From the moment of Walden University’s founding in 1970, we’ve been committed to expanding access to higher education and empowering the greater good. If you are a working professional or anyone else who needs the flexibility to earn a degree, we’re here for you—and we have the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, or certificate program you need to change your life and the lives around you.

Our founders believed that positive social change begins with quality education. Fifty years after they established that guiding vision, we’re doing more than ever to give people like you an opportunity to grow and succeed. We’re accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Certified B Corporation®, and fully online with a diverse community that spans the United States and more than 160 countries.

As part of our mission to create opportunities and drive social change, we prepare our students to be scholar-practitioners. At Walden, you’ll engage in innovative coursework and gain the skills and knowledge you need to meet the demands of today’s employers and address the biggest challenges of tomorrow. In addition, you’ll find extensive student support throughout our many programs, including those in health sciences, counseling, criminal justice, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing social work, public administration, and information technology. Together, our students, faculty, alumni, staff, and a growing list of academic, corporate, and government partners are creating real change locally and globally.

Mission

Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.

Vision

Walden University envisions a distinctively different 21st-century learning community where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good.

University Outcomes

Walden University strives to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  1. Facilitate positive social change where they work, in their communities, and in society.
  2. Use their knowledge to positively impact their profession, communities, and society.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
  4. Apply their learning to specific problems and challenges in their workplace and professional settings.
  5. Demonstrate information literacy.*
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of inquiry used in their professional or academic field.
  7. Practice legal and ethical integrity in their professional work.
  8. Effectively communicate their ideas and the rationale behind them to others.
  9. Support diversity and multiculturalism within their profession, communities, and society.

*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.

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Walden Facts

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More than 53,000 Walden students*

*Total enrollment as of December 31, 2018.
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Countries from which students are pursuing their online education at Walden

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of current international Walden students are satisfied or very satisfied with the university

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of students are likely or very likely to recommend Walden to others

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