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About Walden University

At Walden, our goal is to help you reach yours. From your first inquiry about your online program and throughout your studies, you can benefit from our wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in attaining your online degree.

Founded in 1970, Walden University is a global leader in student-centered online education. A regionally accredited institution in the United States, Walden University attracts a community of extraordinary students and faculty from around the world.

Our quality online programs feature nationally recognized experts, accomplished faculty, and visionary leadershipall professionals who are dedicated to upholding the university's high academic standards.

As a leader in online education, Walden University offers doctoral, master'sbachelor's, and certificate programs in areas such as nursing, psychology, management, counseling, and more.


Walden University’s mission is to provide a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change. Three values—quality, integrity, and student-centered learning—are at the core of the university. A commitment to these values demands high standards of excellence, uncompromising openness and honesty, and primary attention to the progress of our students.

Dedicated Students

The educational and life goals of the students in Walden’s graduate and undergraduate programs are as diverse and unique as the students themselves. Our students are committed to pursuing an education that can open doors to personal and professional achievement.

A Diverse and Vibrant Faculty

Walden’s faculty members enrich the online university’s learning community with their wide range of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds. They are gifted instructors and expert mentors who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities. As active participants in your learning, our faculty is eager to help you succeed.


Accreditation is an important hallmark of quality. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) www.hlcommission.orgThe Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is a regional accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The HLC is a U.S. membership organization for educational institutions that was created to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence. When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned their degree from an accredited university.

Walden University is listed in the U.S. Department of Education’s comprehensive database of accredited postsecondary educational institutions. The database is searchable by institution name, accrediting body, and geographic region.

Learn more about the advantages of a Walden online education. Request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 855-589-5866.


Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.*


More than 90% of Walden graduates responding to our survey say they are very satisfied or satisfied with Walden.*


More than 97% of our graduates’ employers who responded to our survey say they would hire another Walden graduate.*

*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.