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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:  46,455 (7,119 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
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).
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 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty2512,773
Instructional2512,773
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-50
Instructional-50
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 year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees$12,120$12,150$12,180$12,1800.0%
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,099$9,119$9,839$9,8390.0%
Other$1,125$1,127$1,321$1,3210.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,500$4,500$4,500$4,5000.0%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Off Campus$23,244$23,296$24,240$24,2400.0%
Off Campus with Family$17,520$17,550$17,580$17,5800.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Tuition$9,651
Fees$441
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Walden students have access to a wide range of support services to help them succeed, including academic advisors, tutors, financial aid advisors, 24/7 technical support, a Writing Center and a Career Planning and Development Center.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14100%————
Grant or scholarship aid4100%$21,870$5,468
Federal grants(*)25%(*)(*)
Pell grants(*)25%(*)(*)
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships4100%$20,065$5,016
Student loan aid00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,749$24,778,469$3,671
Pell grants3,436$13,190,106$3,839
Federal student loans4,675$45,554,203$9,744
  • 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.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$18,772
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2020-2021
$0 – $30,000
$30,001 – $48,000$18,325
$48,001 – $75,000
$75,001 – $110,000
$110,001 and more
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2021
Total enrollment46,455
Undergraduate enrollment7,119
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,620
Graduate enrollment39,336
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 24%
Part-time: 76%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 16%
Female: 84%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 34%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 43%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 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: 97%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2020.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%
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:
Full-time students: 25%
Part-time students: 26%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2020 and Returned in Fall 2021
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • 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 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 93%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 94%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 10%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 90%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 46%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 41%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 57%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 66%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 73%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 61%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
Certificate
BachelorMasterDoctor
  • 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
Accounting14d4d23d-
Auditing5d---
Business Administration and Management, General77d185d357d296d
Business/Corporate Communications, General-12d--
Digital Marketing12d---
Finance, General--16d-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General24d-70d-
Management Information Systems, General--14d-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General3d-15d-
Organizational Leadership18d-23d-
Project Management26d-21d-
Category total179d201d539d296d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General11d16d27d-
Category total11d16d27d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General28d30d46d28d
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance8d-3d-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician2d---
Category total38d30d49d28d
Education
Administration of Special Education--21d-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching9d-0d-
College/Postsecondary/University Teaching9d---
Community College Administration1d---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--101d-
Curriculum and Instruction2d0d47d-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4d75d237d-
Early Childhood Program Administration16d---
Education, General22d1d850d361d
Education, Other--3d-
Educational Evaluation and Research1d---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General4d---
Educational/Instructional Technology23d---
Elementary Education and Teaching4d42d--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration7d-47d-
Mathematics Teacher Education5d---
Multicultural Education5d---
Reading Teacher Education3d-13d-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education3d---
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods0d---
Special Education and Teaching, General8d---
Category total126d118d1,319d361d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General-7d--
Category total-7d--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing1d---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-37d7d31d
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-67d213d27d
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--64d-
Medical Informatics12d---
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other---27d
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--422d-
Nursing Administration6d---
Nursing Education8d---
Nursing Practice---143d
Nursing Science---48d
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing5d---
Public Health Education and Promotion--55d9d
Public Health, General9d33d90d140d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-900d4,104d-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--0d-
Category total41d1,037d4,955d425d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-42d150d66d
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies2d---
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management--6d-
Homeland Security3d---
Category total5d42d156d66d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Data Science, General--3d-
Dispute Resolution11d---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-0d--
Category total11d0d3d-
Psychology
Clinical Psychology--8d17d
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other---12d
Developmental and Child Psychology--75d1d
Forensic Psychology-7d211d14d
Industrial and Organizational Psychology10d-93d16d
Psychology, General15d152d241d167d
Category total25d159d628d227d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-76d255d60d
Public Administration8d3d152d138d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other3d---
Public Policy Analysis, General3d-9d-
Social Work-40d856d40d
Category total14d119d1,272d238d
Grand total4501,7298,9481,641
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. In addition to the services noted, 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, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 273
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1414
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 53
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 146
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: $5,219
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,404
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,143
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,654
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
  • 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.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1990)08/31/2023
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)12/31/2015
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: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/107044.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
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
  • Despite numerous follow-up attempts, only some of the law enforcement agencies we requested crime statistics from provided our institution with the requested statistics. Therefore, the data we are reporting for 2020 will only include crimes reported to Walden University and the law enforcement agencies that responded to our requests.
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
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 https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • 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 Year201820172016
Default rate4.7%6.8%6.9%
Number in default1,0111,5171,545
Number in repayment21,49722,06622,241
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)