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"Walden is a pathway to social change. I see myself as a part of that process. Having come through it, I hope to encourage others to take the same path."

Laurie Jolly | Ph.D. in Education Graduate

About Walden University

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

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 leaders—all professionals who are dedicated to upholding the university’s high academic standards. 


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 approach—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.

A Diverse and Vibrant Faculty

Walden’s world-class 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.

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.


Accreditation is an important hallmark of quality. When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned their degrees from accredited universities.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, The North Central Association is one of the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The North Central Association is a U.S. membership organization for educational institutions that was created to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence.

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 1-888-502-6865.

Why earn your degree at Walden?

More than 55% of Walden doctoral graduates surveyed in 2011 replied that they obtained a promotion as a result of earning their degrees.

More than 60% of Walden graduates surveyed in 2011 replied that they received a pay raise within one year of earning their degrees.

*Results gathered by Walden University in 2011–2012 from current students, recent graduates, alumni, and employers who responded to our surveys. For additional survey details, visit

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