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

2.4 out of 5 stars
Carol Powers - 12/14/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2022
"I left the program after one semester. I was never so disappointed and all of it stems from their online system which goes down constantly is complex and not user friendly, Even at the end of the term I cannot access my grades. The professor was not approachable and I found the whole university to be less responsive than I had come to believe. Run Away!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tori - 12/11/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"I was misled, I did not know that all I would be doing is writing a ton of papers in a format I was familiar with. I hated this program and did not finish the first class. Ended up owing them money too at the end of it. Would not recommend this at all. Counselors and professor were no help at all"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nicole Adams - 12/6/2019
Degree: Care Management
Graduation Year: 2019
"I had almost daily contact from an advisor until I completed enrollment. Not once after that was I able to reach a counselor, nor did instructors returns calls or emails. Absolutely no support or guidance was offered after they had my money. I tried to reach someone about unenrolling and did not get a single call returned until it went into a new billing cycle. The school told me I owed them the fees even though I had not been engaged with a class since a week before the end of the first billing session and hadn’t been able to reach anyone to discontinue! This school is a SCAM!!! BEWARE!"
3.0 out of 5 stars
Second time learner - 12/4/2019
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program. I also completed my Master's program at Capella. I have been held up in the dissertation process now far too long. Feedback is minimal in terms of school review. I have two friends who eventually had to drop out due to funding or NS two quarters in a row. I am determined to finish,but I have now slowed my enthusiasm in terms of recommending my friends and family. I am frustrated. I can not afford to stop now as the financial burden is too large and I would not get anything out of my investment. I am truly disappointed. I am determined to finish, but some of the policies are not conducive to completing a PhD."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Susan Ehlert - 11/23/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2021
"As a doctoral student in the School of Business Management, I have been impressed with the high calibre design of their online course rooms, and the quality program curriculum. The PHD program instructors seek performance excellence from their students. The doctoral programs are further in business enhanced by the addition of in-person onsite residencies."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loretta S. - 11/20/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"The Capella University on-line program is excellent. My course of study included the Guidepath way; this worked for me because I am an older student who needed the assurance that someone would be there to "guide" me through the on-line process. In particular, the complimentary trial course sealed the deal, because it gave an introduction to the LMS of Blackboard. A user-friendly product, which boosted my confidence level, and allowed me to attain the MSN in Nursing Education at my own pace. I looked forward to each new semester, the discussion posts, the assigned projects, and learning the current issues facing nurses and nursing education. This was the "magic ticket" for me in pursuing my career goal of becoming a Director of Nursing in a local Nursing School. Periodically, an adviser would call and check on me; we would talk about the education path, and if there were any anticipated needs from my end. Financial Aid, was well explained, and I had no billing issues to contend with. Most facilitators were seasoned nursing professionals who offered a lot of guidance and experience. All in all, I worked hard for three years, hit all the high points, and graduated with honors. It was a positive experience, and I was sad to see it end. At some point, I may consider the DNP program. I would look at Capella University, first--because of the positive outcomes attained. I am proud to have the Capella University degree in Nursing Education hanging on my office wall."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lavelle Hamilton - 11/19/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have been enrolled at Capella University with the FlexPath program for almost one year now. I am pursuing a B.S. Degree in Business focusing on Management and Leadership. I do not understand the bad reviews. It is not the responsibility of the school to keep up with how much a student has in financial aid. It's the responsibility of the student to make sure the finances are there and to keep track of how much the student may need to pay out of pocket. They have chat available and a phone number for students to call. I never had any problems with financial aid or the military aid I receive. Next, my instructors have been amazing and if I needed help I would reach out to my tutor in which I had a response within a couple of hours. I work really hard on my assignments and my professors have always detailed what I could have done better in my papers if needed. However, because I strive and work hard to do my best, I really didn't need a lot of feedback. I am looking towards a Masters Degree or another B.S. Degree with Capella University because they have been incredible and I can't thank this school enough. As far as opinions on a degree mill? Universities such as UF, UCF, FSU, all reputable colleges accept credits from Capella University. Be responsible with making sure your financial aid is accurate. Work hard on your assignments, and reach out to your tutors. They are here to help and will help you! I am truly blessed that God placed me in the hands of Capella University."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Chuck - 11/7/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Capella University is not a school, it is a business, and they will seek to lure you in and trap you with hidden charges. I was halfway, HALFWAY, through a semester being paid for with student loans when Capella called me up saying I needed to pay $700 right then and there or would be dropped. I'm not made of money, what do you think the student loans were for?? I tried to drop the class to save myself any trouble, since I didn't have $700 and wasn't going to any time soon, they said it was too late to drop or get a refund, so I got a "withdraw" grade for the class and charged an additional $600 on top of that. Now they expect me to pay $1300 or else they won't release my transcripts. I need my transcripts to apply for financial aid at other schools, as well as to enter the nursing program, so Capella has ruined my life and I got nothing out of it at all."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Leigh Evans - 10/31/2019
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019
"PLEASE, do your research. This school is at most a degree factory. Sub par education & very little academic support. If you’re going here “just so you can say you have a Master’s”, look elsewhere & get a degree from a college that has a strong reputation & is morally & ethically accountable. A Capella degree has turned away many clients & cost me the opportunity to even make a first impression with local practices. Learn from my mistake. I’m now pursuing my PhD with a highly regarded university not only to advance my career but to also repair the damage Capella did to my business prospects. Don’t trust the glowing reviews, they are often written just to bury negative ones-always look at the date submitted as well. Keep looking & good luck."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Psystudent - 10/21/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Considering the fact that I have a Master's in Education, and am in a Doctorate Psychology program at another school, I can say I felt scammed by this school. I Signed up to take some elective credits for transfer, with the Flex Path program which is a complete disaster. Now I have F's on my transcripts and never did before! Many of the instructors give very poor feedback which makes it difficult to improve your work, and if you ask them for clarification they will not help you. Good luck getting a hold of one of a tutor. If you do they can be more helpful that the instructor, but sometimes they are on leave and no one tells you, and then of course it's time to roll over to a new billing period. You feel like they are trying to scam you towards the end of every billing period so you'll have to pay for another."

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