Capella University Reviews

  • 675 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
69% of 675 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 675 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 6/16/2019
"I enjoyed my time for the most part at this school. I enjoyed what I studied and found it challenging. I got wonderful guidance and assistance from everyone except two individuals who are no longer associated with this university that caused me a couple of costly delays. I am not going to disrespect or discredit this school over the actions of two people. Overall I had a wonderful time and was able to graduate with my PhD in just under four years. I have four degrees in varying aspects of my field 3 of which came from a brick and mortar state school. In comparison the level theoretical analysis and level of research exceeded what I had learned in my prior degrees. Having this extensive knowledge in theory and research combined with application based knowledge from my other degrees have made me a well rounded person in my field and Capella played a huge part in that. I cant speak for current students or administrators and the current processes but how they where from 2013-2017 was great for me. I recommend this school, however it isnt for the faint of hearts. If you like self-directed study with moderate guidance then this school is probably for you. However, if you have to be physically taught most of the information you are expected to learn then you probably will not like it. I hope this helps people make a informed decision."
Fantastic Experience
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2019
"I can only speak for myself, but I loved my experience with Capella. I earned my BA in Psychology from ASU. As much as I learned from and appreciated the program, it felt distant and it was difficult to connect with my professors. During my MS at Capella, we had two-hour live sessions with our professors every week, they were incredibly responsive, and they have a wide variety of experiences."
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The whole process is completely streamlined. From beginning to end, all expectations, requirements, and tools needed to complete course are provided. The FlexPath learning platform requires you to have a very motivated and overachieving approach to the completion of course assessments to make the best use of it. I came in with partial credit transfers (not all credits were able to be transferred from applicability of degree program) from a previous Associate's degree, and was able to finish the course in about 18 months, which cost me around $16,000. I definitely have to be pleased with the overall cost, considering I paid double for my Associate's program at another school. I don't like how with the FlexPath program you are not able to get recognition for outstanding performance (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, etc.), as there are no letter grades or G.P.A. however, it is all about what you get out of the program in the end. Overall, I can say it was a great experience, I learned a lot, and I can say the program will definitely impact my professional future in a positive way."
6 Year Graduate
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"It took me 6 year to complete my B.S Business Administration. My whole Capella experience was amazing. I can only speak of my own experience however the class rooms, staff, administrators, class mates were amazing. It took me 6 years because I worked long hours but committed almost every night to complete my degree. I made a commitment to complete my degree not make excuses why the school, professors, etc were to blame for my failures. I earned my degree, period. Finally, I am so proud to be a Capella Alumni. Oh yeah, this degree helped me to pay off my school debt."
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I had a great experience from beginning to end. The recruiter, coach, tutors, and professors were awesome. The staff was encouraging and supportive the whole way through. I had searched many universities prior to choosing Capella and was so glad I chose well. I am 56 years old and had graduated with a nursing diploma in 1985. What a journey and am so proud of my accomplishment."
Kalyn Knupp
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2019
  • Degree: Counseling
"I absolutely love my experience at Capella University. The staff have been wonderful to work with and truly do want the best for their students. When issues have sprung up in my life, the professors at Capella have been so understanding and have worked with me on due dates so I could get my personal life straightened up. The staff are also so quick to respond to e-mails and help with questions that one may have. Lastly, I am so glad that I feel like I am actually learning. The curriculum is hard, but through studying you can persevere; you will always feel like you're getting your money's worth at Capella. This is especially true when you experience residency for the first time-- so many other students and faculty are sharing experience and offering guidance. Hands-down the best decision I ever made with my education."
Anthony Parrish-Ross
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: Business
"My experience with attending Capella University was great. The classes were very helpful and tought me new things about business, business managment, and leadership. My business managment studies also gave me educational knowledge of life experiences in the workforce about the different departments and how they operate. The final task of earning my bachelor degree entailed doing a GLO-BUS project. The projected was based off of information already setup by the a third-party website where students made their decisions based on real-life experiences and research to deter your company towards success in different avenues. From my experience taking business courses, talking to staff over the phone who were quick to resolve my situations, great financial services and rewards, and work flexibility I would higely recommend Capella University to any friend and family member."
Charlene Williams
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2019
  • Degree: MBA
"I have always thrived in online courses. I tend to compete the reading and assignments quickly so Flexpath was a great option for me. I transferred 6 credits and completed the MBA program in 13 months. This helped me save money because the more courses I completed each quarter the more money I saved. I completed this entire program for under $13,000!"
Capella Grad
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Outstanding experience! I completed the flex path program at Capella achieving a bachelors in business administration. If you are accountable and motivated to further advance your academic studies this is the right choice for you. There is no hand holding - you are responsible for completing the coursework and following the academic policies. However, if you do find yourself in need of advice my "coach" aka adviser was more than helpful with any issue. With my degree in hand, many doors have been opened that weren't open before and I am making $15k more annually."
Dr. B
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Outstanding program with appropriate level of rigor. Completion of degree placed me in my ideal professional career position. The faculty and staff are supportive from pre admission counseling through degree completion. Mentor provided guidance at all important junctures."
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2019
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"I was unsure of a school that was all online. After talking to three different schools Capella seemed to be the best choice. Then I started my program. I am in my second year and I love it. Capella has so many resources to help you do your best. I have recomended Capella to many people and my best friend has started taking classes with Capells. It has given her a purpose and a furture to look to."
Odalys Jauregui
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"The Flex Path format of the Master's Program in Teaching and Learning has been a win-win situation for me. It allowed me to work at my own pace and get the support I needed from the initial call, enrollment and during the course work. It was not easy. Yet, it was very rewarding to be able to get the work done and experience immediate results with the competency-based curriculum."
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2019
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"This degree was challenging. Just as challenging as a regular university. So exciting and the professors and TA's are very knowlegable. The staff is encouraging. I recommend this University. The material is challenging and I learned a lot. If you work hard you will make it!"
Hortense Rattler
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Excellent school. Excellent! FlexPath is the bomb way to get your degree and still manage life!!! The flexibility that it gives makes getting your degree more manageable. I would recommend this school to my family and friends! Capella University is all right with me!"
Grace Holcombe Preuett
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I was in a lost place of my life when I came to a realization that if I wanted better, I needed to bite the bullet and go to college. So here I am now 26 years old and in my third year of Capella about to graduate. I love this school and would recommend it to EVERYONE! Yes, there are certain things that people would rate poorly but overall I never had a major concern or situation that contacting the school could not fix. I am a proud Capella Student."
Amber Williamson
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
"Capella is an excellent university. The professors go to extreme lengths to make sure you understand the material. The online course room is laid out in a format that is user friendly. Capella is my third online college that I have attended and is by far the best. I do not think I would have gotten as far as I have with my PhD without these professors. I would highly recommend Capella to any student no matter if they are adults returning to school or new graduates out of high school. Capella University has truly made an impact and a difference on my life. Thank you Capella!!!"
Mrs. Wendy S. Stuck
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"My goal is to graduate no later than August of 2019. I began my journey in January of 2018. FlexPath is the exact program I needed. I have received all of the help and support I have asked for throughout the entire program: Enrollment Counselor, FlexPath Coach, Writing Center, Financial Aid, and Faculty. I cannot believe I am already 83% of the way through. I am ecstatic! My Enrollment Counselor and FlexPath Coach worked with me to make sure that the courses I took are the ones I needed. All classes I have studied thus far have been useful immediately in my own school and classroom. FlexPath lets me work when/where I want and need. I am loving the online program."
Karen Jones
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: School Counseling
"I'm a single mom who needed a fresh start. I was working a dead end job, living paycheck to paycheck and I thought that, "this is how my life is going to be". I then came across Capella University while I was online looking up new jobs. I applied, got in, and have been a grad school student ever since. This program is opening so many new doors for me and my daughter. In am so excited to graduate, get my license and being a career. There are so many opportunities that await me and I am truly blessed. I owe everything to Capella. This was the best decision I ever made."
Melinda Amsler
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Capella University is the only University that I am aware of that offers FlexPath to earn your degree. This is an awesome program that allows you to work at your own pace as long as you meet a minimum requirement and work on your own without classroom based instruction. The campus website is extremely user friendly and there are so many resources available if you need assistance."
Linnea W.
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"If you would have asked me two years ago if I would attend school for a bachelors degree I would have said no. I was completely happy with my associates degree. However, I wanted to change jobs and was looking for a higher level of management position and as it turned out my associates degree was not sufficient. If I wanted a Nurse Manager's position I would need a Bachelors Degree. So, the search for an accredited online university began. In my search I researched different RN - BSN programs, the requirements of attendance, the time-frame for completion, the cost, and my ability to attend while working 50+ hours a week. I was getting very discouraged with my findings. Finally a colleague heard me talking about my futile search for an online university and told me about her experience with Capella. I immediately researched Capella's programs and their reputation. I was very pleased with my findings. I then contacted them and after talking to the registration counselor submitted my transcripts and was soon accepted. Their RN- BSN FlexPath program made getting my Bachelors Degree very easy. I was able to work at my pace, at times completing two courses a quarter. The cost was very reasonable offering a price per quarter not per class, so to save money completing more courses per quarter I was able to keep costs down. The course material was very relevant to being an effective Nurse Leader and is helping me with my new position as Clinical Nurse Manager. I would highly recommend Capella University to anyone who is interested in advancing their degree whether it be online or by attending classes."