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Walden News // Aug 12, 2021

Walden University Now Part of the Adtalem Global Education Family

Dear Walden University Students,

Walden University Education for Good and Adtalem Global Education logos

I am pleased to share that this morning Laureate Education finalized the transition of ownership of Walden University to Adtalem Global Education. This change of ownership has received all required regulatory approvals.

Adtalem is preserving Walden University’s name, mission and rich institutional legacy as a leader in online higher education for adult learners. Walden students will continue to attend the same classes to complete their same degree program. There is no change in your status, program or progress toward completion of your degree from Walden.

Walden has great synergy and alignment with the core values that shape how Adtalem works to fulfill its promise to students and the communities it serves. We share a mission of providing access to education that transforms lives, careers and communities. And we both believe that education empowers students to achieve their goals, find success, and drive positive social change in our global community.

We also both support advancing racial and gender diversity and equity in leadership roles across industries and business. That is why I believe that together, Walden and Adtalem will provide our nation with diverse graduates who have the talent and skills to answer workforce needs and a passion for advancing positive social change.

This transition honors Walden’s more than 50-year history, our commitment to our students and their success, and our mission of advancing Education for Good through access and social change. I strongly believe that this transition provides the entire Walden community with an innovative next step forward for the continued success of our students and our university.


Paula R. Singer
CEO and Interim President
Walden University