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Why Walden

Why Walden

We're a Pioneer In Distance Learning

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.

An Accredited University

Quality matters—especially when it comes to your education.  Walden is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

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Light the Way

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.


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


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.

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.

Subscription Pricing

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

Funding Your Education

Funding Your Education

Your Degree is Within Reach

Need help financing your degree? You’re not alone. Take a look at some of your options, including federal financial aid. You may be surprised by the number of resources available to help make your dreams a reality.

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