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Diversity & Inclusion

Equal access to quality higher education is at the core of our founding mission.
Equal access to quality higher education is at the core of our founding mission.
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Walden University was founded in 1970 to provide access to graduate education that had long been restricted to an elite few

An Education for Good® provides working adult learners the knowledge and credentials to drive systemic change. By creating opportunities for diverse working adult learners to advance their education, Walden has helped generations of alumni blaze a trail for change in their professions and communities. It’s why our mission matters and why our faculty and staff are so committed to our students’ success.

Making Education More Accessible for Working Professionals
Every adult learner has a different learning style, and many have busy schedules. Walden University offers a flexible online learning formats to fit the needs of a diverse student body.

Walden Facts


among 380 accredited institutions for awarding doctorates to African American students.1


for awarding graduate degrees in multiple disciplines to African American students.2


for awarding doctoral degrees in psychology, public health, and public administration and social service professions to Hispanic students.2



Acts for Good

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way students are learning around the world. As part of our effort to Mobilize for Good, Walden University connected with Baltimore-area teachers, ultimately donating 1,000 tablets and learning kits to help students from underserved communities learn from home.

Student Organizations

The Walden community is a welcoming space with a variety of special-interest groups, professional organizations, and honor societies. Expand your network, participate in professional development, engage in service events and more.

Here are just a few of the organizations you could join:

  • Divine Nine Alliance

  • Fulbright

  • Indigenous Student Association

  • LGBTQ+/Pride

  • Multicultural and International Student Club

  • National Society of Leadership & Success


  • Student Veterans Association

  • Walden Empowerment and Assistance Coalition

  • Walden Women in Technology


1Survey of Earned Doctorates, National Science Foundation, “Table 9: Top 20 doctorate-granting institutions ranked by number of minority U.S. citizen and permanent resident doctorate recipients, by ethnicity and race of recipient: 5-year total, 2015–19,” on the internet at Table 9 on https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf21308/data-tables. The survey included 380 accredited U.S. institutions. The population for the 2019 SED consists of all individuals receiving a research doctorate from a U.S. academic institution in the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. Recipients of professional doctoral degrees are not included in the SED.

2Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2018–19 academic year, analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions, "https://top100.diverseeducation.com/."