year to a year and a half I was miserable and was itching to get back to the school system just not as a teacher. After talking it over with my parents we decided that the transportation business was not the industry for me and I belonged in a school. Due to my work schedule attending classes in a normal setting was out of the question so I started looking into colleges that would allow me to become a school counselor. Capella was ranked one of the top three programs on every website I searched and it has been the best decision I have ever made!! I have gained so much knowledge and a better understanding of who I am and what I can become because of this program. Before I was never as diligent as I am about getting my homework done and reading the assignments. Now I try to get as far ahead in my classes as I can so I can fully focus on my assignments and make sure I am able to maintain my GPA. Capella has allowed me to be able to continue working my full time job (at one time it was 60+ hours a week) while being able to have two classes go on. Any time I have issues or concerns about the homework assignment or questions the professors email back right away. My program does have two one week residencies where you go and meet people from the same program as you and you get to better understand theories and how different assessments work. Overall, I could have asked for a better program to be in and a better school to be a part of!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Older student - 7/10/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"I used the Flex Path and was very pleased with the flexibility of the courses. I used the tutoring service and the coaching staff. With each class the work was more challenging but there was help if I needed it. I would reccomend Capella University and the Flex Path Program. Its great for the student that works and wants to further their education."
4.9 out of 5 stars
David Zayonce - 7/10/2018
Degree: Public Safety Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"Excellent program of study, materials were amazing and instructors motivated continually throughout the program. A phenomenal education journey and life experience, Capella University is an excellent institution, I will cherish my experiences and I have achieved a goal never thought to be achievable before"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Audrey Scripp - 7/9/2018
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I will tell every right now, save your money and go elsewhere. I am currently fighting a case against them adding more "required courses" in their flexpath program because they stated the required courses for their information technology major changed. I will be calling the Minnesota Higher Education offices tomorrow morning. It might be an accredited college, however, it is not worth the hassle, time, and money that goes into dealing with this school. Maybe their more expensive and regular college is not this bad, but their flexpath program is absolutely terrible. Don't even get me started on what happened when I needed help with an assignment. I waited days for an answer which caused my assignments to be turned in late. Seriously, save your money and go elsewhere. Hopefully the Higher Office of Education can help me where Capella failed to do so. All of this is currently happening when I am a month and a half away from when I was supposed to graduate."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Regina - 7/7/2018
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019
"Northcentral university is a great school. Professors are efficient in their profession. Academic advisors(AAs) are helpful, insightful, and knowledgeable. If AAs did not know something, they found the answer from their colleagues. My chair is wonderful. He cares and provide weekly support. I am required to check-in weekly. He is down to earth and wants his learners to succeed. It took me awhile to understand the concept of the dissertation. Writing chapter 1 took me a year and a half to complete. My writing has improved. Actually, writing and researching is fun. I am enjoying the process. My chair is positive and encouraging. Words of wisdom...potential doctorate students, stay focus and determine.Kudos to Northcentral University!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Diedre Keitges - 7/3/2018
Degree: Supply Chain Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"This school gives you false hope. After 3 years of my husband working towards his dissertation, I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and his work load with his school, full time job and taking care of our family was too much and he had 2 not satisfactory grades for classes that do not even count towards his degree. Amazingly he was withdrawn from the program, regardless of the fact that my medical condition had a major impact on him. This school does NOT care about the real world, the personnel and lawyers are oblivious to REAL life. Guess the lawyers and faculty involved has someone that is diagnosed with a terminal illness they will consider how they treat others. I have an MBA from this school and it is worthless, no pay raise, no great award winning anything except a lot of debt. At this point my husband will move forward to a school that wants him to attend and said how amazing his dissertation is thus far. DO NOT let CAPELLA trap you into promises of nothing, they are liars. They are not worth the time, effort or consideration when considering an education. They are the poster child of bait and switch as far as I am concerned and if they have a problem with my saying that.....whatever!"

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