Higher Learning Commission North Central AssociationWalden University has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission since 1990 and continues to maintain the standards set by the commission each and every day.

What Is Accreditation?

The United States does not have a central government office to approve educational institutions. Institutions rely on nongovernmental accrediting bodies to ensure that schools meet quality standards through a system of voluntary accreditation.

Accreditation is a quality assurance process for institutions and some programs of higher education in the United States that demonstrates that an institution meets rigorous standards. Having accreditation shows that the institution offers programs of high quality, uses effective teaching methods, and supports student achievement.

Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. If you reside outside of the United States, please review your country of residence’s requirements to confirm recognition of your Walden program.

The accreditation status of an institution is an important factor to consider when choosing where to earn your degree in the United States. Learn more about Walden’s institutional and specialized accreditations now.