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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:  48,420 (7,016 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty2192,772
Instructional2192,772
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-64
Instructional-64
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 year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$12,465$12,120$12,150$12,1800.2%
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$6,201$9,099$9,119$9,8397.9%
Other$5,499$1,125$1,127$1,32117.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,500$4,500$4,500$4,5000.0%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Off Campus$25,065$23,244$23,296$24,2404.1%
Off Campus with Family$17,865$17,520$17,550$17,5800.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Tuition$10,272
Fees$444
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
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 aid100%————
Grant or scholarship aid00%$0
Federal grants00%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
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.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,089$12,324,516$3,990
Pell grants3,089$11,814,401$3,825
Federal student loans2,795$23,961,021$8,573
  • 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 award financial aid in 2019-2020, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment48,420
Undergraduate enrollment7,016
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,601
Graduate enrollment41,404
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 12%
Part-time: 88%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 18%
Female: 82%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 42%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 12%
25 and over: 88%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 2%
Out-of-state: 97%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 45%
Part-time: 55%
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: 28%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
  • Interpret data with caution. The data reported reflect zero first-time, full-time students.
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 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 54%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 55%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 9%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 49%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 56%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 23%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
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
Accounting14d38d-3d
Auditing---4d
Business Administration and Management, General168d430d317d68d
Business/Corporate Communications, General9d---
Digital Marketing---9d
Finance, General-19d--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-72d-41d
Management Information Systems, General-20d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-30d-5d
Organizational Leadership-40d-19d
Project Management-29d-11d
Category total191d678d317d160d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General10d38d-9d
Category total10d38d-9d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General28d49d26d17d
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance---8d
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician---3d
Category total28d49d26d28d
Education
Administration of Special Education-14d--
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-3d-18d
College/Postsecondary/University Teaching---14d
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-48d--
Curriculum and Instruction2d43d-3d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching19d197d-13d
Early Childhood Program Administration---10d
Education, General-1,153d280d33d
Education, Other-2d--
Educational Evaluation and Research---1d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---47d
Educational/Instructional Technology---29d
Elementary Education and Teaching26d--12d
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-48d-13d
Mathematics Teacher Education---9d
Multicultural Education---5d
Reading Teacher Education-22d--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education---3d
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods---1d
Special Education and Teaching, General---10d
Category total47d1,530d280d221d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General13d---
Category total13d---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General37d17d52d-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management46d310d18d-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-57d--
Medical Informatics---1d
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other--26d-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-356d--
Nursing Administration---1d
Nursing Education---8d
Nursing Practice--187d-
Nursing Science--34d-
Public Health Education and Promotion-74d2d-
Public Health, General27d106d169d6d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse892d4,106d--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-2d--
Category total1,002d5,028d488d16d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration50d152d48d-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies---5d
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-20d--
Homeland Security---3d
Category total50d172d48d8d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution---10d
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General1d---
Category total1d--10d
Psychology
Clinical Psychology-25d18d-
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other--5d-
Developmental and Child Psychology-89d--
Forensic Psychology18d216d1d-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-105d14d-
Psychology, General124d246d200d18d
Category total142d681d238d18d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General105d251d47d-
Public Administration9d210d147d19d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other---4d
Public Policy Analysis, General-8d-2d
Social Work21d671d32d-
Category total135d1,140d226d25d
Grand total1,6199,3161,623495
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, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 285
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1357
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 19
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 71
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: $5,213
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,651
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,407
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,167
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)12/31/2030
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 Offenses201620172018
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 Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
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 Year201720162015
Default rate6.8%6.9%7.3%
Number in default1,5171,5451,685
Number in repayment22,06622,24122,937
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)