• 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

Walden University was founded by Bernie and Rita Turner in the year 1970. The university collaborated with Harold 'Bud' Hodgkinson, a faculty member of the University of California, in order to get the grounds laid. It is a private-for-profit type institution which is fulfilling the needs of students from more than 150 countries and from all 50 U.S. states. 

  • Walden University address is 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 18:1.

  • The total student population of the university 52,565 which includes 24,159 full-time and 28,406 part-time enrollments. 

  • Walden University library provides huge volumes of books, and journals in various fields. Students can directly access the books and contact the librarian for any queries through the online portal.


Walden University Online

The university offers a wide variety of courses for students both in the home country and abroad.

A team is available online for student support and to address the queries of the students. The courses are student-friendly and industry oriented. 24/7 accessibility and availability of the courses in a wide range of countries make these online courses worth pursuing.

The university also offers accelerated online programs which can be completed before the said time.

Walden University login - The students are required to create a university email ID in order to log in to the student portal. It provides access to the students to the information regarding the course or program they are pursuing in the university. It will help the students to access and gain knowledge of course-related content.

Blackboard online learning system provides students the information regarding the course a student wants to pursue. The faculty uploads the course materials which can be accessed by the students. Interaction of the faculty and students also occur through this platform.

Walden University Portal/ mywalden university portal serves the purpose of helping students to interact with other students enrolled in the course. It also helps in clearing the doubts on the subject and providing feedback. Students can check their attendance, grades, university updates, submit assignments and access other resources through the university's 'myportal'.


 Walden University Schools

  • College of Management and Technology

  • Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

  • College of Health Science

  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Walden University Tuition

The tuition fee varies according to the program type and on a yearly basis. The tuition for various degree types is given below.

Degree Type Average Tuition Fee
Bachelors $ 56,977
Masters $ 27,390
Doctorate $ 48,661
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate $ 8,970
Graduate Certificate $ 8,911
Post-Masters Certificate $ 12,186
Post-Doctoral Certificate $ 18,850

Walden University Programs

The university offers around 163 programs across 15 majors. Some of the majors are Psychology, Business Management, Nursing, Health Science, Public Administration, Homeland Security, and Education. Walden University degrees include Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees. Other courses include Doctorate, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Graduate Certificate, Post-Masters Certificate, and Post-Doctoral Certificates. 

Some of the programs offered by the university are given below.

Graduate Certificate in Accounting Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Psychology
Post- Masters Certificate in Education Post- Master's Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership
Bachelor of Science in Child Development Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Science Master of Information Systems
Doctor of Psychology Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Education

Walden University Financial Aid

There are numerous resources available for the students to fund their education. On average, two-thirds of university students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is also available for international students, an active member of the U.S. Military or a Veteran. U.S. Department of Education, as well as other external sources, provide aid to the students.

Walden University federal school code is 025042. Various type of financial aids offered to the students is given below. 

  • Federal Aid such as Pell Grants, TEACH Grant,Federal Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Subsidized Loans are provided to the students. 

  • Institutional Aid includes Master’s Degree Scholarships, Post-Master’ s/Doctoral Degree Scholarships, Ann “Tunky” Riley Excellence in K–12 Education Scholarships, Advancing Public Health Excellence (APEX) Scholarships and many others.

  • Military Aid provided include the Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, The VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program and Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program.

For more information on the procedure of acquiring financial assistance, the financial aid office can be contacted. Walden University Financial Aid phone number is 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368).


Walden University Accreditation

The university has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Some of the programmatic accreditations are as follows.

  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Accounting, Business Management, and Management programs.

  • The Council for Accreditation of Counselling and Related Educational Programs has accredited the Counselling programs.

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing has accredited the Nursing programs.

  • Technology programs are accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

  • The Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Walden University Reviews 

Reviews state that students have found the university supportive and flexible. It also states the following reviews.

  • The faculty is strict and result-oriented.

  • The university builds industry-relevant skills in the students.

  • Courses offered have a good industry and market value.

  • A large number of students get their career enhancement.

  • Online courses are worth the value.

Walden University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) 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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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP, NCATE, ABET, CCNE, CACREP

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

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

Data Source: https://www.waldenu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Walden University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
Total Population 52,565
Student Population Full Time: 24,159 Part Time: 28,406
Gender Division Male: 24 % Female: 76 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Walden University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Walden University

College of Management and Technology

Majors available

Business Management Information Technology

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Majors available

Education Business Management

College of Health Science

Majors available

Health Science

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Majors available

Engineering

Walden University Admissions and Application Requirement


Walden University admission process

Walden 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 and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grants $3,473 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) Varies Undergraduates, exceptional financial needs June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $3,752 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Subsidized Loans $10,807 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for the Direct Loan program. June 30th, 2019
Federal Unsubsidized Loans $10,807 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans Varies Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards. U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Master’s Degree Scholarships $10,000 Any Master's Degree from the University. Varies
Post Master’s/Doctoral Degree Scholarships $12,500 Any Post-Master’s or Doctoral degree program from the University. Varies
Ann “Tunky” Riley Excellence in K–12 Education Scholarships $25,000 Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-Master’s, and Doctoral programs in K-12 education Varies
Advancing Public Health Excellence (APEX) Scholarships $10,000 Freshers of Master of Public Health. Varies

Data Source: https://www.waldenu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
The Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
The Post-9/11 GI Bill $8,081 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Varies Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
The Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
The VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program Varies Service-connected Disabilities. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program $2,214 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.waldenu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 43% $3,482
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 https://www.waldenu.edu/military/tuition-and-financial-assistance
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 2,380 $9,044
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 379 $8,420
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 2,001 $9,162

Data Source: https://www.waldenu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Walden University FAQ

  Is Walden University for-profit university?


Yes. Walden University is a private-for-profit university.

  Is Walden University fully online?


Yes. Walden University is a completely online university providing degrees from diploma level to doctoral level in a variety of fields. 

  Is Walden University accredited?


Yes. Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It also has several programmatic accreditations.

  How much does a Master's degree from Walden University costs?


The average tuition charged for Master's degree is $27,390 approximately.

  Where is Walden University located?


Walden University location - 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401.

  Are the doctoral programs offered by the university accredited?


Yes. Some of the doctoral programs provided by the university are accredited.

  Is Walden University credible?


Yes. The degrees offered by the Walden University are nationally accredited and credible. The syllabus is industry-oriented. 

  What is Walden University school code?


The federal school code of Walden University is 025042.

  What is Walden University ranking?


It is ranked one among the 'U.S. 20 Best Universities for Adult Learners' by Washington Monthly.

  Where is the headquarter of Walden University?


It is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America.

  What is Walden University acceptance rate?


Walden University has a 100% acceptance rate.

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