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Student Satisfaction Ratings

Doctoral degree graduates

Data from graduates across all doctoral programs have been combined for these Student Experience results.

Capella University doctoral graduates think their education meets academic program outcomes and helps them meet career goals. They are likely to recommend Capella to others.

Overall satisfaction with experiences at Capella 91% Capella helped me meet my program outcomes 91% Recommended Capella to a friend of family member 92% Education is relevant to career goals 86%

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q4 2Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Our doctoral graduates report they have gained practical knowledge and expertise which are applicable in a range of professional settings.

Communicate thoughts and ideas in varied settings 92% Show ethical conduct reflecting values and beliefs of discipline 94% Show appreciation for group and individual differences 94% Show knowledge of field; respect contributions of other fields 91% Apply specialized knowledge of professional practice area 90% Demonstrate effective leadership in diverse environments 91% Critically analyze and evaluate thinking using intellectual standards and creativity 94% Write accurately and professionally; use sources appropriately 93% Evaluate and use technology to meet professional and personal needs 90% Apply theory to analyze issues, solve problems and create knowledge 90% Address legal, professional and other issues when disseminating information 94%

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "distinguished" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q4 2Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.