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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 1210, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
General information:  (866) 492-5336
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:  42,312 (6,298 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services, Fall 2022
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Continuing professional
Noncredit education offered
Contract Training/Customized Training
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty2352,723
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-39
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 year2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Tuition and fees$12,180$12,180$12,483$12,4980.1%
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Food and Housing$9,839$9,839$10,818$17,49661.7%
Other expenses$1,321$1,321$1,350$4,464230.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other expenses$4,500$4,500$4,500$4,464-0.8%
Total Expenses2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Off Campus$24,240$24,240$25,551$35,35838.4%
Off Campus with Family$17,580$17,580$17,883$17,862-0.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2023-2024
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2022-2023
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid15,63790%$18,935,157$3,359
Pell grants3,17651%$10,642,589$3,351
Federal student loans4,13466%$32,039,032$7,750
Grant or scholarship aid11771%$23,509$1,383
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, 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 2022-2023, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment42,312
Undergraduate enrollment6,298
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,399
Graduate enrollment36,014
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 24%
Part-time: 76%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 15%
Female: 85%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 35%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 43%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
U.S. Nonresident: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 11%
25 and over: 89%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 1%
Out-of-state: 96%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 100%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 0%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 100%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 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: 31%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
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 without completing at the current 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.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 0%
(*) 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.
  • 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. Thus, the cohort reported only reflects 1 student and results should therefore be interpreted cautiously.
  • 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.
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 51%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
  • 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
Business Administration and Management, General104d159d363d291d
Business/Corporate Communications, General-0d--
Digital Marketing0d---
Finance, General--6d-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General32d-67d-
Management Information Systems, General--3d-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5d-9d-
Organizational Leadership3d-31d-
Project Management7d-8d-
Category total153d163d508d291d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General1d7d17d-
Category total1d7d17d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General7d21d55d9d
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance9d-14d-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician1d---
Category total17d21d69d9d
Administration of Special Education--13d-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching9d-1d-
College/Postsecondary/University Teaching5d---
Community College Administration0d---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--178d-
Curriculum and Instruction7d0d41d-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5d97d171d-
Early Childhood Program Administration7d---
Education, General15d0d772d248d
Education, Other--0d-
Educational Evaluation and Research0d---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General3d---
Educational/Instructional Technology15d---
Elementary Education and Teaching11d93d19d-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration7d-34d-
Mathematics Teacher Education2d---
Multicultural Education0d---
Reading Teacher Education3d-15d-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0d---
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods0d---
Special Education and Teaching, General6d---
Category total95d190d1,244d248d
Computer Software Engineering--6d-
Category total--6d-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General-2d--
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other---0d
Category total-2d-0d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing25d---
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing29d---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-26d8d27d
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-54d127d34d
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--24d-
Medical Informatics4d---
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other---28d
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--775d-
Nursing Administration2d---
Nursing Education0d---
Nursing Practice---205d
Nursing Science---40d
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing0d---
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing125d---
Public Health Education and Promotion--37d20d
Public Health, General5d37d78d124d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-465d4,083d-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--0d-
Category total190d582d5,132d478d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-41d85d30d
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3d---
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management--0d-
Homeland Security1d---
Category total4d41d85d30d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Data Science, General--8d-
Dispute Resolution9d---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-0d--
Category total9d0d8d-
Clinical Psychology--3d40d
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other---22d
Developmental and Child Psychology--56d14d
Forensic Psychology-2d165d26d
Industrial and Organizational Psychology17d-74d28d
Psychology, General8d148d206d117d
Category total25d150d504d247d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-75d125d47d
Public Administration10d0d75d111d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other4d---
Public Policy Analysis, General1d-0d-
Social Work50d168d1,060d39d
Category total65d243d1,260d197d
Grand total5591,3998,8331,500
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 Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
  • Walden University honors the contributions of the country’s military personnel by offering a 15% tuition reduction over the lifetime of their degree programs.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2022-2023
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 218
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1121
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 41
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 119
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,449
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,612
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,407
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,788
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
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1990)08/31/2033
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since ((!)10/22/2012)08/01/2027
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/19/2010)06/30/2025
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (04/08/2006)12/31/2030
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (02/03/2018)12/31/2024
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (04/24/2012)TBD
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs:
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.1%4.7%
Number in default32381,011
Number in repayment21,14421,15921,497
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)