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Education for Good®

Online education that matches your life and accelerates your career.

Why Walden

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In 1970, two teachers were inspired to create better opportunities for adult learners pursuing advanced degrees—and Walden University was born. Today, we’re at the forefront of delivering high-quality distance online education for working professionals.

#1

AWARDING RESEARCH DOCTORATES TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS1
 

169K+

GRADUATES MAKE UP THE WALDEN ALUMNI NETWORK2

600+

FACULTY RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND MENTORSHIP3

 Light the Way

Anna Slayton

With a Degree From Walden University, You Can Make a Greater Difference

Meet Anna, a nurse who went to the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in New York. Listen to her story of tragedy and resilience, and learn more about how she’s achieving her dream of becoming a family nurse practitioner.

At Walden, we believe a good education is an Education for Good.®

Different Ways to Learn

You Decide How to Complete Your Degree

You have a unique learning style—and a unique schedule. That’s why Walden offers you more than one way to learn. Choose the one that fits you best.

COURSE-BASED LEARNING

Learn the Traditional Way

If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good choice for you.

SCHEDULE-BASED

Complete your program on a predetermined schedule, with set deadlines to help you make steady progress.

INSTRUCTOR-LED

Get guidance from dedicated faculty who are there to help you through your coursework

PAY BY THE COURSE

Payment plans and tuition savings opportunities may be available to help make your degree more affordable.

OR

TEMPO LEARNING®

A Different Way to Learn

Choose this option if you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule.

YOU SET THE PACE

Access your coursework when your schedule allows. Speed up your studies—or slow them down—when needed.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICING

Three-month, all-you-can-learn subscription pricing can help you minimize your tuition costs.

SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT

A personal Academic Coach helps you map out your goals. Faculty are always available for advice and guidance.

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FAQ about Walden’s Online Programs

Is Walden an accredited online university?

Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is a mark of quality. Walden has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1990.

Being accredited by the HLC validates that our institution lives its mission, operates with integrity, offers programs that focus on student learning, hires faculty that are academically qualified, and provides the resources and support necessary for our students to succeed. The Tempo Learning platform is accredited by HLC for each program where it is offered. Walden has also earned a number of specialized accreditations from the following organizations:

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • Project Management Institution (PMI)® Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

An accredited degree program will help ensure a high-quality learning experience that culminates in a respected degree recognized by your current and future employers.

Is Walden University a reputable university?

Walden University is highly respected among students, graduates, employers, and others in the academic community as a reputable online university.

Consider the following results of Walden’s 2018 Student, Alumni, and Employer Satisfaction Surveys:

  • More than eight out of 10 (86.7%) Walden students who responded to our survey are satisfied or very satisfied with Walden. In addition, a majority of Walden international students (89.4%) are satisfied or highly satisfied with Walden, according to survey results.

  • Nearly nine out of 10 (88.3%) alumni survey respondents report that the Walden curriculum was relevant to their work.

  • A total of 89% of surveyed employers of Walden graduates reported that they are satisfied or very satisfied with the Walden graduate employed at their organization.

What does Education for Good® mean to Walden University?

Education for Good® represents Walden University’s 50-year history of empowering each graduate to achieve their career, personal, and community goals. We are committed to the success of our students and our shared focus on the power of education to make a positive impact on communities around the world. A good education not only emphasizes mastering knowledge of a subject but also champions graduates who channel their knowledge to effect positive change.

Is Walden University considered a leader in online education?

Yes. Since 1970, Walden has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals, initially through distance education and later online. Our flexible online learning environment features an accessible platform that lets you log in when it’s convenient for you, from wherever you are in the world. Walden curricula also include interactive multimedia simulations woven into a number of programs. An accredited university, Walden has further distinguished itself as being the sixth institution approved by the U.S. government to offer direct assessment competency-based education. The university has also won a total of six Effective Practice Awards (2016–2019) from the Online Learning Consortium, recognizing “efforts that help make quality online education accessible … for anyone, anywhere, at any time.”

How does Walden support its students?

At Walden University, we take pride in our supportive environment and in our wide range of resources designed to help students succeed. When you enroll with us, you’re never alone. We’re dedicated to making sure you have everything you need to earn your degree and achieve your life and career goals. Walden’s student support services include personal advisors (enrollment, financial aid, and academic), a career planning and development center, technical assistance, disability services, an acclaimed online library, research support, an academic skills center, doctoral peer mentoring, and a writing center.

What does it mean to have a mission of social change?

For us, social change is not just something we talk about—social change is who we are. Since 1970, we’ve provided a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can apply what they’ve learned to effect positive social change. As a student, you can gain the skills and inspiration you need to make a difference by addressing challenges where you live, in your profession, and in the world around you.

Walden is also proud to be a Certified B Corporation®, joining a growing, global movement of other Certified B Corporations that look beyond profits to benefit the communities we serve and, most important, future generations. Our B Corp™ certification directly aligns with our mission to drive positive social change through our graduates of our degree programs. Our students and alumni embrace this responsibility, using their education to make the world a better place.

Will Walden accept credits transferred from other institutions?

Yes, you can transfer credits from other institutions to Walden. Speak to an Enrollment Specialist for a free transfer-of-credit evaluation by calling 1-866-492-5336 or one of our international toll-free phone numbers for students outside the United States.

For transfer of credit into undergraduate programs,* you must have earned credit:

  • At any time in the past, with the exception of selected technology courses.

  • With a posted grade of a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

  • That aligns with applicable program or degree requirements.

For transfer of credit into graduate programs,* you must have earned credit:

  • Within 10 years of enrolling in your Walden program.

  • With a posted grade of a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

  • That aligns with applicable program or degree requirements.

*There may be additional program-specific transfer of credit criteria. Students should check the Walden University Catalog for program-specific transfer-of-credit requirements and restrictions.

Disclosures

1Survey of Earned Doctorates, National Science Foundation, “Table 9: Top 20 doctorate-granting institutions ranked by number of minority U.S. citizen and permanent resident doctorate recipients, by ethnicity and race of recipient: 5-year total, 2015–19,” on the internet at Table 9 on https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf21308/data-tables. The survey included 380 accredited U.S. institutions. The population for the 2019 SED consists of all individuals receiving a research doctorate from a U.S. academic institution in the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. Recipients of professional doctoral degrees are not included in the SED.

2Per Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) as of August 29, 2021.

3Source: Walden University OIRA, based on information self-reported from faculty members, as of February 2020.

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