Capella University Reviews

3.43 out of 5 stars
(655 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
68% of 655 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 655 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
MerrieD - 3/8/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"The Flexpath program was perfect for me. I was able to work at my own pace and complete the degree in less time than with a traditional program. There was always a way to contact someone for help or clarification on an assessment. The feedback and comments left by the professors where helpful and added to my content knowledge."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Trish Randall - 3/8/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"My experience with Capella has been wonderful. I have found the professors to be responsive and engaged, and the courses to be challenging. I have not experienced any problems but any time I had to call with a question or speak with my advisor I found my questions were answered quickly and professionally."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Emilia Concepcion, PhD, PCC - 3/8/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"One of the best decisions I have made! After much research and evaluation of institutions which were willing to adjust to my busy schedule, but also with knowledgeable professors as well. Capella has proven to be the institution I have validated was an accurate choice. After completing my doctorate degree I felt that my professional career as a Business Coach has exponentially grown (intellectually and financially) and I have acquired a level of competency to service well organizations and C-level leaders. Thank you Capella."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tiffany Kern - 2/26/2018
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"I love this school and how they teach at this school. I earned my bachelor's degree in accounting and I was able to get an accounting job while attending this school. I had a lot of great professors who would set up a time for me to call them when I needed help with an assignment. Capella University is accredited by acbsp which in the state of Illinois is a requirement to be able to sit for the CPA exam but you have to have some master degree classes taken before you can sit for it. I have had great experience with their traditional learning. I'm not a fan of their flex-path program but that's because I didn't feel like the instructors were that involved or helpful. I do recommend this school I just don't recommend the flex-path plus AICPA doesn't recognize competency based classes anymore so if you want to sit for the CPA exam take their traditional classes."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Annonymous RN - 2/24/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"DO NOT go anywhere near this school. I earned a 3.8 GPA in my ADN program and 4.0 in my BSN program. I also have additional degrees outside of nursing. I evened earned a 4.0 throughout three years of coursework at Capella. However, I will never graduate as I was administratively withdrawn from the program. The regular courses of the program are actually quite good and challenging. The doctoral project of their program is poorly developed and the professors do not have the knowledge needed to actually teach how to do a project. The school had no problem reenrolling me each semester until I started calling academic advising looking for help to move my project along. I asked for a new professor when the professor submitted my project proposal to the school telling me it was perfect and would easily be approved only to have the school tell me to start over. The next professor was even worse than the first. She actually responded to one of my questions with "I don't understand what you mean." This, of course, leaves me to continue to figure everything out on my own. I now have a useless 4.0 GPA, membership in an academic honor society, $50,000 in debt, and no chance for a degree. PLEASE do not waste your time. Google the lawsuit information first."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Accomplishment - 2/22/2018
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2020
"My journey began attending another online University that had no respect for me as an individual after suffering a severe shoulder injury. I never had any family or academic support which, lead me to Capella University. The first day I began I have had nothing but support and worked really hard towards my academics which, earned to be on the Presidents List, invitation to be a Chi-Sigma Iota as well as becoming an Ambassador. My experience has been so supportive as well as positive throughout my journey with Capella. The instructors are awesome as well as supportive providing guidance even through are most challenging times of our lives. Now, that I only have a one quarter left I am encourage to pursue my PhD in clinical counseling with Capella University with a goal to develop an Ambassador program that represents Capella University."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Phillip Paker - 2/22/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2005
"I had wanted my MBA for a long time. I started it twice; however, being on call 24/7 just did not allow me to reliably attend a Brick and Mortar school. Only when I taught classes was I able to do the B&M and then I still got interrupted. I thoroughly enjoyed my classes and the interaction with other students. Most of my instructors were very good I had a couple that were not so I transferred out or dropped the class and rescheduled. I wanted my doctorate and looked around of a different school as I thought that would be better. However, I came back to Capella as I did not find a school with the courses available that I wanted. Capella worked with me to adjust the courses I wanted. After taking all required courses except the Comp and Dissertation, I switched to an MS due to the cost and the loss of educational assistance when I changed jobs. My online experience was much better than B&M especially since there were a lot of international students with much different perspectives on the subjects. I would go back for another degree if I could afford it just because I enjoyed the learning, interaction with others and the challenge."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Joelle Okieri - 2/22/2018
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2017
"Capella University was a tremendous opportunity and experience for me. The learning system was very appropriate and it gave me the chance to manage my timeline accurately where every tools where just available for my advantage. I will recommend to check it there."
4.6 out of 5 stars
B. Hill - 2/21/2018
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"While the program was rigorous, my committee chair and cohort were tremendously supportive and extremely encouraging! Other students have discussed their program success with similar sentiment. I highly recommend Capella for any Are and degree level."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sam - 2/21/2018
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"I have truly valued the education I have received throughout my degree program at Capella University. I transferred into Capella from an alternative online school and the difference between the education, faculty, and University had a significant impact on my success. This program is truly designed to help students reach their academic goals while working with their busy schedules. I am a single mother of two toddlers, working 60 hour weeks at the office, and working towards finishing my degree. The faculty is extremely understanding and always available to help when I have needed it. Additionally, the course work is designed to focus the assignments on my current (and future) organization, making the lessons more personal and relevant to my career path. Due to the significantly positive experience I have had with this organization, I would highly recommend this school and program to future students."

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