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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?

453 Full-Time Undergraduates
$21,276 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Walden University.
  • 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.

Walden University Rankings

Walden University was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Walden University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Walden University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 457
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 535
Best Colleges for Diversity 942

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
The overall average net price of Walden University is $21,276. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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

453 Full-Time Undergraduates
77% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,442 undergraduate students at Walden University, with 453 being full-time and 6,989 being part-time.

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

There are also 42,238 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 453 full-time undergraduates at Walden University, 23% are male and 77% 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 8
Black or African American 120
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 222
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 88

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Walden University awarded 3,598 undergraduate degrees and 22,094 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 15 30 0
Business Administration & Management 0 148 714 421
Business/Corporate Communications 0 11 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 48 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 17 340 24
Communication & Media Studies 0 21 50 0
Computer Information Systems 0 54 91 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 34 73 35
Curriculum & Instruction 0 4 86 0
Educational Administration 0 0 117 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 17 0
General Education 0 3 1,450 249
General Psychology 0 148 345 218
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 51 444 9
Health Sciences & Services 0 58 0 43
Homeland Security 0 0 12 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 43 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 127 0
Human Services 0 107 302 36
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 21 0
Marketing 0 0 24 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 494 34
Nursing 0 1,028 3,551 214
Other Education 0 0 1 0
Public Administration 0 7 83 160
Public Health 0 33 212 156
Public Policy 0 0 16 0
Social Work 0 4 426 30
Student Counseling 0 0 33 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 12 283 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 23 0
Total 0 3,598 18,826 3,268

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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