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5 Great Things About Adtalem Global Education

From career-focused higher education degrees to a shared commitment to positive social change, Adtalem Global Education enhances Walden University’s legacy.

More than 50 years ago, when Bernie and Rita Turner founded Walden University, they did so with conviction and faith: conviction that higher education should be more accessible to more people, and faith that if it were, more people would make the world a better place.

In the decades since, Walden has pioneered, innovated, and evolved to become a leader in delivering high-quality online education from an accredited institution for working professionals who are inspired to effect positive social change. That’s why being part of the Adtalem Global Education family makes sense. Walden’s new parent company shares the same mission, vision, and aspirations for postsecondary education we were founded on, so our future together shines bright.


Want to learn more? Here are five great things you should know about Adtalem Global Education:

  1. They focus on workforce needs.
    Adtalem shares Walden University’s philosophy to equip students with applied knowledge. Just as Walden’s online courses and degree programs help students build career-focused skills they can use immediately at work, Adtalem institutions engage students in practical education that matches employer needs. In fact, Adtalem Global Education is a leading workforce solutions provider,1 particularly in the accounting, finance, and healthcare industries, and it proactively partners with companies and organizations around the world to anticipate critical workforce staffing needs and envision collaborative solutions.
  2. They emphasize global citizenry.
    Adtalem weaves a sense of community responsibility throughout its culture—which is one reason why Newsweek recognized the organization as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021.2 Adtalem’s commitment to empowering students to make meaningful contributions to society aligns perfectly with Walden’s goal of Education for Good®. Together, Adtalem Global Education and Walden University students, alumni, and staff will advance the greater good through education access and social change today—and tomorrow.
  3. They prioritize diversity and inclusion.
    Forbes recognizes Adtalem Global Education as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2021—and for good reason.3 Adtalem’s leadership reflects diversity in all its forms, embraces inclusion as a key performance indicator, and creates intentional programming and policies to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout its family of organizations. Specific resources such as the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) Learning Series, Adtalem EDGE (Empowerment, Diversity, Growth, and Excellence), and ongoing social justice events encourage staff and students to actively embrace, envision, and foster a culture that celebrates the contributions of all.4 Adtalem also embraces a Supplier Diversity Policy to help guide purchasing decisions based on equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.5
  4. They understand healthcare education.
    Not only that, Adtalem actively reimagines its future. Together with Walden’s CCNE-accredited online nursing degree programs; online bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in health and health sciences; and established leadership in offering flexible, high-quality online and digital learning experiences, Adtalem Global Education has significantly expanded access to its existing healthcare education offerings for students around the globe, including those from underserved populations.6 This increased scale means that Adtalem is well poised to address a rapidly growing, unmet demand for healthcare professionals overall. Notably, 82% of students across Adtalem’s family of institutions will engage in online education while earning a degree.7
  5. They have a cool name.
    Adtalem (pronounced “ad-TAL-em”) literally means “to empower” in Latin. No doubt the Turners would approve.

Walden University is an accredited institution offering certificate programs and bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs online. Expand your career options and earn your degree using a convenient, flexible learning platform that fits your busy life.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission,