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Walden University is a private for-profit institution situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The location of Walden University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

174 Undergraduate Degrees
1,535 Graduate Degrees

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Walden University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Walden University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Business Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Business Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Online Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Walden University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Marketing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Marketing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Business/Corporate Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Human Resource Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Value Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Walden University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#16 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#86 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual
#122 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Walden University?

Location of Walden University

Contact details for Walden University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 866-492-5336
Website: www.waldenu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Waldenu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/waldenu

How Do I Get Into Walden University?

You can apply to Walden University online at: myhomepage.waldenu.edu/Walden#/

Walden University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Walden University?

100% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Walden University, approximately 100% of students took out student loans averaging $6,333 a year. That adds up to $25,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Walden University is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Walden University Undergraduate Student Diversity

827 Full-Time Undergraduates
85% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,016 undergraduate students at Walden University, with 827 being full-time and 6,189 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Walden University

There are also 41,404 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 827 full-time undergraduates at Walden University, 15% are male and 85% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Walden University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Walden University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Walden University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 170
Hispanic or Latino 74
White 445
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 106

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Walden University. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at Walden University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Canada, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Walden University

50,360 Took All Classes Online
50,360 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 21 bachelor’s degree and 39 master’s degree programs available online at Walden University. In 2017-2018, 50,360 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Walden University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Walden University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Walden University was -0.8%. This is the #133 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Walden University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Walden University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 6%
Finance 47%
Finance & Financial Management 47%
General Business Administration and Management 4%
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 22%
Human Resource Management 22%
Marketing 10%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 10%
Organizational Leadership 37%
Project Management 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Walden University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Auditing #2
Business/Corporate Communications #3
Business/Corporate Communications #3
Project Management #11
General Management Information Systems #19
Management Information Systems #25
Finance #28
Finance & Financial Management #31
Marketing/Marketing Management, General #34
Organizational Leadership #45
Accounting #50
Marketing #54
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration #56
Human Resource Management #70
Accounting #73
General Business Administration and Management #103
Business Administration & Management #108

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Walden University Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business Administration and Management 148 75 644 421 1,288
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 0 45 127 0 172
Organizational Leadership 0 23 31 0 54
Accounting 15 7 30 0 52
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0 26 24 0 50
Project Management 0 0 39 0 39
General Management Information Systems 0 0 21 0 21
Finance 0 0 17 0 17
Business/Corporate Communications 11 0 0 0 11
Auditing 0 5 0 0 5
TOTAL 174 181 933 421 1,709

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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