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Walden University

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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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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.

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.

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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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,715 0.44
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 32 0.01
Forcible Rape 386 0.10
Robbery 1,589 0.41
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5,104 1.32
Larceny 12,311 3.19
Vehicle theft 1,775 0.46

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Minneapolis, MN 55401
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population3,649 (3,649 urban / N/A rural)
Households2,592 (1.33 people per house)
Median Household Income$40,716
Families496 (2.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateProfessions focus, high graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentMajority graduate/professional
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2705

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3354th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,130 $11,130 $11,130
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $330 $330 $330
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $300 $300 $300
FT Graduate Tuition $11,814 $11,814 $11,814
FT Graduate Required Fees $619 $619 $619
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $500 $500 $500
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $12,660 $12,660 $12,660
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $30,930 $30,930 $30,930
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $17,160 $17,160 $17,160

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $10,610 $11,010 $10,610 $11,010 $10,610 $11,010
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,460(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $9,540(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,500(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 781st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $79,059 ($80,434 male / $62,124 female)
Number of FT Faculty 165 (62 male / 103 female)
Number of PT Faculty 2,928
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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