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Walden University Overview

Walden University is a private for-profit institution situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The city atmosphere of Minneapolis makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Walden University Known For?

1,799 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Walden University is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 7% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Walden University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $50,100 a year. That's about 23% more than their peers at other schools.

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Walden University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Walden University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#316 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Walden University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Curriculum & Instruction Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Human Services Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Human Services Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Walden University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Human Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#12 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Walden University?

Location of Walden University

Contact details for Walden University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 866-492-5336
Website: www.waldenu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Waldenu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/waldenu

How Do I Get Into Walden University?

You can apply to Walden University online at: myhomepage.waldenu.edu/Walden#/

As long as you submit the requested materials to Walden University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Walden University?

100% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Walden University, approximately 100% of students took out student loans averaging $6,333 a year. That adds up to $25,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Walden University is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Walden University Undergraduate Student Diversity

827 Full-Time Undergraduates
85% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,016 undergraduate students at Walden University, with 827 being full-time and 6,189 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Walden University

There are also 41,404 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 827 full-time undergraduates at Walden University, 15% are male and 85% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Walden University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Walden University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Walden University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 170
Hispanic or Latino 74
White 445
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 106

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Walden University. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at Walden University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Canada, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Walden University

50,360 Took All Classes Online
50,360 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 21 bachelor’s degree and 39 master’s degree programs available online at Walden University. In 2017-2018, 50,360 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Walden University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Walden University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Walden University was -0.8%. This is the #172 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Walden University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Walden University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 6%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Child Development & Psychology 73%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 9%
Communication & Journalism 14%
Communication & Media Studies 14%
Dispute Resolution 80%
Finance & Financial Management 47%
General Psychology 20%
Health Professions 7%
Human Resource Management 22%
Human Services 10%
Marketing 10%
Mental & Social Health Services 18%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 36%
Nursing 9%
Psychology 18%
Public Administration & Social Service 15%
Public Policy 26%
Social Work 32%
Special Education 11%
Student Counseling 15%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7%
Teaching English or French 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Walden University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Policy #3
Business/Corporate Communications #3
Educational Assessment #3
Dispute Resolution #3
Multilingual Education #4
Other Public Administration #4
Geography & Cartography #4
Interdisciplinary Studies #8
Other Education #8
Teaching English or French #9
Student Counseling #9
Human Development & Family Studies #15
Child Development & Psychology #16
Teacher Education Subject Specific #18
Special Education #18
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #18
Curriculum & Instruction #19
General Education #19
Social Work #20
Homeland Security #23
Health Sciences & Services #23
Management Information Systems #25
Instructional Media Design #27
Public Health #27
Communication & Media Studies #29
Mental & Social Health Services #30
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #30
Finance & Financial Management #31
Human Services #33
Communication & Journalism #38
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #42
Public Administration #42
Teacher Education Grade Specific #46
General Psychology #47
Nursing #51
Computer Information Systems #54
Psychology #54
Marketing #54
Social Sciences #55
Educational Administration #58
Public Administration & Social Service #63
Human Resource Management #70
Accounting #73
Computer & Information Sciences #75
Criminal Justice & Corrections #80
Education #82
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #83
Health & Medical Administrative Services #86
Business Administration & Management #108
Health Professions #116
Business, Management & Marketing #118

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Walden University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 1,028 39 3,551 214 4,832
General Education 3 33 1,450 249 1,735
Business Administration & Management 148 98 714 421 1,381
General Psychology 148 24 345 218 735
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 494 34 528
Health & Medical Administrative Services 51 1 444 9 505
Social Work 4 0 426 30 460
Human Services 107 1 302 36 446
Public Health 33 2 212 156 403
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 17 5 340 24 386
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 71 283 0 366
Public Administration 7 17 83 160 267
Human Resource Management 0 45 127 0 172
Computer Information Systems 54 16 91 5 166
Educational Administration 0 32 117 0 149
Criminal Justice & Corrections 34 4 73 35 146
Health Sciences & Services 58 0 0 43 101
Curriculum & Instruction 4 1 86 0 91
Communication & Media Studies 21 16 50 0 87
Accounting 15 12 30 0 57
Marketing 0 26 24 0 50
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 48 0 48
Human Development & Family Studies 43 0 0 0 43
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 12 23 0 35
Student Counseling 0 0 33 0 33
Instructional Media Design 0 22 0 0 22
Management Information Systems 0 0 21 0 21
Special Education 0 19 0 0 19
Public Policy 0 3 16 0 19
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 17 0 17
Homeland Security 0 1 12 0 13
Business/Corporate Communications 11 0 0 0 11
Dispute Resolution 0 10 0 0 10
Teaching English or French 0 6 0 0 6
Information Technology 0 3 0 0 3
Multilingual Education 0 3 0 0 3
Educational Assessment 0 1 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 1 0 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Geography & Cartography 0 1 0 0 1
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,799 524 9,413 1,634 13,370

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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