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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:  50,360 (8,024 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty2062,793
Instructional2062,793
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-72
Instructional-72
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$12,075$12,075$12,465$12,120-2.8%
Books and supplies$1,200$960$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,234$7,776$6,201$9,09946.7%
Other$7,866$6,624$5,499$1,125-79.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,500$4,500$4,500$4,5000.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Off Campus$30,375$27,435$25,065$23,244-7.3%
Off Campus with Family$17,775$17,535$17,865$17,520-1.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$11,739
Fees$466
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid1(*)100%————
Grant or scholarship aid(*)100%(*)(*)
Federal grants(*)100%(*)(*)
Pell grants(*)100%(*)(*)
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid(*)100%(*)(*)
Federal student loans(*)100%(*)(*)
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 aid12,840$11,034,035$3,885
Pell grants2,788$10,549,524$3,784
Federal student loans4,181$43,975,005$10,518
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$21,276
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2017-2018
$0 – $30,000$22,915
$30,001 – $48,000$19,638
$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 2018
Total enrollment50,360
Undergraduate enrollment8,024
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,702
Graduate enrollment42,336
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 8%
Part-time: 92%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 24%
Female: 76%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 29%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 25%
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: 2%
Out-of-state: 97%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 48%
Part-time: 52%
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: 50%
Part-time students: 25%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
  • Retention data reported in this section are based on a cohort of full-time, first-time undergraduates. Walden University enrolls a high percentage of transfer-in and part-time students, thus full-time, first-time undergraduates represent a small share of total students. Retention data should be interpreted with this in mind.
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 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 48%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 2%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 51%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 57%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 61%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 23%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 32%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
  • Walden University primarily serves an adult learner population and the majority of our students transfer-in with prior college experience.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
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
Accounting12d55d-6d
Auditing---6d
Business Administration and Management, General208d523d431d70d
Business/Corporate Communications24d---
Finance, General-9d--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-94d-41d
Management Information Systems, General-31d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-31d-14d
Organizational Leadership-22d-12d
Project Management-30d--
Category total244d795d431d149d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General15d48d-12d
Category total15d48d-12d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General47d108d14d28d
Category total47d108d14d28d
Education
Administration of Special Education-14d--
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-17d--
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-12d-33d
Community College Education---0d
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-28d--
Curriculum and Instruction12d123d-0d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-258d-29d
Education, General2d1,623d280d48d
Education, Other-6d--
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement-1d--
Educational Evaluation and Research---1d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---12d
Educational/Instructional Technology---28d
Elementary Education and Teaching0d--8d
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-109d-14d
Mathematics Teacher Education---16d
Multicultural Education---5d
Reading Teacher Education-18d-2d
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education---2d
Special Education and Teaching, General---17d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---0d
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---5d
Category total14d2,209d280d220d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General140d---
Category total140d---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator---5d
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General62d-44d-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management59d445d4d-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-59d--
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other--17d-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-354d--
Nursing Administration---5d
Nursing Education---11d
Nursing Practice--201d-
Nursing Science--17d-
Public Health Education and Promotion-85d0d-
Public Health, General55d160d154d2d
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other---6d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse990d3,159d--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-3d--
Category total1,166d4,265d437d29d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration50d84d8d-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies---7d
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-19d--
Homeland Security---2d
Category total50d103d8d9d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution---2d
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General5d---
Category total5d--2d
Psychology
Clinical Psychology-40d13d-
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other--0d-
Developmental and Child Psychology-13d0d-
Forensic Psychology13d194d0d-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-81d6d5d
Psychology, General141d247d179d22d
Category total154d575d198d27d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General115d243d34d10d
Public Administration12d120d134d18d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other---2d
Public Policy Analysis, General-13d-1d
Social Work2d295d14d-
Category total129d671d182d31d
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---0d
Category total---0d
Grand total1,9648,7741,550507
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, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 330
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1852
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 36
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 215
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: $6,674
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,485
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,713
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,698
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
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)12/31/2020
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.
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 Year201620152014
Default rate6.9%7.3%7.5%
Number in default1,5451,6851,725
Number in repayment22,24122,93722,905
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)