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IPEDS ID: 125231
OPE ID: 02504200
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Walden University
All programs offered completely via Distance education
100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
General information:  (866) 492-5336
Website:  www.waldenu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  49,680 (7,442 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty2042,821
Instructional2042,821
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-69
Instructional-69
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$12,240$12,075$12,075$12,4653.2%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$960$900-6.3%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,900$9,234$7,776$6,201-20.3%
Other$8,100$7,866$6,624$5,499-17.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,500$4,500$4,500$4,5000.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$31,440$30,375$27,435$25,065-8.6%
Off Campus with Family$17,940$17,775$17,535$17,8651.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$11,586
Fees$456
Alternative Tuition Plans
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Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,17239%$11,596,369$3,656
Pell grants3,11339%$10,811,723$3,473
Federal student loans4,73059%$51,115,033$10,807
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment49,680
Undergraduate enrollment7,442
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,363
Graduate enrollment42,238
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 6%
Part-time: 94%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 25%
Female: 75%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 30%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 11%
25 and over: 78%
Age unknown: 11%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 1%
Out-of-state: 89%
Foreign countries: 11%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 50%
Part-time: 50%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Part-time students: 18%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
  • Retention data reported in this section is based on a cohort of first time, full time and first time, part time undergraduates. Undergraduate students enrolled at Walden University do not typically fall into this group. This is a "point in time" measurement that does not reflect leaves of absence or other breaks in enrollment which, in general, are characteristic of our student population. The data reported reflects zero first time, full time students and should therefore be interpreted cautiously.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 0 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 100%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 0%
6-year: 0%
8-year: 0%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 100%
6-year: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Female: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Interpret data with caution due to small cohort. Data reported in the IPEDS Graduation Rate survey is based on a cohort of first time, full time undergraduates. Undergraduate students enrolled at Walden University do not typically fall into this group.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 7%
Enrolled at different institution: 57%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 44%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 49%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 29%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting13d60d--9d
Auditing----4d
Business Administration and Management, General215d419d300d-86d
Business/Corporate Communications18d----
Finance, General-4d---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-100d--28d
Management Information Systems, General-27d---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-24d--15d
Organizational Leadership-37d--16d
Project Management-39d---
Category total246d710d300d-158d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General28d51d--10d
Category total28d51d--10d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General47d105d2d-30d
Category total47d105d2d-30d
Education
Administration of Special Education-10d---
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-28d---
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-20d--21d
Community College Education----0d
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-15d---
Curriculum and Instruction18d107d--0d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-199d--24d
Education, General10d1,701d313d-47d
Education, Other-6d---
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement-1d--2d
Educational Evaluation and Research----0d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General----9d
Educational/Instructional Technology----17d
Elementary Education and Teaching0d---11d
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-82d--14d
Mathematics Teacher Education----9d
Multicultural Education----5d
Reading Teacher Education-5d--0d
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education----0d
Special Education and Teaching, General----14d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other----1d
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----11d
Category total28d2,174d313d-185d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General146d----
Category total146d----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator----11d
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General90d-35d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management62d521d0d--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-20d---
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other--9d--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-417d---
Nursing Administration----2d
Nursing Education----10d
Nursing Practice--147d--
Nursing Science--3d--
Public Health Education and Promotion-111d0d--
Public Health, General47d194d147d-0d
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other----9d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse936d3,065d---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-2d---
Category total1,135d4,330d341d-32d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration41d98d0d--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies----3d
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-28d---
Homeland Security---0d2d
Category total41d126d0d0d5d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution----0d
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General4d----
Category total4d---0d
Psychology
Clinical Psychology-42d2d--
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other--0d--
Developmental and Child Psychology-0d0d--
Forensic Psychology26d170d0d--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-73d4d-6d
Psychology, General137d292d173d-19d
Category total163d577d179d-25d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General66d254d41d-29d
Public Administration17d102d119d-19d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other----3d
Public Policy Analysis, General-20d--2d
Social Work0d204d5d--
Category total83d580d165d-53d
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography----0d
Category total----0d
Grand total1,9218,6531,3000498
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Walden University participates in the VA Yellow Ribbon program to the fullest extent with no limitations on enrollment.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 312
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1754
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 36
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 165
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,470
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,081
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,325
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,214
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 80%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
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Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1990 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/8/2006 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/19/2010 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels(!)10/22/2012 - 10/23/2017Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • Walden University offers educational programs and courses on-line and does not maintain a campus. Walden University also conducts residencies at various conference centers and other locations. These are counted in the noncampus category.
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate7.3%7.5%6.7%
Number in default1,6851,7251,440
Number in repayment22,93722,90521,214
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)