Walden University


Walden University is an online school that offers a host of fields of study within five different colleges including The Center for Undergraduate Studies, The College of Health Sciences, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, The College of Management and Technology and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The College of Management and Technology offers bachelor’s, master’s and PhD’s in a host of fields including Business Administration, Systems Engineering and Leadership. The Doctorate in Business Administration is geared towards business professionals who want to act as consultants in their organizations. The College of Management and Technology also offers certificates in short 12 semester credit hour programs.

The College of Health Sciences consists of the School of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences. The Health Sciences School offers master’s and PhD degrees in public health and clinical research administration, The program in Nursing offers a Bachelors of Science in Nursing track and a Registered Nurse track. Both concentrations push education, leadership and management and nursing informatics. Walden’s Nursing Program is affiliated with many hospitals in the nation.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is made up of three separate schools including the School of Counseling and Social Service, The School of Public Policy and Administration and The School of Psychology. All these school offer bachelors and masters degrees. The schools of Psychology and Public Policy offer certificates in 15 credit hour courses.

The Center for Undergraduate Studies offers a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies. The program is unique in that it lets students pick two areas of study from all of Walden’s undergraduate majors.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership specialize in the education and child development studies. The school features bachelors, master and PhD’s in a number of fields including instructional design and technology and education. The school’s Teacher Preparations Program is geared for those graduates that have already obtained a bachelor’s degree in their field and are interested in becoming a teacher.

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Information Summary

Ranks 100th in Minnesota and 3917th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 28.5
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $13,020
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 102 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 50% / 25%
Enrollment Total (all students) 50,360


Students who wish to apply to Walden University must be adult students at least 24 years of age or older and hold a high school diploma or GED. Students must apply online.


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Financial Aid

Walden students are eligible for Federal Stafford Loans, Pell Grants, Graduate PLUS Loans and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.

To be eligible for aid students must:

  • be a US or eligible citizen
  • have a high school diploma or GED
  • be enrolled in a degree or certificate program
  • not owe money on another loan or be in default
  • maintain good academic standing
  • Be enrolled at least half-time

Walden offers a bevy of scholarships including GEAR UP Scholarships, Riley Scholars and Teacher of the Year Recipient Scholarship.

The school also offers fellowships. These fellowships are not administered by the Office of Financial Aid but by the Office of the President. These include the Don E. Ackerman Research Fellowship in Educational Leadership and the Research Fellowship in Distance Education.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Walden University has been an accredited institution for over 38 years.

University Services include a Writing Center and a Career Services Center that helps students find work after they graduate. Career Services consist of resume and CV tips and interviewing guidance.

Walden alumni have an eponymous magazine devoted to them dubbed the Walden.

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