• Address: 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

  • Phone Number: (866) 492-5336

  • Website: https://www.waldenu.edu/

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    About Walden University

    Key Information

    University Type

    Private For-Profit
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    For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

    Headquartered at

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    FAFSA/Federal School Code

    025042
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    Accreditations

  • Higher Learning Commission(HLC)
  • Historically Black College or University

    No

    Facilities

    Military Friendly, Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Yellow Ribbon Program

    Key Statistics


    Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
    Total Population 52,565
    Enrollment Full Time: 24,159 Part Time: 28,406
    Gender Division Male: 24.00 % Female : 76.00 %

    Graduation Rate

    Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

    Walden University

    About Walden University Online

    Walden University, since 1970 they have been serving the higher education needs of students from across all over the world. Students from across the globe and U.S are pursuing Masters, Bachelors and Doctoral degrees online in a broad range of disciplines across Psychology, Education, Social Work, Public Administration, Nursing, Human Services, Criminal Justice, Counseling, Management, Public Health, and Health Sciences. Students from across 50 U.S states and more than 150 countries have enrolled in Walden University in their respective disciplines.

    Walden University recognizes the need of education and is committed to foster academic excellence. To foster better academic excellence Walden faculty are selected from various academic fields and industries. Walden faculty members are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders from various fields who are excited to cherish and nourish students with their ideas and knowledge.Walden online learning community is made up of students, faculty, experts and visiting scholars who all share the commitment of Walden in transforming the world through the means of education. It envisions an unconventional and distinctive learning community where knowledge is judged on the application of it ­­­­which can be applied to the immediate critical issues and challenges and find solutions to it for a betterment of this world and society.

    Walden is acclaimed and proud to have an Online learning community which diverse and distinctive in itself. Walden is known for its strict practices and secular approach to the policy of nondiscrimination to access admissions and employment to its online degree programs and events. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, caste or creed, marital status, disability, nationality or ethnic races, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.

    Walden University is a for-profit university based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was founded by two New York teachers named, Bernie and Rita Turner. They developed programs for working adults and teachers to pursue in their respective disciplines. In initial years they focused on guiding students to develop dissertation topics in their respective disciplines and guided towards working on their dissertation. In the year 1979, the Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board granted a license to Walden to award Doctoral Degrees. In the year 1995, Walden offered full-fledged Online Master’s program in various disciplines. In 2004, Sylvan Learning Systems became Laureate Education Inc. for Walden and former US President Bill Clinton as an Honorary Chancellor of Laureate International Universities until 2015. Later year’s former president of Mexico and current director of the Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization succeeded President Clinton as Laureate Education’s Presidential Counselor. Jonathan Kaplan is the current President and CEO of Walden University.


    Accreditation of Walden University

    The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has been accrediting Walden University since 1990 which is one of the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.The HLC reaffirms the accreditation status of Walden University in 2013.

    Program Specialized Accreditations

    • Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Walden University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
    • Teaching programs at Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
    • BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Ph.D. in Management, BS in Accounting and MS in Accounting programs at Walden University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide
    • DNP, MSN, and BSN programs at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses
    • PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, MS in School Counseling, and MS in Addiction Counseling programs at Walden are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
    • MS in Project Management program is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs
    • BS in Information Technology is accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the internationally recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology

    Walden University Online Degrees and Programs

    Schools in Walden University

    College of Management and Technology

    Disciplines available

    Business Management Interdisciplinary Studies

    Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

    Disciplines available

    Education Business Management

    College of Health Science

    Disciplines available

    Health Science

    College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Disciplines available

    Engineering

    Walden University Admissions

    Walden University admission processWalden University provides an opportunity for students all over the world to join its diverse and distinctive community made up of people from different social, cultural, educational and economic background. Walden University recognizes the need of education and understands the significance to foster academic excellence. To get admission in Walden University the applicant needs to be prepared with certain items or documents. Throughout the admission process, the applicants will be guided by the admission advisors who will guide the candidates through the whole process of choosing the right program to funding and scholarships for the education. Walden University has multiple programs which start dates throughout the year. It made it flexible so that the students can enroll and start the program according to their convenience and time.

    Applicants need to before applying for admission need to prepare certain items such as:

    • Official transcripts from their previous schooling
    • An unofficial transcript can be used until the pre-admission evaluation is completed. Later the applicant needs to submit the official transcript once gets admitted or get enrolled in a degree program
    • Resume displaying work history of the applicant
    • Educational and employment history

    Admission Requirements

    Bachelor’s: New and Transfer Students

    Walden University weights and values students past experience in terms of previous tuition and work experience. They believe in to put the knowledge and experience gained to work for students in earning a degree at Walden. Selection of students for enrollment is done based on an inclusive, holistic and meticulous review of the applications. The University may consider exceptions based on their discretion which depends on the student’s background and work history.

    Following are the conditions students need to fulfill to get enrolled into Bachelors

    1. Official Transcripts
    • Candidates with lesser than 12 college credits should submit an official transcript of their high school diploma which should be accredited by a state or national accrediting organization or by or General Educational Development (GED)
    • Candidates with more than 12 college credits should submit an official transcript from an educational institution that is accredited by a state or national accrediting organization or accredited by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the U.S. Department of Education

    Students need to submit a transcript from all previous institutions at the time of enrollment or admission for review. If official transcripts are unavailable then students can submit an unofficial transcript for review at admission process. But it is vital for students to submit an official transcript to get enrolled into a degree program and for consideration of the transfer of credits. Students need to keep in mind that Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements for transfer of credit are not the same from admission GPA requirements.

    1. In addition to meeting the above condition or criteria students need to meet at least one condition
    • Students should be 24 years of age or older
    • Students should be 21–23 years of age and should have at least 12 transferable quarter credit hours
    • Students should be less than 21 years of age with at least 90 quarter credit hours
    • Should have been active military or a veteran and should provide documentation of service
    1. Students should complete application form
    2. Students should pay application fee
    3. Students should have access to a computer and the Internet
    4. Students applying for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, kindly refer to the School of Nursing category in the catalog for admission requirements

    Certificate Program Requirements

    • Students should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education from a recognized U.S. school accredited by a regional or state or national accrediting organization. The accrediting organization should be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the U.S. Department of Education. The bachelor degree should be in a discipline or field related to the program or specialization in which students want to get enrolled
    • Students should require at least 1-year of teaching experience or a teaching certificate to get enrolled. Candidates with less than 1-year teaching experience can enroll if they are currently teaching as they are eligible for conditional admission
    • On the discretion of associate dean, a telephonic interview will be conducted with students on the reference contact listed
    • Students with an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or more are eligible for full admission. Students a Grade Point Average (GPA) below 2.5 are eligible to apply for conditional admission
    • Students should complete application form
    • Students should pay application fee
    • Students should have access to a computer and the Internet
    • Students should provide names and contact information of two persons in the field of professional or academic who are qualified to comment adeptly on the student’s skills and qualifications for study in the desired field
    • Students should provide their goal statement
    • Students should submit an official transcript of bachelor’s degree along with any additional completed coursework which too is considered for transfer of credit 

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Requirements

    • Students should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education from a recognized U.S. school accredited by a regional or state or national accrediting organization. The accrediting organization should be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the U.S. Department of Education
    • Students should have minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or more in bachelor’s degree
    • Students should complete application form
    • Students should pay application fee
    • Students should have access to a computer and the Internet
    • Students should provide names and contact information of two persons in the field of professional or academic who are qualified to comment adeptly on the student’s skills and qualifications for study in the desired field.
    • Students should provide their goal statement        
    • Students should submit an official transcript of bachelor’s degree along with any additional completed coursework which is to be considered for transfer of credit

    Master's Program Requirements

    • Students should submit an official transcript of a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or more from a recognized U.S. school accredited by a regional or state or national accrediting organization. The accrediting organization should be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • Students should have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 in bachelor’s degree or a 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 in master’s degree. Students who want to get enrolled in specific program, these requirements may apply
    • Access to a computer and the Internet
    • Students should complete application form
    • Students should pay application fee
    • Students should have access to a computer and the Internet
    • Students should provide names and contact information of two persons in the field of professional or academic who are qualified to comment adeptly on the student’s skills and qualifications for study in the desired field.
    • Students should submit an official transcript of bachelor’s degree along with any additional completed coursework which is to be considered for transfer of credit

    Doctoral Program Requirements

    • Students should submit an official transcript of a master’s degree from a recognized U.S. school which is accredited by a regional or state or professional, or national accrediting organization. The accrediting organization should be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education.
    • In Post-Baccalaureate degree, students should have minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
    • To get enrolled in preferred program students should have 3 years of academic or professional experience related to the program.
    • Students should have completed application form
    • Application fee should be paid for registration  
    • Students should provide names and contact information of two persons in the field of professional or academic who are qualified to comment adeptly on the student’s skills and qualifications for study in the desired field. The admissions office reserves the right to request for these details from students.
    • Students are expected to submit official transcript of highest degree completed to date
    • Students should have access to a computer and the Internet

    Walden University Financial Aid

    Federal Aid

    Title: Pell Grants

    Avg Rewards: $ 3,482

    Eligibility: U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards.
    Title: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity

    Avg Rewards: $ 3,643

    Eligibility: Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen.
    Title: TEACH

    Avg Rewards: $ 3,736

    Eligibility: U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards.
    Title: Federal Subsidized Loans

    Avg Rewards: $ 10,915

    Eligibility: U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for the Direct Loan program.
    Title: Federal Unsubsidized Loans

    Avg Rewards: $ 10,915

    Eligibility: U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards.
    Title: Direct PLUS Loans

    Avg Rewards: $ 10,915

    Eligibility: Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.

    Institutional Aid

    Title: Master’s Degree Scholarships

    Rewards: $ 10,000

    Eligibility: Any Master's Degree from the University.
    Title: Post Master’s/Doctoral Degree Scholarships

    Rewards: $ 12,500

    Eligibility: Any Post-Master’s or Doctoral degree program from the University.
    Title: Ann “Tunky” Riley Excellence in K–12 Education Scholarships

    Rewards: $ 2,500

    Eligibility: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-Master’s, and Doctoral programs.
    Title: Advancing Public Health Excellence (APEX) Scholarships

    Rewards: $ 10,000

    Eligibility: Freshers of Master of Public Health.

    Military Aid

    Title: The Montgomery GI Bill

    Eligibility: Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001.
    Title: The Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Rewards: $ 8,420

    Eligibility: Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001.
    Title: Tuition Assistance

    Rewards: $ 2,758

    Eligibility: Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
    Title: The Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program

    Eligibility: Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001.
    Title: The VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

    Eligibility: Service-connected Disabilities.
    Title: Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program

    Eligibility: Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001.

    Military Aid

    Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 226

    Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): 567,609

    Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): 2,512

    Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military : www.waldenu.edu/military/tuition-and-financial-assistance

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