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Capella University

736 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $14,148

69% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 10/11/2023

Degree: Clinical Psychology

I was misled by the financial aid department! I was told the same thing by two individuals there regarding my financial aid disbursement. When I called again and spoke to another person in financial aid they told me something else. No help, and it is resulting me in having to pay $2250 for a semester out of pocket. I decided to withdraw from Capella and when I spoke to the academic advisor she did not ask me what the reason was or if there was anything they could do to help. They do not care about... Read More

Alberto Gomez

Reviewed: 10/9/2023

Degree: Psychology

My experience with Capella University has been frustrating, especially regarding charges on my account. They initially stated students have 21 days to drop a class, but later said it's before the first Friday. This inconsistency can greatly impact students. Clear and consistent communication is essential. To add to the frustration, I dropped my class on day 9, well within the initial 21-day window, but was still charged $772. This discrepancy in charges and deadlines needs addressing. Overall, I... Read More

Chinh Trieu-Keele

Reviewed: 10/1/2023

Degree: Clinical Psychology

I graduated with a PhD in Counseling Studies in 2013. When I first enrolled, Capella touted that it would be easy for me to advance my career after graduation. I still have not found a job that uses this degree, except being an adjunct professor. The sad thing is I will never find a job that makes enough money to pay back all my student loans. I definitely do not recommend Capella University to anyone.


Reviewed: 9/24/2023

Degree: Clinical Psychology

Determination. Curiosity. Independence. Those are thee of the things that will ensure you get the most out of your education at Capella. The types of courses they had for my program were nuanced and appropriate and there was a consistent demand to call upon critical thinking skills which has improved every facet of my life. The online platform brings a level of digestibility when it comes to time and flexibility in accordance to lifestyle as an adult learner. While I wouldn’t trade my Capella education,... Read More

Rainy LaHaie

Reviewed: 9/9/2023

Degree: Nursing

I chose the flex path for both my BSN and MSN-education. I'm not a great test taker and now that I've been a practicing nurse for 14 years, with parenting and other responsibilities, this path worked well for me. I saw some nurses complete their degrees in one or two billing cycle but I took a little over a year for each degree. Flex path allowed me to write papers on my expertise, hospice. Some where so good I was encouraged to publish. I feel that I learned more about hospice by writing papers... Read More


Reviewed: 9/7/2023

Degree: Nursing

Some professors were easy while others made it hard for no reason! Its typical nursing school! I chose flexpath which was easier to breeze through classes and it was affordable . My academic coach was trash. My self and several other students had complaints!


Reviewed: 9/7/2023

Degree: Psychology

I liked the FlexPath format and how I was able to move along. My academic counselor was always helpful but like any other school, there are areas of improvement. It is a good school to attend. The curriculum offered is current and not outdated. If you go through the FlexPath format, be prepared to right and work for it. This degree helped me obtain a promotion in my job.


Reviewed: 9/7/2023

Degree: Teaching

I am finishing up my doctoral degree in education (higher education specialization). Overall I had a great experience at Capella! Each class was 10 weeks. There were 10 core classes and then 6 advanced doctoral classes where I wrote my dissertation. I became very close with my cohort. My mentor was attentive and available. The work is challenging yet manageable. I feel a sense of pride that I am almost done with a Dr. in front of my name! If I had to do it all again, I would still choose Capella!... Read More

Tiffany Brown

Reviewed: 9/7/2023


This school has exceeded my expectations in every way. Each assignment has a clear purpose and intent to assist in my career goals. The teachers are helpful, educated and professional. Financial aid is helpful any time I’ve contacted them, the only thing negative is calling financial aid sometimes takes 45 minutes. I can totally handle that. I’m SO excited to continue my education and so glad I made this choice.


Reviewed: 9/7/2023

Degree: Healthcare Administration

I love the learning format at Capella! It allows me to manage my busy schedule AND work to achieve my academic goals! I work as a college educator at another university… when it came to taking the next steps for my personal education… I CHOSE CAPELLA! At Capella, I have earned my Bachelors, Masters and am currently working on my Doctorate degree!!

Tucumcari Turner

Reviewed: 9/7/2023

Degree: MBA in Human Resources

Best decision ever… I am know enrolling into the Doctoral program… No negatives or drawbacks… I was able to work around the clock and complete my degree quickly. No other schools offered the flexibility or convenience that I received here at Capella.


Reviewed: 9/7/2023

Degree: Business Administration

Excellent program for working adults who can work independently with limited instruction. Perfect amount of flexibility, and you can use your prior work experience to move through your specialization. Highly recommend the flex path program for affordability.


Reviewed: 9/6/2023


I am so happy I chose Capella.I researched other schools but after a referral from a friend, I chose Capella. I have learned so much already and applying it to my job. Flex Path is a great alternative for working professionals. I highly recommend Capella!


Reviewed: 8/15/2023

Degree: MSW

Don’t do it. I wish someone would’ve told me sooner. There are plenty of other schools. You literally teach yourself, besides writing papers you don’t really learn anything. You’re not prepared for the state exam, there’s nothing done in the program to prepare you for it. They make the internships extremely difficult and it’s really embarrassing to community partners. There is no communication, and there’s no way for you to connect with people on the phone. Most other MSW programs are much shorter.... Read More


Reviewed: 8/14/2023

Degree: RN to BSN

Would you believe me if I told you I finished a program that takes most students 12-16 months in less than 3 months? With Capellas flex path program I was able to do a RN to BSN with almost 2 weeks to spare to my 12 week deadline. By choosing the flex path program you get to go at your own pace, which is amazing for us who work full time jobs. They charge per 12 weeks rather than per semester or course. I was offered the options to use a program called Sophia, which is free, and in that program I... Read More


Reviewed: 8/13/2023

Degree: Nursing

Most of these negative reviews are from people that didn't understand the billing structure and/or have no concept of "competency based" programs. ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU ENROLL. My enrollment counselor, Randy answered everything for me. I knew what program points vs credits meant, I understood I had to have EVERY class closed out and completed by the end of the billing cycle, not just assignments turned in. I knew there was no instruction, it was all competency based evaluations This program BUILDS... Read More

Jacob Schurer

Reviewed: 8/11/2023

Degree: MBA

I highly recommend Capella's Flex path program to working professionals who already have working experience. I finished my undergrad in 1 year (having previously completed an AAS) and my MBA in another two years. Building off of almost 10 years of professional experience, I found the coursework to fill in gaps in my professional and educational experience that have prepared me for the next season of my career. I found all of the course content and instruction to align with modern and best business... Read More


Reviewed: 8/2/2023

Degree: Social Work

DO NOT DO IT!!!!!! Read this CAREFULLY. Their program requires 88 credits. Do a simple online search, most others require 60. All of their courses are 10 weeks long. Most other MSWs are 8. More course work, and more money for your degree. Their internship requires TWO SITES/SUPERVISORS. This is a MAJOR pain in the ass if you’re a working adult with limited options. The practice education team is TERRIBLE. They don’t respond, they don’t care.

Gio S.

Reviewed: 7/28/2023

Degree: Nursing

I just completed the RN to BSN program with the flexpath, 100% online, completed in one term (12 weeks). I started in May 2023 and completed mid-July 2023. It was challenging, the professors were great, for the most part. It was a lot of work, and I learned a lot. I loved the flexpath program because I was able to work at my own pace. I have a BS, so I am experienced at both writing papers and effective study strategies. My BS was completed at a great brick and mortar school, Nova Southeastern University.... Read More


Reviewed: 7/13/2023

Degree: Nursing

The worst school I have ever attended. I hope this school gets what it deserves-closed down. I hope someone reads this before attending. I finished all my courses on time. However, they still charged me for another billing session. Additionally, the “payment plans” consist of biweekly 500 or 1000 payments accordingly. Do not go to this school unless you want to be screwed over, or broke by the end. Good luck.


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