Education for Good®
What defines a good education? It’s one that enables students to break down barriers and achieve their personal and professional goals. It produces advocates, healers, and peacemakers—and sometimes even award-winners, best-selling authors, and transformative leaders.
A good education not only focuses on knowledge mastery; it encourages learners to use that knowledge to shape positive change in their workplaces and communities. At Walden, we believe a good education is an education for good. It’s been our driving force for more than 50 years.
The story of Walden University is the story of effecting change. In 1970, our founders established the university on the notion that higher education should be more accessible to more people. That ideal has driven us ever since, leading to innovations, expanded opportunities, and countless student, alumni, and faculty success stories. It’s a history worth celebrating—and retelling.
More than 174,500 graduates from over 165 countries make up the Walden alumni network.1
More than 300 Walden faculty have been recognized for excellence in teaching and mentorship.2
Minorities make up more than half of our student body.3
Walden is led by scholars, practitioners, and education innovators with a collective commitment to providing quality, student-centered degree programs. While our leaders come from diverse backgrounds, their goal is the same. They’re focused on providing the education today’s employers call for through an engaging learning experience that fits students’ busy lives.
Facilitate positive social change where they work, in their communities, and in society.
Use their knowledge to positively impact their profession, communities, and society.
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
Apply their learning to specific problems and challenges in their workplace and professional settings.
Demonstrate information literacy.*
*Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, and being able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.
Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of inquiry used in their professional or academic field.
Practice legal and ethical integrity in their professional work.
Effectively communicate their ideas and the rationale behind them to others.
Support diversity and multiculturalism within their profession, communities, and society.
Read about the Walden Mission and Vision.
1Per Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) as of February 21, 2021.
2Source: Walden University Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, based on information provided by faculty members as of February 2020.
3Student number per Finance, as of 12/31/20