Walden University, founded in 1970, predominantly delivers education programs in an online format. The university provides a diverse community of working professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.
Walden is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality.
Other recognitions of academic excellence:
Walden University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Additionally, Walden’s support services for students and faculty have been recognized by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and have received OLC Effective Practice Awards every year from 2016 to 2019.
According to the 2016 Walden University Study: Career and Well-Being Outcomes, conducted by Gallup, Walden University master’s and doctoral graduates are thriving and advancing in their careers.
Gallup conducted web surveys of Walden master’s and doctoral degree holders and a nationally representative sample of graduate degree holders, including an online comparison group.
This study finds Walden alumni reflect a more diverse population than the other graduate degree holders surveyed, and the results demonstrate that Walden’s graduates fare well not only when compared with other online graduates but also with graduate programs nationally.
Most notably, among graduates who have been promoted, achieved a salary raise or changed careers since obtaining their graduate degrees, Walden graduates are more likely to cite their degree as being important to getting promoted (81% vs. 76% online comparison group or 70% nationally), achieving a salary raise (74% vs. 71% and 69% respectively), and successfully changing careers (82% vs. 76% for each of the two groups).6
make up the Walden alumni network.
make up the Walden alumni network.
1. Based on Fall 2019 enrollment data
2. More details at www.WaldenU.edu/about/b-corp.
3. Walden University Center for Social Change, 2019 Global Days of Service Report
4. 2018 Walden Alumni Satisfaction Survey; % calculated on total number of respondents to Walden’s 2018 survey. Comparison data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was reported last on February 25, 2016, using data gathered between September 2014 and September 2015. www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/volun.pdf.5. Source: U.S. Department of Education on the internet at https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html l (viewed online November, 2019).
6. Results from the Gallup-Walden Study of graduate degree holders are based on web surveys conducted in early 2016. The online comparison group refers to graduate degree holders who completed at least half of their graduate courses online and who were interviewed via the national graduate study. www.WaldenU.edu/gallup
7. Walden University Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, based on 2019 enrollment and the 2019 Student Satisfaction Survey.
8. Total enrollment as of December 31, 2018
9. Survey 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, 2014–18,” on the internet at https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf19301/data. The survey included 377 accredited U.S. institutions. The population for the 2018 SED consists of all individuals receiving a research doctorate from a U.S. academic institution in the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018. Recipients of professional doctoral degrees are not included in the SED.
10. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, “2019 Top 100 Degree Producers,” analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions, 2017-18 academic year, on the internet at diverseeducation.com/top100.
11. www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.